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Detroit gun shop stops selling Bin Laden targets after CAIR outcry

- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Detroit gun shop has pulled its Osama bin Laden skeleton targets after an outcry by the the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The owner of the shop, Target Sports in Royal Oak, Mich., agreed to stop selling the item after a meeting with Dawud Walid, the executive director of the Michigan chapter of CAIR, The Daily Mail reports.

After "an extremely non-hostile meeting" with the store owner, the owner promised to stop selling the item, Mr. Walid told the Detroit Free Press.

The manufacturer, Thompson Target, will continue advertising the life-sized target, called Crazy Bones, on its website despite also being contacted by Mr. Walid, according to The Macomb (Mich.) Daily.

The CAIR director told the Huffington Post that he was worried the target might cause gun owners to view any Muslim in traditional dress as an enemy.

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