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The US military said on Friday it was probing complaints that marines handed out coins inscribed with a verse from the Bible to a group of Sunni Muslims in Iraq, sparking outrage among local residents.

It said a service member involved in the incident in the former flashpoint city of Fallujah west of Baghdad was removed from his duties on Thursday.

"US forces initiated an investigation into reports that a coin with a Bible verse written in Arabic was distributed to Iraqi citizens as they passed through a Fallujah entry control point," the military said in a statement.

"A coalition force service member was removed from his duties Thursday amid concerns from Fallujah's citizens regarding reports of inappropriate conduct."

Residents of Fallujah, scene of one of the bloodiest post-invasion battles between insurgents and US forces in Iraq in 2004, said that marines had been doling out the token-like coins to residents to promote Christianity.

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It's like handing out garlic to vampires ;)


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:rolleyes:

Sure wish they had something better to do with their time and money...


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Ironically, the "offence" is only akin to handing out Arabic-language tracts--or like the $1,000,000-bill tract case in US; in other words, a complete non-offence!


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Ironically, the "offence" is only akin to handing out Arabic-language tracts--or like the $1,000,000-bill tract case in US; in other words, a complete non-offence!

I need a translator.

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Ironically, the "offence" is only akin to handing out Arabic-language tracts--or like the $1,000,000-bill tract case in US; in other words, a complete non-offence!

I need a translator.

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I don't think anyone would care if these 'coins' had some monetary value. Clearly however, they are just a gimmick. Silly christians, enough of your cheap outreach!


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I think maybe muslims are tired of having their homes invaded and a false religion shoved down their throats.
Eh, the article states that they were given coins (equivalent to tracts) with Bible verses on them--implying they were free to toss them (even possibly within sight of donor); ergo, NO invasion and NOTHING shoved-down-throat!

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brother sriniv ..is always clear to me....he sees it as bullsh!t....and a no issue,,,

me, well, i think it is an issue...as the corp and army..air force is ordered not to insult any cultural or religious standard..the banning of etoh is well known there by the troops as all other areas, addressed prior to deployment..the marine knew he was doing was wrong and disobeying orders of operations...

needs to be hung by the nabs


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NO invasion and NOTHING shoved-down-throat!

They're being handed out by an occupying force.... with guns....

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