Friday, May 30, 2008

Marine Removed for Proselytizing

A US marine has been removed from active duty in Iraq for distributing coins inscribed with Biblical passages, written in Arabic.

Residents began complaining that the coins were being distributed at a checkpoint. Investigators found coins with Biblical passages inscribed in Arabic on both sides. The marine was promptly removed, as marines are barred from proselytizing.

This incident comes a week after another marine was similarly dismissed for shooting holes in a version of the Koran, the ostensibly religious text Muslims rely upon to justify murder, rape, genocide, and other sins.

Think that's irresponsible reporting - that I injected my personal opinion into the middle of a story?

The incident led to a 1000+-man protest which resulted in at least three deaths.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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