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The day the US military burned the Bible in Afghanistan
By Todd Starnes, Fox News Commentary
Published March 02, 2012 | FoxNews.com
They burned the Bible.
In 2008 American troops confiscated, threw away, and burned God’s Word at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The Bibles were written in the Pashto and Dari languages, and the Defense Department was concerned the books might somehow be used to convert Afghans.
The incident became public in 2009. Lt. Col. Mark Wright told CNN such religious outreach could endanger American troops and civilians because Afghanistan is a “devoutly Muslim country.”
But there was another reason the Bibles were confiscated. Military rules forbid troops from proselytizing in the country.
“The decision was made that it was a ‘force protection’ measure to throw them away because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U.S. government or the U.S. military was trying to convert Muslims,” Wright said in the interview.
So that might explain why the Bibles were confiscated and thrown away, but why burn the Holy Scriptures?
Lt. Col. Wright explained to the news network that troops at posts in war zones are required to “burn their trash.”
We might want to ask this Administration:
1. Did anyone apologize to the American Christians for the burning of these Bibles?
2. How many soldiers were murdered by Christians when these Bibles were burned?
3. How many civil uprisings, demonstrations, flag burning were displayed after the burning of these Bibles?
4. How many threats of more killings were made after the burning of these Holy Bibles?
The answer is: NONE!
Perhaps Obama should begin teaching Islam "tolerance" ... after all, he continues to imply that all non-Muslims should have "tolerance" towards Islam. Practice what you preach, boy! Aha - one thing for sure and that is, tolerance is expected by Islam, but not practiced ... what a surprise!
And for all the cry-baby whining by these Muslims in America, a recent poll noticed that twice as many Mosques have been built in the United States since 9/11 .... Guess who's being "tolerant"?!
Christian child taught to pray
Muslim child - taught Jihad