Navy Pulls Targets of Muslim Women from SEAL Training Range

Rheana Murray, NY Daily News, July 3, 2012

The U.S. Navy says it will remove images of Muslim women as targets at a SEAL training range in Virginia Beach, Va.

After The Virginian-Pilot published a photo on Tuesday of a cardboard target, a cutout of a Muslim woman holding a gun and wearing a traditional headscarf called a hijab, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked the Pentagon to pull the targets.

In a letter addressed to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday, Nihad Awad, CAIR’s executive director, said the target is “offensive and sends a negative and counterproductive message to trainees and to the Muslim-majority nations to which they may be deployed.”

CAIR also voiced concern about verses of the Quran that were hanging on the wall behind the cutout of the Muslim woman.

Hours after the council’s request, the Navy announced it had gotten rid of the controversial target.

“We have removed this particular target and Arabic writing in question from the range in the near-term, and will explore other options for future training,” said Lt. David Lloyd, a spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group 2, which oversees SEAL teams 2, 4, 8 and 10 at the base.


The council commended the Navy for removing the targets, but says the military still needs to work harder to battle “Islamophobia.”

“There are all kinds of people all over the world trying to do us harm,” spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper told The Virginian-Pilot. “Why would you use this particularly image in training people how to kill?



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  • mobilebay

    CAIR’S got to be kidding! Our Navy uses photos for target practice. Muslims use real humans.

  • And I’m betting they replaced it with a picture of a White Woman.

    This is how islam wins in The West.  It never was to be taken by Blood, it was always meant to be taken Politically and man oh man, have they ever succeeded.  Dhimmitude.

    • Spartan24708

      I wouldn’t doubt it Stephanie. Remember a few years ago there was a terrorist training session where a home school advocacy group was supposed to hijack a bus full of school kids.

      • No, never heard of it but why am I not surprised?

        I advocate for an Iranian by the name of Ali Sina.  He’s the only one I know of that actually says:  islam must be eradicated.  Eradicated.  I love that word.  There’s nothing like a True Apostate to let ya know what islam is really about –

        Dhimmitude is stuff like this (SEALS bowing) and the muslims being allowed “prayer” breaks during working hours and the Department of Justice suing on the behalf of the mudlim “teacher” and muslim holidays on our American Calendars even though they’ve done nothing but constantly attack us and of course, our Right to be Free of Illegal Search and Seizure.  You can’t walk in anywhere without being screened, scanned, smelled or stared at and it’s all because of islam.  Well, them and non-whites in general to be completely fair….

    • Xanthippe2

      Actually, the target appears to be that of a White woman (hair covered) already.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    News 2012: US Navy SEALS remove target picture of armed Muslim female to prevent “offensive, negative, and counterproductive messages…”

    News 2022: “We are delighted with the new target picture of an Anglo-Saxon female, heavily pregnant, and clutching a Bible” says Navy SEAL recruit Mustaffa Jihad.   

  • Actually, Muslims should be flattered. Arab women – apart from White Arabs like Lebanese & some close areas- are not good looking at all. This target could compete for Arabic playmate of the year.

  • This reminds me of the training scene in Men In Black when the Will Smith character is on the urban gun range.  Cardboard cut outs of aliens pop out but he doesn’t shoot them.  Instead he shoots the ONE cardboard cut out of a little WHITE girl carrying a science text book.  His reason for shooting the little WHITE girl and not the aliens was that the White girl was carrying an advanced physics text book in the middle of the night so clearly she was up to no good.  I’m not sure how I remember that scene but for some reason I instantly thought about that while reading this.  Maybe I’m reading too much into movies but I suspect I’m not.

    Here is the scene in question :

    • No, you have it.  It’s called messaging and you know it.  They’re trying to brainwash us.

  • Moohamad said women are for rapeing just like all his under 10yo “wives”

  • MekongDelta69

    I can’t POSSIBLY express how unbelievably pissed off I got, when I got a call about this a few days ago, from a former Team mate, who lives in Dam Neck.

    I simply can NOT believe (nor can anyone else in the Community) how the SEALs (of all outfits), caved to that POS from CAIR. Hooper has always been a race-hustling Muslim, on the same (low) level as Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan, Black Panthers, etc., etc.

    I can’t even CONCEIVE of this happening to us back then in BUD/s (or our SQT), Vietnam, or any other damn place on the planet.

    I’ve never commented on anything Military on here – even though the Service has, through the decades – become totally, affirmative-actionized, feminized, homosexualized, physically and mentally dumbed down, PC-ized, and on and on and on.

    I even remember an article being posted about the present-day SEALs being ordered to search for more ‘DIE-versity’, but we knew that had to fail – and it did. It died the slow, horrible death it deserved.

    But NOW… (I am literally freakin’ speechless.)

    S.T. 2 – 8th Plt. Det. Alpha (’68 – ’74)

    • Political correctness IS the poison, not the cure.

    • MekongDelta69

      As opposed to the one below in response to some nobody, why THIS post was moderated, I have NO clue.
      All I wanted to do was correct two grammatical typos.

