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If you’re someone who keeps up with evangelical (PC for fundamentalist) websites, you undoubtedly read about the U.S. military destroying Bibles in Afghanistan. A sure sign we’re living in the, End Times, and that Obama is the Anti-Christ.
Two days after September 11, 2001, Ann Coulter wrote an article entitled, This Is War. In it she said, “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.” If you agree with this statement, and believe the US Military should “convert” the heathens, then read no further. For everyone else, how about some facts?
First, here’s some highlights from a Reuters article:
U.S. Central Command’s General Order Number 1 forbids troops on active duty — including all those based in Iraq and Afghanistan — from trying to convert people to another religion.
“I can now confirm that the Bibles shown on Al Jazeera’s clip were, in fact, collected by the chaplains and later destroyed. They were never distributed,” spokeswoman Major Jennifer Willis said at Bagram air base, north of Kabul.
Trying to convert Muslims to another faith is a crime in Afghanistan. An Afghan man who converted to Christianity was sentenced to death for apostasy in 2006 but was allowed to leave the country after an international uproar.
Second, Here’s the aforementioned Al Jazeera video:
So what do you think? Were they out of line?