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Wednesday, November 4, 2015


AP COVERAGE OF ANTI-ISLAM
T-SHIRT AT FORT CARSON PX

Vendor on Army post told to stop selling anti-Islam T-shirt

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

DENVER (AP) — A vendor on a Colorado Army post was ordered to stop selling a T-shirt with an anti-Islam message after a shopper complained.

The T-shirt depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a burqa, the all-covering dress worn by some Muslim women, with the words, "Don't let this happen America." It was being sold at a kiosk in a mall outside the post exchange, a retail store at Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs. [read more]

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NEW YORK TIMES PICKS UP
AP COVERAGE OF ANTI-ISLAM
T-SHIRT AT FORT CARSON PX

Vendor on Army Post Told to Stop Selling Anti-Islam T-Shirt

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation said one of its clients filed the complaint about the shirt.

"This is absolutely horrendous," said Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the foundation, which advocates on religious liberty issues in the military. He said the T-shirt epitomizes bigotry against Muslims in the U.S. military. [read more]

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ARMY TIMES COVERAGE OF
ANTI-ISLAM T-SHIRT AT
FORT CARSON PX

T-shirt with burqa-clad Statue of Liberty pulled from mall kiosk

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The customer's affiliation with MRFF had no effect on the exchange's actions following the complaint, Ward said, although officials were aware of the individual's association with the organization.

This is far from the first time MRFF has been involved in issues concerning religious messages on base. In January, the group exposed a recruitment poster with the words 'On a mission for both God and country' that had been placed outside a Phoenix recruiting center; it was quickly removed.

More recently, Weinstein has expressed outrage over a sign with the message 'God bless the military, their families and the civilians who work with them' located at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The sign has not been removed, and Weinstein has requested permission from the base commander to erect a half-dozen other signs in the same location — some requesting blessings from Allah, Odin and other deities, and one supporting an atheist belief system. [read more]

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OPPOSING VIEWS COVERAGE OF
ANTI-ISLAM T-SHIRT AT
FORT CARSON PX

Anti-Islam T-Shirt Goes On Sale At U.S. Military Base, Outrage Follows

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

An anti-Islam T-shirt was on sale at the Fort Carson military base in Colorado.

According to the Colorado Springs Independent, the offensive shirt was being hawked as recently as Nov. 2.

The clothing featured the Statue of Liberty wearing an Islamic burqa with the message: "Don't Let This Happen To America." The star and crescent symbol of Islam appeared on the famous torch. [read more]

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