      So I’ll do it here:

      “I simply can NOT believe (nor can anyone else in the Community) how the SEALs (of all the SpecOp outfits, no less)…”

      “I can’t even CONCEIVE of this happening to us back then in BUD/s (and our – what is now known as SQT),…”

      I’m done…

  • MekongDelta69

    It’s a freakin’ cardboard pop-up you ******* *******.

    And if I say any more, I will get banned from here after all these years. And a keyboard zero POS (for saying what you did in your last sentence of your first paragraph, b/c you don’t have the first effin’ clue) like you isn’t worth getting locked out.

    • Let’s keep this debate on the level.  Both of you.

    • MekongDelta69

      Well – that was quickly moderated.
      And I tried to censor myself…

  • The__Bobster

    Very few liberals are advocating such an act, but a certain group is.

  •  Your first paragraph doesn’t make sense.  Are American SEALs and GBs raping, pimping and murdering the children of prostitutes in Syria, Iran and Libya?  (Where we really have no presence, yet, BTW).

    The Taliban is a threat, because it knowingly harbored the people who planned 9/11.  But we don’t need to be combating it by “rebuilding” Afghanistan.  Ironically, I agree with what Obama is doing, non-stop drone attacks.  It kills them but not us.  Reward, but no risk.  Win win.

  • “There are all kinds of people all over the world trying to do us harm,” spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper told The Virginian-Pilot. “Why would you use this particularly image in training people how to kill?”
    Because Muslims?

    Go away Ibrahim Hooper.

  • anarchyst

    CAIR, AIPAC, JDL ACLU and $PLC must be required to register with the US State Department as “agents of a foreign government” along with ALL dual-nationality “citizens” . . . I guess that this would include the o’bama. lieberman and a host of other dual-nationality politicians, foreign-policy wonks, zionist israel-firsters and muslims  that are infecting (and infesting) MY country . . .

  • You’re right of course.  White Women would raise hell and White Men would just take it.

    I’ve had it.  I can’t wait until White Men have had it too because then, they’ll put everybody in their Proper Place.  Non-Whites will be in their own Countries and White Men will once again be Fathers in theirs and White Ladies will be Mothers.

    I don’t mean to sound like women can’t do anything it’s just, they ought to be contributing the Future of America/Europe First.  Babies I’m talking about.  And Men are the Bread Winners.  I’m old fashioned.

    • Truth is, that’s how White Women want it. Surveys show modern women are not as happy as women were in the 50’s. Look what happened when all the women had to enter the workforce during WW2. Once the men came home from the war, the women immediately left the workforce and had lots of children. Most women simply prefer to work part-time or to be full-time housewives.

      • I Love My House and I make her a Home!  It’s a Privilege only a Lady can understand and something you Men can’t wait to get Home to!

        We’ll get back there.  One day, hopefully soon, everything will git back to normal.

  • Cowards.

  • HenryHolliday

    Such BS, When you’re on the sharp edge, especially SEAL/Delta sharp, you have to accept that you may have to take out an aggressor of either gender and virtually any age.  It only makes sense to train accordingly. CAIR and all its surrogates can KMA.

    • MekongDelta69

      And Rangers. And PJs. And Force Recon.  😉

      And that guy above is some leftist troll who wouldn’t have the first clue as to the difference between a barrel and a buttstock.

      • HenryHolliday

        Thank you for your (condiderable) service to your country. Like you, I don’t talk about it much.   And like you, I get very annoyed when people who’ve never heard a shot  fired in anger, expound at length about how the military should be trained and/or deployed. Anyway…I’m glad you made it back. I enjoy your posts. Keep your powder dry. PS  I had to change this comment from the other thread, The reply button was jammed.

  • WhitesRdumb

    ” Jupiter7 wrote: What would any of us had done  if America was invaded and occupied by a
    bunch of Gangsters working for an invading Foreign Government?”

    That is easy. We (but not me) would have done  nothing because that is what has happened to the US since WWII.

    • IstvanIN

      Yup, correct.  We have stood by and watched the Mexican take over of America without much of a protest at all.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    I wonder how many SEALs we will lose their lives to Islamic women with guns due to lack of proper training.

  • Homosexuals are well represented among the “US” Special Forces…not a big secret.

    Huh?  All I see and hear and read is a lot of whining that the SFs are almost 100% straight white men.

    Many more of the homosexuals will be entering the “US” Special Force

    Probably not.  DADT is far more important to lesbian women than it is to gay men.  Neither will gravitate to the SFs very much.  Also, all the efforts to “diversity” the SFs with more racial minorities won’t work, and those spearheading those efforts know it.  That’s because it’s not designed to work, it’s designed to feed and whet a cottage industry of diversity consultants.

    The trigger happy Pavlovian dogs called the Navy Seal

    I thought the point of SFs was not to be “trigger happy,” or to teach those in SF training how not to be.

