Navy SEALs Will Not Use Image Of Muslim Women In Hijab For Target Training
The Navy has stopped using targets featuring Muslim women in hijabs at the new SEAL training range in Fort Story, reports The Virginian-Pilot. According to The Blaze, the Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR) National Director Nihad Awad wrote a letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense stating concerns against using such training methods.
"Using a Muslim woman wearing a religious head scarf with [verses from the] Quran behind her as a target for our nation’s military personnel is offensive and sends a negative and counterproductive message to trainees and to the Muslim-majority nations to which they may be deployed. This is yet another example of why the Department of Defense needs to fix what appears to be an ongoing problem by consulting credible scholars and experts to review all training and training materials related to Islam or Muslims." (...)