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Well remind me to make sure that I don't expect much from you in terms of a gift during the holidays here in the states.
Were you expecting a Bible from me instead?
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I'm guessing he might appreciate a nice leather-bound English-version Qur'an.

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I have read some reports that the Pentagon has seized bibles from service personnel that were printed in Pashtun and Urdu.

I have not been able to find any mention on a website like Fox news or other news outlet. Only blogs and such.

Anyone got the news report or the press release or who broke the story?
Why is this a problem for you? Soldiers are there to fight a war, if the presence of their Bibles interferes with the war effort which they damn sure do in Afghanistan, where Christian prozelytizing is illegal, then it is the duty of the commanders to see that they are removed. Tell you what, once they get out of the military, they are free to go back to Afghanistan and try to save Muslims on their own time.

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Were you expecting a Bible from me instead?
Maybe a koran in English?

I wouldn't be offended.

Who's John Galt.

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Why is this a problem for you? Soldiers are there to fight a war, if the presence of their Bibles interferes with the war effort which they damn sure do in Afghanistan, where Christian prozelytizing is illegal, then it is the duty of the commanders to see that they are removed. Tell you what, once they get out of the military, they are free to go back to Afghanistan and try to save Muslims on their own time.
You really are special aren't you?

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Maybe a koran in English?

I wouldn't be offended.
Would you be offended if it was an Arabic?

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Would you be offended if it was an Arabic?
No just confused. I don't do too well with reading right to left.

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No just confused. I don't do too well with reading right to left.
I understand, you just don't expect them to have the same faith as you... those terrorists that write backward
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I understand, you just don't expect them to have the same faith as you... those terrorists that write backward
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Is it Sahlit?

I don't get it.

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