By Theodore Shoebat
A shooting a range in Arkansas has banned Muslims from entering its premises. As we read from a report:
Jan Morgan, who owns The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs Arkansas, announced the ban by posting her 10 reasons on her official website.
The conservative blogger and NRA-certified Firearms Instructor lists a series of incidents that have triggered her decision including “the barbaric act of beheading an innocent American in Oklahoma by a Muslim”, the Boston bombings, the Fort Hood mass shooting and the 9/11 attacks.
She also revealed that she had received death threats for her views of Islam, which formed another part of her reasoning for banning Muslims.
In her second reason, she said: “My life has been threatened repeatedly by Muslims in response to my publication of those verses from their Koran.”
She also referenced a recent situation where two Muslims came to her range with “Allah akbar ringtone and message alert tones” on their phones.
She said they spoke very little English, one did not have U.S. citizenship, but they wanted to shoot guns.
“Their behaviour was unnerving to my patrons. No one would enter the range to shoot while they were there. (can you blame them?),” she wrote.
While she said her ban was also instigated by Muslims who also support ISIS, al-Qaeda and Hamas, and therefore support the killing of Americans, she does concede that “not all Muslims are terrorists”.
But she said her decision to ban Muslims was not racial discrimination, because she does not see Islam as a religion, and she doesn’t care about peoples’ religious beliefs when they come to her gun range. Her priority is her customers’ safety while they shoot.
“Not all Muslims are terrorists, but almost all terrorists in the world right now are Muslim,” she wrote.
“Since you can’t determine by visual assessment, which ones will kill you and which ones will not, I am going to go with the line of thought that ANY HUMAN BEING who would either knowingly or unknowingly support a “religion” that commands the murder of all people who refuse to submit or convert to that religion, is not someone I want to know or do business with. I hold adults accountable for the religion they align themselves with.
“In summary, I not only have the right, but a responsibility to provide a safe environment for my customers. I do not believe my decision is religious discrimination because I do not classify islam as a religion,” she said.
“It is a theocracy/terrorist organisation that hides behind the mask of religion in order to achieve its mission of world domination. People who shoot at my range come from all religious backgrounds … some are atheists … I do not care about their religious beliefs. I care about the safety of my customers who come to shoot here.”
Her controversial decision has already sparked debate on social media, and Morgan is understood to be preparing for any legal backlash from her decision.
On her Facebook page, followers shared their mixed views.
Leslie Sorensen wrote: “I think that the position you have taken with your business is illegal and constitutionally unacceptable.
You can’t discriminate against someone based on their religion. Christians used to kill people all the time based on Biblical principles. A man in Florida (not a Muslim) just shot his 4 grandchildren, his daughter then himself. He is just as dangerous as those “Muslim” people you speak of and you would have gladly accepted him into your establishment. Just because someone is Muslim does not mean they are a terrorist.”
But Jo Anne Moretti posted: “I agree. It is your right to bar anyone for any reason from your private establishment, just as an bar can refuse to serve anyone.”
SecretaryofWar Ford also supported her, saying: “I love the position you have taken with your business. I hope and pray that you prosper in your endeavour. As a Marine, an LEO and a patriot I’ll stand with you.”