Fox’s Steve Doocy came out this morning with a new defense of the controversial U.S. military rifle scopes featuring inscriptions that cite the New Testament: if anyone made America’s wars about religion, our Muslim extremist foes started it!
“My wife made a good observation yesterday when we were taking about this story, and that is, ‘Hey, wait a minute, the Taliban and the extremists — what is it they say just before they blow themselves up which kills somebody, they say, ‘Allahu Akbar.” So if anybody’s making this a religious thing, they started it,” Doocy said.
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The Trijicon rifle scopes, which are being used by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, are inscribed with abbreviations like JN8:12, for John 8:12 — “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” The Army said this week it is investigating whether Trijicon violated procurement rules.
The inscriptions have been criticized by religious groups and separation of church and state activists. Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation told ABC, “It allows the Mujahedeen, the Taliban, al Qaeda and the insurrectionists and jihadists to claim they’re being shot by Jesus rifles.”