I think it looks more like a Virgin Marry statue.
From CNS NEWS: Some claim a target left at a Burlington City, New Jersey gas station Saturday looks like a Muslim.
“I automatically, I perceive it to be a threat,” Jeanette Rosado told KYW-TV.
Rosado said the statue found outside a gas station owned by Gurmeet Singh, looked like a Muslim in a burqa, holding an assault rifle.
“Because of the way…the hair is covered and it’s all blue. So you can tell it’s a garb,” said Rosado.
The statue is actually a target used at military gun ranges. There is a military range roughly 20 miles away from the gas station.
A spokesperson for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst tells KYW-TV the statue is a pop-up gun range target and they have been using the same ones since the 1980’s. The image on the target is supposed to be a generic adversary with a helmet. The spokesperson says it is not meant to depict any specific nation or race.
“All I know – I didn’t like the way it made me feel,” said Rosado.
Since the story broke, Burlington City Police say an individual has claimed responsibility for leaving the statue outside for an acquaintance to pick up. The individual has no connection to the gas station and claims he had no intentions of negatively impacting business at the station.
No criminal charges have been filed.