USA Today is reporting about a gun store and shooting range in Oklahoma that has a sign “advertising” the business is a “Muslim-free” zone.
Gun range manager Chad Neal, a medically discharged veteran who was deployed to Iraq in 2003, said last month’s shooting at the military recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tenn., prompted him to hang the sign in the door of the business, called Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear.
“I didn’t want any terrorists, or Muslims, cult, whatever you want to call them, training on my gun range,” Neal said. “There is a military recruiting station in the mall in Muskogee, and I thought this was one thing I could do to help protect our local soldiers.”
Oh boy. I’m pretty sure this is illegal.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called in the feds.
“It is clear to us that the establishment of Muslim-free zones is a violation of the law,” said Nihad Awad, executive director of CAIR. “There are clear laws that prohibit discrimination based on religion. This kind of thing is in violation of the U.S. Constitution and the American spirit of respect for the rule of law.”
The owner of the store describes himself as a “Christian constitutionalist.”
“I know the Quran says about lying to infidels and killing infidels. I don’t want them practicing those religious beliefs on my range.”
Another gun shop owner in Florida took a similar action last month, declaring their range to be a “Muslim-free” zone.