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Christopher Blackwell
Since when hos our military job to spread the Gospel
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:43am

Since when has it been the job of our military in Muslim countries to try to spread the Christian Gospel, to try to Christianize Muslims? Military Religious Freedom Foundation is made up of mostly Christians, and it is from the regular Christians that come the majority of complaints about Fundamentalist proselytizing, including of other Christians.

How Many More Religiously Insensitive ‘Mistakes’ Is Our Military Going To Make At Bagram Airfield?
11/27/2017 01:36 pm ET
d before that it was U.S. troops at Bagram caught on film by Al Jazeera English preparing to distribute Bibles in the Dari and Pashtu languages in an effort to convert local Afghans, a blatant violation of CENTCOM General Order Number 1, which strictly prohibits any religious proselytizing in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility (AOR), which includes both Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. military tried to pass off this attempt to illegally distribute local language Bibles as an isolated incident, and also claimed that the video was taken out of context by Al Jazeera (an accusation that was proven false when Al Jazeera released the full unedited video). But, as I wrote at the time, this incident was far from isolated. Similar Christian proselytizing of local Muslims was taking place all over both Afghanistan and Iraq, as the numerous examples uncovered by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), the organization I work for, clearly showed.

General Order Number 1 has gone through several revisions since it was first issued during the First Gulf War, with the current version being General Order 1C, but one strict and unambiguous rule has not changed:

“This Order prohibits proselytizing of any religion, faith, or practice to local nationals or third country nationals in the USCENTCOM AOR.”

What part of this is hard to understand? And yet MRFF continues to receive complaints from both U.S. service members and DoD civilian employees about the constant and inescapable Christian proselytizing going on at Bagram, a base full of local nationals and third country nationals.

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