Unveiled: a gun no Muslim would use
A Florida weapons manufacturer has launched an assault rifle it claims was ‘designed to never be used by Muslim terrorists’.
The company, Spike’s Tactical, believes that what would stop murderous Islamists from handling the AR15 Crusader are the etchings it bears.
On the one side is a Knights Templar Long Cross – a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the “Holy Land” from Muslims – and on the other the words of Psalm 144:1:
Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
The company’s spokesman, former Navy SEAL Ben “Mookie” Thomas said he came up with the idea and is convinced that no devout Muslim would touch such a weapon.
Off the cuff I said I’d like to have a gun that if a Muslim terrorist picked it up a bolt of lightning would hit and knock him dead.
The weapon went on sale for $1,395 on Wednesday – and immediately drew fire from the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida. Hasan Shibly, executive director of CAIR-FL asked:
Is it designed for Christian terrorists?
He then pointed out that out of 205 mass killings so far this year in the US only one involved a Muslim.
We need to have a conversation on gun violence. There has been utter silence from gun manufacturers. It’s time for them to stop trying to make a buck on this.
This summer, Florida Gun Supply in Inverness north of Tampa drew nationwide publicity after owner Andy Hallinan declared it a “Muslim-free zone” following the July 16 killings of five military recruiters in Chattanogga, Tennessee.
The killer was identified as Muhammad Youseef Abdulazeez, above.
Shibly said he would welcome an opportunity to speak with Thomas as CAIR-FL opposes all forms of religious extremism.
The owners of Spike Tactical did not intend to insult or antagonize Muslims, Thomas said. They believe America and much of the world is threatened by Islamic terrorism and the Crusader is a symbol of shared Christian values and the right to defend themselves
The safety selector that controls the Crusader’s trigger has three settings: “Peace”, “War” and “God Wills It”.
The company would never produce an AR-15 assault rifle with verses from the Koran for Muslim marksmen, Thomas said. But it makes other special models including an AR-15 for women called “Pure Estrogen”.
Our goal is not to offend or alienate good people. The difficult issues people have with each other need to be brought to the table. Often these are hurtful and painful but it’s important to be honest.
Spike’s Tactical was founded in 2001 by Mike and Angela Register as a family-owned business. Begun originally as a hobby, it now has more than 40 employees making enough components for enthusiasts to build about 10,000 custom rifles a year.
Said CEO Angela Register.
Men like to accessorize their guns more than women like to accessorize their outfits.
Hat tip: Stephen Mynett