Theodore's World: Military Burns Bibles Sent to Afghanistan ~ MORE PC Out of Control To Appease Muslims!

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September 10, 2010

Military Burns Bibles Sent to Afghanistan ~ MORE PC Out of Control To Appease Muslims!


Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday. The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.

The Bibles had been printed in the local Pashto and Dari languages. A Pentagon spokesman under the Obama Administration recently acknowledged and defended seizing and burning the privately owned Bibles of American soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The Bibles had been printed in the local Pashto and Dari languages, and sent by private donors last year (under the Bush Administration) to American Christian soldiers and chaplains, for distribution to American troops on overseas military bases during optionally-attended Christian worship services.

“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. Troops at posts in war zones are required to burn their trash, Wright said.

Wild Thing's comment.......

I'm getting really tired of one-way "tolerance". This was from a little while back but some have not seen this, and I have not posted about it before. Since there has been so much about the Koran it is on topic as to how much we keep catering to Islam.

Under the Afgan Constitution that we, the U.S. under Bush helped them carve out, this is all LEGAL.. Under the Afghan Constitution, the Afgan people have Freedom of Religion. The Afgan people are allowed to accept GIFTS. The Bible in their language qualifies as a “gift”. A gift can be accepted or rejected as easily as a soccer ball or a chocolate bar. Giving out a chocolate bar or a soccer ball isn't forcing anyone to eat chocolate, or play soccer. Nor is allowing people to choose if they want a Bible - “proselytizing”. It's just another choice and no one is forcing anyone to be a Christian - and under Afgan laws - they too have the right to Freedom of Religion and worship.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 10, 2010 05:40 AM


Why couldn't they send them back to the States and pass them out here or give them to the troops...oooops god forbid the troops have a testament. They have done that in other wars thought.

This is disgusting that they would burn all those Bibles.

And we are going to keep catering until we become captive.

Posted by: Mark at September 10, 2010 03:40 PM