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    Muslim fury as Army uses 'mosques' on UK firing range

    Shame they don't use the real mosques.




    Muslim fury as Army uses 'mosques' on UK firing range



    By Paul Sims
    Last updated at 12:19 AM on 9th April 2010


    The Army was accused of gross insensitivity yesterday for putting up seven mosque-like structures on a firing range.
    Muslim leaders said the replicas were used as symbols of danger and reinforced negative stereotypes of Islam.
    The fake buildings - complete with green-domed roofs - were installed on the Black Beck range at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.
    Seven replica mosques were erected on a range at Bellerby, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire to prepare soldiers for combat in Afghanistan
    The Bradford Council of Mosques said that the structures were being used as a 'symbol of danger' and served to reinforce negative stereotypes of Muslims. Pictured is one of Afghanistan's largest mosques in Mazar-e-Sharif
    During training exercises, soldiers are instructed to fire at wooden targets mounted on rails which emerge from behind the 'mosques'.
    Last night, the Ministry of Defence apologised and said it had 'no intention of offending religious sensibilities'.
    But a spokesman said it was crucial that the 'generic Eastern buildings' were put up to replicate conditions in Afghanistan ahead of future deployments.

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    The Bradford Council for Mosques demanded the structures be taken down immediately.
    Mohammed Saleem Khan, its chief executive, said their shape and colour made it clear they symbolised Islamic places of worship.
    'It is so obvious. Even a non-Muslim recognised the significance,' he said. 'We are trying to achieve unity and cohesion and encourage British Muslims to participate in the Army and we accommodate visits from the Army.
    'But anyone looking at the firing range will think about mosques and Muslims and think about them negatively.'
    An MOD spokesman insisted the models were not meant to offend religious sensibilities, but added that it was crucial for the armed forces to train at ranges that replicate the environments they will be deployed to
    The MoD said it would seek a meeting with representatives from the Muslim community.
    But David Pinder, Tory councillor for Mirfield in West Yorkshire and a former infantry officer, said: 'I would ask the members of the Muslim community who are criticising this to think about the relatives of soldiers who are killed and maimed (in Afghanistan).
    'It is more insensitive to suggest that they would be sent to fight having not been trained properly.'
    The Army often uses mock war zones to train troops. At the Stanford Training Area near Thetford, Norfolk, soldiers operate in a 14million-replica Middle Eastern village which recreates the sights, sounds and smells they will encounter on patrols against the Taliban.
    Afghan immigrants have been employed to interact with the 11,000 soldiers who prepare there each year.
    The training area began life as a German village in 1942 and has since been 'Northern Ireland' and 'Bosnia'.


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    How can they be mosques without minerets? just got domes

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    drawing a few bearded rag heads in the windows would make far better marksmen out of the soldiers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    How can they be mosques without minerets? just got domes
    Why does a mosque need minarets?

    How utterly stupid to make targets look like mosques . . . I'm sure we would be just as aghast if the Iranian or Saudi or Turkish army would use churches or St. Peters as theirs.

    Brainless idiots

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    What are they supposed to use, street scene's of N Ireland ? You can bet your last dime that Mosques/Minerets are a favourite place for Ragheads to snipe from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat
    I'm sure we would be just as aghast if the Iranian or Saudi or Turkish army would use churches or St. Peters as theirs.
    I am pretty sure they would just completely ignore any complaints that were made anyway.




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    Great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I am pretty sure they would just completely ignore any complaints that were made anyway.
    Yup . . . just like we seem to be doing here.

    They do come across as being so overly sensitive at times . . .these 'spokesmen' for Islam

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    How can they be mosques without minerets? just got domes
    Why does a mosque need minarets?

    How utterly stupid to make targets look like mosques . . . I'm sure we would be just as aghast if the Iranian or Saudi or Turkish army would use churches or St. Peters as theirs.

    Brainless idiots

    indeed but the brainless ones were wetting their pants when the Swiss told them they could not built one with minerets any longer. These are just vaugly middle eastern buildings with domes and could be churches even. Ragheads never miss an opportunity to be 'offended' and to demand tolerance, while giving none in return, fvck 'em

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    Cover the sign up and invite all the complainers for a first hand inspection of the "buildings".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    The Bradford Council of Mosques
    Two brothers living above a kebab shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    drawing a few bearded rag heads in the windows would make far better marksmen out of the soldiers.
    You could add some chinks, niggers, wops, wogs, pakis and poofs as well.
    Shit, forgot the frogs.

    Or would that be bigoted and wrong?

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    Speaking to a deeply religious friend of mine last week, i asked him his opinion about the reluctance of some UK councils to grant planning permission for mosques with high minarets. He told me that there is no need for these structures at all, there are three types of muslims in the uk, they will not share mosques in the same way christians like to have different churches for each denomination. However there is real rivalry between muslims as too who can afford the higest minarets=most succesful=most wealthy, its just islamic bling!

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    Funny as fuck . Now they're telling the army what to do . How many of these guys are actually in the british army ?

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    Of course the next thing will be human rights groups complaining that the army is using human shaped targets, when the British army changes to bunny rabbit shaped targets animal rights groups will complain, eventually when they change over to green alien shaped targets with horns some fringe lunatic american group will complain about aliens rights, and don't forget the tree huggers, all these targets are mounted on wood

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    ^Exactly, if they used garden sheds then some bunch of allotment digging carrot crunchers would complain!

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    Seeing that Islamic terrorists have allegedly committed 15114 deadly attacks since 9/11/2001, it's makes perfect sense to me...


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    I wonder if the targets have sticks of dynamite sticking out of their turbans

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    I think someone should take their scantily clad girlfriend to The Bradford Council for Mosques and then stick their tongue right down her throat whilst grabbing her arse

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    ^ While eating a bacon sarnie...

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    In this day and age of the internet, why not just them a picture of a nice juicy pork chop or bacon sarnie councilformosques.org.uk/

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    PS, I didn't see any headlines along the line of "Christian fury" as the Brit couple were led to jail for kissing in Dubai, wonder why and what would have happened to any christians if they had questioned it or made demands......

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    ^ Most likely a nice stoning...

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    So did Matt Woollard actually have his mother arrested for taking 10,000 ? Anybody know ?

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    ^ And what has that got to do with the topic .

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