Face of the day

Today’s face of the day is not a racist as this issue is not about race. To some however she will be seen as discriminating against people because of their religion or more realistically perhaps, their surnames.To me she is a person fearful of a political ideology, an ideology that I too fear. Would you put a deadly weapon in the hands of a person whose ideology is the total opposite of democracy and freedom? Is that a risk you would be willing to take?

Arkansas business owner Jan Morgan says business has boomed since she turned her shooting range into a 'Muslim-free zone' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2931121/Woman-banned-Muslims-gun-range-says-business-booming-banished-matter-public-safety.html#ixzz3QUGT27W3 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Arkansas business owner Jan Morgan says business has boomed since she turned her shooting range into a ‘Muslim-free zone’ -DailyMail on Facebook

Before I show you the article here is a comment she made about the whole saga.

 

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January 28, 2015
Despite the threat of discrimination complaints, a woman who banned Muslims from her gun range in September has yet to face any charges. On top of that, business is reportedly booming.

Jan Morgan, Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range owner, announced that her Arkansas business would become a “Muslim-free zone” last year. At least one anti-discrimination complaint from the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been threatened, but Morgan’s gun range has remained closed to the religious group.

Morgan’s story gained attention once again on Wednesday when she posted a furious rant to Facebook.

“Geeze…I hate to have to embarrass the liberal mainstream media again, but…a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do,” Morgan wrote.
Several pictures of South Asian shooters were included in her post, which she uploaded after some customers accused her of turning away anyone with brown skin. The complaint was made by an anonymous father and son of South Asian decent who, though they identify as Hindu, claimed they were turned away because of their skin color. Though Morgan admitted in The Post that she had asked the two men to leave her gun range, she insisted it was because of their “strange” behavior.

Morgan, who says she identifies Muslims based on their names, defended her policy. She argued that Islam is a religion that commands its followers to kill others, and that she wouldn’t put a gun in the hand of “someone who aligns himself” with that ideology.

“We are dealing in lethal firearms,” Morgan said. “I’m not going to let a Nazi shoot in here, or a Ku Klux Klan member in here, either.”

Despite the negative publicity surrounding Morgan’s gun range, like a letter of complaint from the CAIR to Attorney General Eric Holder, Morgan reported that business is booming.

Morgan added that she would consider banning other ideologies from her range if they posed a threat to her patrons.

-Washington Post, Fox News

 

Morgan claims keeping Muslims out of her firing range is a matter of public safety and not a constitutional issue

… she wrote that she doesn’t consider Islam to be a religion — and as such Muslims shouldn’t be allowed protections under the U.S. Constitution.

‘Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?’ she added.

The shooting range owner said she made the decision in September after two customers she deemed suspicious visited. She said their furtive behavior and cellphone ringtones of ‘Allahu Akhbar’ prompted her to revise her range’s policies.

She added in her blog that she believed the Koran contains ‘109 verses commanding hate, murder and terror,’ and claims threats on her life have been made by Muslims.

…The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arkansas has now petitioned federal authorities against Morgan’s decision.

Legal experts say Morgan may be within her rights if her gun range is deemed a private club. However, they warned that a gun range open to the general public but excluding Muslims could struggle to prove it does not fall under federal civil rights regulation. 

Morgan cited the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Boston Marathon bombings as some of the reasons she mistrust Muslims.

Morgan said some of her patrons were ‘frightened’ when two men with ‘Allah Akbar ring tone and message alert tones’ — the Arabic phrase meaning ‘God is the greatest’ — walked into her range recently.

‘They spoke very little English, one did not have proof of U.S. citizenship, yet they wanted to rent and shoot,’ Morgan wrote. ‘They were constantly glancing toward the cameras in the range, then looking at each other and speaking in their own language.

‘Their behavior was so strange, it frightened my patrons. No one would enter the range to shoot while they were there. Some of my customers left. I lost business and the people who remained at my facility said they did so out of fear for my safety.’
-dailymail.co.uk

 


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  • steve and monique

    Good on her. There is a risk with these cultist crazies, so banning them is a good idea. Now just to stop allowing them to immigrate. Petition/referendum anyone.

  • Cadwallader

    It is her business, her financial investment (risk) so she gets to make her own rules. If I had a business like hers in NZ I wouldn’t welcome Islamos, the Black Power gang etc…She is an honest person.

    • johcar

      Plus it’s become a good marketing strategy, it seems, if business is booming….

  • rantykiwi

    I think she’s being a little unfair. It would be zero risk and cost her nothing to allow them on the range whenever they want….. at the target end.

    • Hedgehog

      I disagree, she is selling a service and as such should be aloud to sell that service to whom ever she likes. Or conversely withdraw that service to those she does not want to do business with.

      • Bryan

        yep Hedgehog many would be surprised to know that any retailer in this country can ask someone to leave their store and they don’t have to give them a reason, and the way some people act in stores i have worked in we are quite within our rights to protect others and ourselves.

    • pak

      Good suggestion. If she made that a pre-condition of entry to selected clientele problem likely solved!

  • Adios Africa

    I am an ex-small arms instructor and past president of a tactical shooting club. Tough selection criteria are essential to do the very best one can to ensure the skills provided are never used in an inappropriate way. Jan Morgan is the appropriate person to make the call. not CAIR, ACLU or any such pressure group.

  • Genevieve

    At the heart of Morgan’s argument is her belief that Islam is an ideology rather than a religion, and this will form the basis of any legal argument.
    An ideology will divide the world into believers and non-believers.
    Islam is basically a political ideology disguised as a religion.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2010/jamie-glazov/symposium-when-does-a-religion-become-an-ideology/

    • pak

      Thanks for posting link – excellent read and exposition on why islam basically an ideology.

