The Anti-Muslim Rifle – Chew On That Mohammed!
Spikes Tactical, a central Florida based gun manufacturer, has designed a rifle they say is “designed to never be used by Muslim terrorists.”
During the 12 century crusades, the Knights Templar were endorsed by the Church as warriors fighting to free the Holy Lands. Wearing distinctive white tunics emblazoned with a red cross their fighting skill made them fearsome Crusader knights.
The swords of the Crusader knights were easily distinguished by the design of the hilt and pommel. The simple cross-guard was curved towards the blade and the pommel bore ornate cross-shaped motifs representing the church under which the Crusaders served.
Like the Crusader’s swords of the past, the Spikes Crusader is also distinctive. At first glance it appears a standard AR-15 assault rifle. But upon closer inspection the Spikes Crusader AR-15 is laser-etched on one side with a Knights Templar Long Cross – similar to the cross emblazoned on the Knights Templar tunic – and on the other side of the magazine well, Psalm 144:1,
“Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
Spikes Tactical spokesman, former Navy SEAL Ben “Mookie” Thomas is credited with coming up with the idea. “Mookie” Thomas believes no devout Muslim would touch the Crusader much less use it in fighting, thus risk his chance for the infamous 72 virgins. Thomas said,
“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.”
Even though Psalms is one of 3 books Islam accepts as divinely inspired, Islam teaches that all scripture before the Quran is corrupted. Mohammed said,
“The people of the Scripture (Jews) used to recite the Torah in Hebrew and they used to explain it in Arabic to the Muslims. On that Allah’s Messenger said, “Do not believe the people of the Scripture or disbelieve them, but say:– “We believe in Allah and what is revealed to us.”
The Crusader went on sale last Wednesday. And almost immediately, C.A.I.R. (Council on American Islamic Relations) condemned the action. Regarding C.A.I.R. objections, most can only ask, ‘Who cares?’
Hasan Shibly, executive director of CAIR-FL, asked,
“Is it designed for Christian terrorists? 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.”
Shibly said CAIR-FL opposes all forms of religious extremism (Yeah…..I don’t believe that either.) and would like an opportunity to discuss the new weapon with Thomas. Shibly said,
“They don’t have to do outlandish things for us to engage them.”
Concerning CAIR, Thomas said Spikes Tactical did not intend to insult or antagonize Muslims (this also, I don’t believe) instead saying the Crusader is a symbol of shared Christian values of free people and the right to defend themselves. This is the company that includes a card labeling the carrier as ‘Infidel’ with each rifle sold.
Thomas points out the Crusader’s fire selector has three settings: Peace, War and God Wills It.
Founded in 2001 by Mike and Angela Register, Spikes employs 40 people at their Apopka, Florida, facility building about 10,000 custom rifles each year. In addition to complete rifles, Spikes sells components for AR and AK style rifles including barrels, suppressors and service tools.
The Crusader is one of many ‘themed’ rifle models Spikes offers. Along with a rifle dedicated to the female shooter called ‘Pure Estrogen’, Spikes has etched lower receiver models ‘Honey Badger’, ‘Hellbreaker’, ‘Warthog’, ‘Pirate’, ‘Punisher’ and my favorite, the ‘Zombie Killer’.
Spikes Tactical AR-15 style rifles sell from about $1000.00 to as much as $3000.00, depending on options and components. The Crusader has a retail price of $1395.00 with a lifetime warranty. Company CEO Angela Register said,
“Men like to accessorize their guns more than women like to accessorize their outfits.”
Yes we do, Ms. Register, yes we do.