Jun 2, 2008

The U.S. Military Removes A Marine From Duty For Handing Out Coins That Promote Christianity To Muslims In Iraq

A few days ago, A U.S. marine was handing out coins to Iraqis that had a positive message about Christianity on them.

So how did the U.S. government and the U.S. military respond?

They removed that marine from duty as quickly as possible.

After everything else that has happened over there, this is what the U.S. military cracks down on?

This is another illustration that shows that we may be fighting for "something" over there, but it sure isn't freedom.

Here is a portion of the source article:



Sunni Arabs expressed outrage on Friday after a US Marine reportedly handed out coins promoting Christianity to Muslims in the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, one of the flashpoint cities of the war.

The US military responded quickly, removing a Marine from duty and saying it appeared to be an "isolated incident" amid concerns it could alienate Sunni allies in the fight against Al Qaida in Iraq.

Tens of thousands of Shiites, meanwhile, took to the streets in Baghdad and other cities to protest plans for a long-term security agreement with the United States.

The distribution of the coins in Fallujah, 65km west of Baghdad, was the second perceived insult to Islam by American service members this month. A US sniper was sent out of the country after using a Quran for target practice. Fallujah was the centre of the Sunni-led insurgency before a massive US offensive in November 2004.

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