“Muslim Free” Shooting Range In Arkansas Turns Away Brown-Skinned Non-Muslim Customers

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In an example of purely ignorant racism, a shooting range in Arkansas turned away two prospective customers because the owner believed the men are Muslim. While that in itself would show blatant discrimination, it turns out the men she told to leave aren’t even Muslim. The father and son are of South Asian descent and have brown skin, which appears to be the justification the owner used in booting them from the premises.

The Arkansas Times reported on the story Tuesday after speaking with the son, who requested that his name not be released. The man explains he and his father went to The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs to spend some “guy time” together shooting guns. He pointed out that he is a college student who attends away from home and hadn’t been to the shooting range in a while. The man explained that he and his father used to go to the range before with no problems but it has “changed ownership recently.”

The current owner, Jan Morgan, was profiled by the Times last September when she declared her gun range a “Muslim free zone.” Her declaration made her something of a celebrity among the 2nd Amendment and gun rights crowd. In her essay, she said the reason she was banning Muslims from her establishment is her belief that Islam is a theocracy. Here is her explanation:

I view Islam as a theocracy, not a religion. Islam is the union of political, legal, and religious ideologies. In other words, law, religion and state are forged together to form what Muslims refer to as “The Nation of Islam.”

It is given the sovereign qualities of a nation with clerics in the governing body and Sharia law all in one. This is a Theocracy, not a religion.

The US Constitution does not protect a theocracy.

Now, we can debate whether or not certain followers of Islam feel it is a theocracy and that governments should be run following the tenets of Islam. However, the fact that Morgan points to “The Nation of Islam” to make her point shows just how utterly ignorant and ridiculous she truly is. The Nation of Islam is a black separatist movement based in the United States that uses Muslim teachings and has had ties with other Islamic leaders, but only has a core membership of about 50,000 and hardly speaks for Muslims around the world.

When the Times profiled Morgan last September, they wondered how she was going to determine who was Muslim and who wasn’t when they walked through her doors. Well, it appears that they got their answer — good old fashioned racism. According to the prospective customer, once they started filling out paperwork at the counter, the woman assisting them (presumably Morgan) told them that the range was a Muslim free zone and asked if they were Muslim. Both of them said they weren’t, but the father asked why the range didn’t allow Muslims. After a short conversation, the woman told them that they needed to leave or she was going to call the cops on them, saying “I don’t think you guys should be here.”

As the man explained, he and his father have brown skin, which may have made her suspicious of their supposed religious affiliation. He also pointed out that she said, “I would hope if you were Muslim you guys wouldn’t be cowards and would be up front about it.” The college student told the Times he wouldn’t be pressing charges or taking any further action, but did want to get the story out due to the intolerance he faced. A call to the gun range from the Times was not answered as the paper said the person answering quickly hung up on them.

After the Times had run the story Tuesday afternoon, Morgan responded with a Facebook post of her own. In her post, she provided pictures of Indian customers of hers, claiming she serves brown-skinned people all the time. She also took a shot at the “liberal mainstream media” (natch) and said she has the right to refuse service to anyone she deems to be a danger or acting irrationally, perhaps implying that the two customers in the Times piece acted out of line or exhibited dangerous traits.

Anyway, if you aren’t a Muslim, or have no problems supporting a business that plays on xenophobic fears, then make your way down to Hot Springs, Arkansas, and go shoot some guns!
Image via JanMorganMedia.com

25 Replies to ““Muslim Free” Shooting Range In Arkansas Turns Away Brown-Skinned Non-Muslim Customers”

  1. I hesitate to ask, but I wonder how she thinks muslims in America live? The same as her description? How sad.

  2. I view Islam as a theocracy, not a religion. Islam is the union of political, legal, and religious ideologies. In other words, law, religion and state are forged together to form what Muslims refer to as “The Nation of Islam.”
    ————————

    Head hits desk

  3. Yikes, another paranoid whack job with a gun. No wonder they fear background checks, this idiot wouldnt pass as mentally stable.

  4. Oh please let a group of white, American muslims go have a big day of shooting (without divulging their inherently evil identities, of course) and then, later,
    clue her in and let her know, in a maniacal voice, that, “we are everywhere”, just to make her paranoid mind explode!

  5. …I believe Islam is a theocracy not a religion”…why of all the..sigh! YOU STUPID WENCH!!! Using this stupid racist’s logic Christianity is also a Theocracy! This proves once more that picking up a gun lowers IQ’s AND that only the mentally challenged luv’ them some gun’s! This is why I never venture south of the Ohio river, then again we have these same idiots here to.

  6. Too bad this shootin’ range is not a Stupid Free Zone! If it was there would no one there including the owner.

  7. Guy Harrison in 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True writes:

    “Ignorance is the greatest reason so many people are able to confidently declare that their religion is true while all others fall short. What could be easier than to feel superior about your belief system when you know little or nothing about all other belief systems?”

  8. “I view Islam as a theocracy, not a religion. Islam is the union of political, legal, and religious ideologies.”

    Read this carefully all you anti-choice people. You enact anti-choice laws in the name of your religion against the rights of women to choose. Is this not theocratic? As a result, you should be banned as well and if not, by definition, it is religeous discrimination. Well, Ms. Morgan? Defense please?

    The rationalization of an irrational mind.[WINK]

  9. I feel the same way about America – a theocracy of Euro-Christianity. Laws against female people controlling their own bodies are pure Abrahamic claptrap, and un-American.

  10. I pilfered this off of the main FB page.

    “So . . . . to quote her quote: ”
    I view Islam as a theocracy, not a religion. Islam is the union of political, legal, and religious ideologies. In other words, law, religion and state are forged together to form what Muslims refer to as “The Nation of Islam.”
    It is given the sovereign qualities of a nation with clerics in the governing body and Sharia law all in one. This is a Theocracy, not a religion.
    The US Constitution does not protect a theocracy.” . . . unless, of course, the ‘theocracy’ in question is Christian. Doesn’t the Teaparty want political, legal, and religious ideologies to be “forged” together “as our Founding Fathers intended” (we keep hearing from them).”

  11. I wonder how she would feel if she went somewhere and start filling out papers and they told her to leave because she had blue eyes. Or maybe she was a blond, or just because she was white and plain stupid. People who have hatred in their hearts don’t realize that it is going to come back and bite them harder than it did in the past. We live in a different generation and this generation will not take the same explanation, that those in the older days did. They will not sit back and be quiet or hold their peace. They are going to march, protest louder and longer until they get results. Thank goodness most of the old white men who live with the myths of the older lies about all miniorties in their mines are dying out and the nation is becoming a nation of miniorties. Maybe that is what is so frightening to them, but what they don’t realize, it didn’t just happen, it is a circle that is beginning to close from long ago and they can’t stop it.

  12. In her Facebook post she appears to suggest the man and his father were either drunk or on drugs. Keep it classy Jan.

  13. I look forward to the day business owners define themselves to be Christofascist paranoid bigot free zones.

  14. disagree with me if u want but i agree with banning muslims at her gun range cuz of the issue of terrorism, besides its her gun range she can do what she wants

  15. If you’re going to say something cretinous, at least learn to spell it out- correctly, if possible.

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