Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"I mean, come on, if you can’t picture shooting Osama, who can you?"

If it offends Muslims you cannot do it.  Even a zombie OBL is out of bounds, because it will cause people to go out and shoot innocent Muslims.  Notice in the article that the Muslim group complaining about the zombie OBL is not making a stink about the other target, an obvious white male zombie.

I wonder why that is?

From the National Post Feb 10 by Reid Southwick

MP Rob Anders’ shooting range photo in front of turban-clad ‘zombie Osama’ target promotes hatred, Muslim leader says

CALGARY — A Calgary Muslim leader says a photograph showing MP Rob Anders and federal candidate Melissa Mathieson at a firing range in front of a target depicting a lifelike image of a terrorist promotes hatred.

But not everyone says the photo, which has been circulating on social media, poses a real problem.

The image has sparked debate about what lifelike figures are appropriate targets for firing ranges and whether there is a line, however narrow, that should not be crossed.

The photo shows Anders, the MP for Calgary West, and Mathieson, who is vying for the federal Conservative nomination in the upcoming Macleod byelection, standing back-to-back with guns in their hands at a Calgary shooting range last weekend.

Behind them is a target depicting a caricature of a bearded Muslim man wearing a turban and torn clothes, with an assault rifle in his hands. A website that sells the same target,, identifies the character as a zombie Osama bin Laden.

Duane Bratt, a political scientist at Calgary’s Mount Royal University, said the first time he saw the photo he thought the target was racist because he assumed it portrayed a generic Muslim terrorist. After learning it was bin Laden, he changed his mind, calling it “harmless fun.”

I forgot, what race is Islam again?

“I mean, come on, if you can’t picture shooting Osama, who can you?” Bratt said in an email.

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