A ceramic assault rifle wrapped in the words of the Koran has Muslim students calling for its removal from an art exhibit at Delta College in Stockton.
The piece is called “Kalashnikov Jihad,” a reference to the Russian-made assault rifle commonly used in the Middle East. The artwork is part of an art show titled “My Country, Right or Left: Artists Respond to the State of the Union” in the L.H. Horton art gallery.
Muslim students contend “Kalashnikov Jihad” descrecrates the Islamic holy book. Some also argue it equates Islam with terrorism.