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Muslim group appeals to gun shop to stop selling target of skeleton wearing turban

A Michigan gun store will stop selling targets that depict a skeleton holding an AK-47 and wearing a turban after a Muslim civil liberties group voiced concern that the target may cause gun owners to have a negative view of all Muslims.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Dawud Walid, the executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, voiced his concerns to the owner of Target Sports, in Royal Oak. 

After Walid met with the owner, the paper reports, he promised to stop selling the item. 

But when Walid called Ohio-based Thompson Target, which manufactures the life-sized target called "Crazy-Bones," to ask them to stop making the product, he says he was  met with some resistance.

"He told me we're at war and we were trying to kill Usama bin Laden. I told him there are people here who may dress that way and they aren't like Usama bin Laden," Walid told the Macomb Daily.

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