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Gun range under fire for using jihadi bride targets

Gun for all the family: The underground range welcomes kids as young as six

PHOTOS of jihadi bride Shamima Begum are being used at a shooting range for target practice.

The images of the 19-year-old, who wants to come home after running off to join Daesh in Syria four years ago, were introduced after a ‘record number of requests’ from customers.

Teen pin-up: Ms Begum’s photograph at the range

Ultimate Airsoft Range in Wallasey, near Liverpool, advertised the gimmick in tweets with the hashtags #Traitors and #madeyourchoice.

Bosses at the venue, where visitors can also take aim at Jose Mourinho, Donald Trump and Margaret Thatcher, said the photos were just a bit of fun.

But Sajda Mughal, a 7/7 terror attack survivor who runs the anti-extremism charity JAN Trust, said the stunt would help to encourage ‘hatred and violence against Muslim women’.

‘We know from first-hand reports to us that attacks against Muslim women wearing hijabs and niqabs are high and on the increase,’ she said.

Labour’s Angela Eagle, Wallasey’s MP, argued: ‘It is wrong to use real people as targets as it can be misinterpreted. I am disapproving of shooting people who exist.’

The shooting range, housed in old World War II tunnels 36ft underground, offers ‘fun for all the family’ and is open to children as young as six.

Well-known faces guests can shoot at also include Osama bin Laden, Adolf Hitler and pop star Justin Bieber. After the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show revealed the addition of Ms Begum, the firm defended itself.

Hall of aim: Other choices of target

It said: ‘After watching Ms Begum being interviewed, there was a lack of empathy that she had shown and we decided to listen to our customers.

‘The targets provide some fantastic reactions and conversations and bring out the inner child in us all.’