  • Eddie Nunns

    Its not fair i mean they could go to a private airport and learn to fly planes cant they? And wheres the Harm in that ??

    • Bryan

      it’s not about fairness it’s simple ” our place our rules ” and if you cannot say No what does your yes mean

      • pak

        I think Eddie was being sarcastic ….

    • fairymai

      there is an airport in the Bay Of Plenty, that “they” learn to fly…the same stance could be put in place there…methinks

  • spanishbride
    • pak

      This is one brave, articulate and feisty woman. See she has studied koran for some 12 years and has been speaking out about islamic issues for some time. Not a woman to be taken lightly. Will enrage her opponents even more that she will not be silenced by their threats. She even gave the person issuing the latest threat her home address and said she would be waiting “with the lead”!

      • Mick Ie

        If she has been known to speak out against Islamic issues, then it makes no sense as to why they turned up at the range in the first place. Unless of course they were deliberately inciting a reaction. But that wouldn’t be the case would it, because people of peace don’t do things like that…

    • Davo42

      Well done Islamist nutters, you have proven that her actions were totally justified. I would dare them to try it. This woman is fully capable of defending herself, unlike the unarmed people they usually prey on to push their agenda.

  • Hard1

    Place of Birth is a requirement on all firearms applications in NZ. How does one find out how many applicants in NZ are from Middle Eastern countries ?.

    • ex-JAFA

      I would imagine an Official Information request to the Police or Internal Affairs (or whomever is charged with issuing firearms licences) would be the way to go.

  • oldmanNZ

    Little confused as she says its a private club and not a business, but business is booming?
    Should say “membership parcipitant is booming”

    Ideology, religion? what the difference?
    Many religion can be ideology, and many ideology can be religion.

  • Eiselmann

    So there are people in the States who want Muslims to have access to weapons and time to train with them…..has 25000 random lone wolf attacks all in the name of allah since 9-11 taught them nothing about lone wolf attacks…….by muslims…..in the name of allah……armed with guns.

  • fergus

    AAHH…comparison…..a public house (pub) is NOT a public place under the law.
    That is why you can be removed or denied access.

  • pak

    See the American Civil Liberties Union has petitioned federal authorities against Jan Morgan’s sensible decision. These are the same people who for 40 years have threatened to drag school boards to court for allowing Christian prayer in school, but who are now enthusiastically supporting muslim student rights to do the same thing.

  • williamabong

    Not that hard to work out how this evil cult gains traction in our society, we let it, if all these do good organisations want to help the towel head nut jobs why don’t they rock off over to Muslim run countries and help out there,

  • cows4me

    Her biggest problem will not be the Islamic nutjobs but the Liberal nutjobs, they are the wests true enemy. It’s her business she should be free to do business with whom she chooses. No doubt some scabby arsed liberal lawyers backed by a very traitorous federal government will do their utmost to shut this lady down, the left and their hatred of individual freedoms should also be banned from her range.

    • Eiselmann

      Agreed …we all take risks and we make decisions to manage that risk. I prefer to make those decisions for myself but I’m happy to allow others (like Police for example) to make those decisions when I know they have my best interests at heart. What I’m not going to accept is some one risking my life and the lives of others for PC reasons when common sense is always the better option.

  • Genevieve

    She is one gutsy lady, who not only ‘talks the talk’ but ‘walks the walk’.
    Her apprehension re Islamic ideology is well- founded.
    How different history might be if instructors at a Florida flight school had the same apprehensions about Muslims who wanted to learn to fly but weren’t too fussed about learning to land.

  • Bombastic

    I would have thought a Muslim-free shooting range is as sensible as a terrorist-free airplane.

  • JC

    There’s a fair likelihood this is a Islamic type setup where suspicious looking and sounding Muslims deliberately “test” the system to see what they can get away with.. if it works it goes into the terrorist handbook as another way to kill the Infidel and if it doesn’t CAIR takes over to create a lawsuit, publicity and closes down the right of people to make sensible decisions about perceived threats.

    Anyway, why would adherents to The Religion of Peace want to play with firearms.. this lady is doing a fine job of helping them to stay peaceful :)

    JC

    • Chiefsfan73

      Exactly.

  • steve and monique

    Now that’s what we need – a woman with stones, if only others had the courage of conviction to do the same – stop Muslim Immigration now, it’s the only way we stand a chance.

  • Don O’Brien

    If you stop Muslim Immigration, what will you do with the Muslims that are already here?

    • wooted

      Worry about that once Plan A is in effect.

      Common method of dealing with a safety issue:
      (a) stop danger increasing
      (b) minimise existing danger.

      Besides, experience in countries with Muslim minorities has shown that problems increase exponentially with increases in population. With the small percentage we currently have, problems are less likely to occur. Let’s keep it that way!

  • Steve (North Shore)

    If you are running a business is it wrong to ban someone or some group that may be detrimental to your turnover and good will?
    I don’t think so

  • D.Dave

    No.1 son lives in the Mid west USA, where carrying is permitted. There is very low crime rates there. I would think that any Muslim who looked like causing harm to another would soon become a colander……. The locals are not afraid to defend themselves, or any one else s business.

  • Emmess

    On a philosophical basis, can’t say I agree with it but until Muslims act a peacefully as everyone else, they need to accept the consequences i.e. very mild levels of discrimination.

  • Don O’Brien

    From
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/65719506/texas-honours-real-american-sniper

    Two years after Chris Kyle’s death, and days before the man accused of killing him goes to trial, the retired Navy SEAL depicted in the blockbuster movie American Sniper received a state day in his honour.

    Four years after he retired from service, he and neighbour Chad Littlefield were shot and killed at a North Texas gun range.

    Accused in their deaths is former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, whom the two men were trying to help. Routh has been described by family as a troubled veteran who was hospitalised for mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder.

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