  • IstvanIN

    I have heard some nutty anti-gay remarks but this takes the cake.  Gays are taking over the Special Forces so they can murder Muslim mothers and children.

    Damn those war-monger gays like George Bush and Dick Chaney!

  • Take a vacation. Birds chirping, sky is blue …

    • Southern__Hoosier

       Have they added Obama yet?

  • Southern__Hoosier

    Wow! Where did you copy and paste all that psychobabble from? Don’t tell me you actually thought that up.

    Less 3% of the population is gay. I would say you vastly overate their influence on society. Actually I’m a little more concerned with 10-15 million illegal immigrants or the billion + Muslims that have been killing Christians for the past 1400 years.

    And if we were serious about fighting terrorism, we would quite using Marquess of Queensberry rules in a street fight.

    There is no need to to kill “socially and culturally conservative Muslim Women in their own Nations.” Their fathers, husbands and other village elders do that.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    “Why would you use this particularly image in training people how to kill?”

    In order to shoot the women with the gun and not shoot the women with the baby.

    • WhitesRdumb

       She obviously is trained in the use of handguns because her finger is not on the trigger. My guess is that it was not a Muslim woman, but an American actress posing as a Muslim Woman.

      • Southern__Hoosier

         Good call. Probably some Congressman’s wife or daughter getting paid a few thousand for a photo op.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    Fighting terrorism by cutting the US defence budget by 99.9% is quite the most bizarre statement that I’ve seen posted on Amren, ever!

  • I don’t support the wars in the Middle East, but I do support the troops. They consistently make me proud to be an American (especially White American). 

    Highly lethal, dominating 3rd worlders (especially Muslims) in every engagement, even when outnumbered.  Remember when the SEAL snipers shot those black pirates that were holding a White American hostage? That was off the bow of a ship rocking in the open ocean.

    A US soldier (overwhelmingly white) is the most lethal creature the world has ever seen and I LOVE it.

    • loyalwhitebriton

      I certainly agree with your estimation of US Armed Forces, though I would also say that Britains’ SAS (also overwhelmingly white) are pretty good too…..

  • panjoomby

    appeasement has never worked (ask Neville Chamberlain!)
    yet it’s all the US has done since the 1960s.
    stop appeasement now!

    • WhitesRdumb

  • Yaaaawwwwn. 

    Another bleeding heart liberal. America is the only country that has ever imposed its will on another. We are the only country to be scorned and hated. The real “terrorists” are US soldiers doing only what they are ordered to do. Blah, blah, blah, I’m so righteous and all of you are RACISTS!!!

    “The Iraqi people set on fire  4-5 former Navy Seals and hung their charcoal briquette bodies from the Falluja bridge ”

    You know what happened after that? Operation Phantom Fury where US Marines destroyed 60% of the city. Their “self-defense” resulted in the destruction of their city. Had they simply captured the Blackwater Security team, they could have ransomed them or used them as bargaining chips. Muslims, however, do not value life and as always, blood leads to more blood.

    After word of 9/11 got out Muslims all over the world starting dancing in the streets. 3,000 innocent people murdered for no reason and these twisted sub-humans are celebrating? When was the last time Americans danced in the street to celebrate a massacre?

    It’s a hostile world, get over it. You love your innocent little Muslims so much, move to the Middle East. I’ll pitch in money for your one-way plane ticket.

    • The poster to whom you are responding has called Rand Paul a “traitor.”  Anyone who doesn’t say “native born white Americans” and his spiel 50 times a day must be a “traitor.”  Almost as obnoxious as that other mantra.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    I hope you feel better now that you’ve got all that off your chest, although I must say that your spelling and grammar is quite attrocious!

  • TonyWestfield

    Why would Lt. David Lloyd (an officer in the United States Navy) begin taking his marching orders from a guy named Nihad Awad?

    Ooops, I forgot that Lt. David Lloyd was already taking orders from a guy named Barack Hussein Obama.

    Two symptoms, one disorder.

  • eunometic

    So what is the target now? Blonde blue eyed Nordic “racist” women. That will make the Neocon Trotskyite globalists of the New York times happy.

  • HenryHolliday

    Your explanation is a bit beyond me intellectually, I must confess.  I would suggest that if you want to be helpful, you hang around Coronado or Dam Neck and explain this in person to as many SEAL’s as you can. They’re actually pretty bright fellows, and you might very well get a lot of them to see the wisdom of your perspective.

  • NotThatGuy

    Take them down?  Are you kidding?  They need them for practice.  That would be like telling someone to practice football and then giving them a baseball glove.  If you don’t want our troops using pictures of your women as for target practice, then quit using your women/children as assailants against our troops!

  • 14POLK88

    The only good muslim is a dead one!

  • WhitesRdumb

    This is why white people will never regain what they lost. Previously on AmRen, the white boobs rallied against the way Muslims treated their woman.  They used it as an excuse to invade and destroy the Middle East. Now the white boobs want to kill Muslim women. Pure insanity!

    Here are some pictures from Apocalypse Now; The Middle East version