The US Army will no longer use special weapons magically charged with Bible verses to kill Muslims.
A couple of days ago, we reported how guns being used in Afghanistan by good-god-fearing US troops had Bible verses stamped on them in code. It was the first time that a modern army on crusade has been caught using magical technology from the first time Christians tried to gain control of the Middle East in 1096AD.
Now Trijicon, the gunsight maker that makes the magic gunsights has “decided” that is probably offensive to anyone who is not a right-wing born-again Christian to print Bible verses on military hardware.
It has said that it will also provide clients with kits to remove the Bible verse numbers from existing scopes.
Stephen Bindon, Trijicon president and CEO indicated that words had been exchanged between the company and the Department of Defense.
He said the outfit would be working with them to provide the modification kits for deployment overseas.”
Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said the move was all voluntary by Trijicon.
But he added that coded Bible reference were clearly inappropriate as it was not the policy of the Department of Defense to put religious references of any kind on its gear.
Gen. David Petraeus, who commands CentCom, which oversees US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, thought the practice was “disturbing and a serious concern for me” and field commanders.
Muslim groups have warned that incidents like this should not be repeated, so as not to give the impression that the country is involved in a religious crusade.