Skip to comments.Bible references on rifle sights used in Afghanistan to be removed
Posted on 01/22/2010 3:11:15 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
A defence contractor will voluntarily stop stamping references to Bible verses on combat rifle sights made for the US military.
In a statement released yesterday, Trijicon said that it is also providing free modification kits to remove the references from the telescopic sights already in use. The Marine Corps has purchased more than 200,000 Trijicon sights and the Army has bought about 100,000. The British Army is also using them in Afghanistan.
The references to Bible passages raised concerns that they break a government rule that bans proselytising by American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A spokesman for US Central Command said initially that the Trijicon sights did not violate the ban and compared the references on the sights to the "In God We Trust" inscription printed on US currency.
On Thursday, however, General David Petraeus, Central Commands chief officer, called the references disturbing".
This is a serious concern to me and the other commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan, he told an audience at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
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Just in case the commies need to shoot some instigators.
...to be replaced with “destroy islam”
How much is that going to cost??
Should help my new Trijicon AGOC with JN8:12 appreciate as a collector’s item!
I wonder if they ever made any with Psalm 109:8. I’d take one.
Screw them. Make them explain how something written on a rifle scope (or any other part) is proselytizing. When they do, thell them it’s not good enough (and hint how it will affect aid money to them).
To be replaced with a picture of Elmer Fudd with the caption “Kill the Wahabbi”
Yes you know have a pre Bible nullification model.
Anger over PC BS self edited.
Wow, the last thing one would see before blowing someone’s brains out, would be a bible verse. Sure would be ironic if it resulted in a miss and an innocent got shot.
I read last night that this company has been puting these codes on the scopes for 2 decades. Who besides the shooter can see these codes? Now zer0 is CIC and they have to take them off the scopes.. Yeah right!!!!!!!
Can they still dip the tips of the bullets in bacon fat before loading them into magazines?
They need to seriously rethink that position.
I will gladly swap my EOTech 512 for that ACOG sir....
just stamp it on the inside
My bet is that no one in Iraq or Afghanistan would have had a complaint or even noticed until this was stirred up by the MSM.
What is "disturbing" is the Pentagon's reaction.
Where's the proselytizing?
Frankly - I think 'proselytizing' would be a very good thing. We aren't going to change anything if we don't change the foundation. And building up regimes that still adhere to a book that essentially tells its followers to either convert, enslave, or kill 'non-islamics' ... seems a bit 'short-sided'.
But my opinions aside - where is the proselytizing? The letters and numbers are virtually invisible, and someone would need a Bible to cross-reference the verses (let alone interpret what the numbers and letters meant)...
What a crock... PC is going to be the death of Western Civilization...
I rank this one up there with General Casey's sputterings that he essentially preferred American soldiers being killed than to risk offending budding jihadists in his ranks...
The DUmmies were flipping out about this last week. I think some guy who runs an atheist group within the military was the genesis with some breathless reporting by ABC News.
They should spread a rumor about doing exactly that
THen the Govt can issue a press release saying they do not engage in such activity and they never do it again, and any officer who does it is really mean and nasty and they should stop it
that will get them thinking