Jesus Rifles !
President Barrack Obama, during his first overseas visit in Turkey, said the U.S. “is not and will never be at war with Islam.” However, US gunsights inscriptions with biblical references that might lead some to believe that Americans are using “Jesus rifles” against Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan.
According to an ABC report, one of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads:
"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
Other references include citations from the books of Revelation, Matthew and John dealing with Jesus as “the light of the world.” John 8:12, referred to on the gun sights as JN8:12, reads,
"Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life"
In an interview with ABC, Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation feels the religious inscriptions will give the Taliban and other enemies of the U.S. a propaganda tool where they could say American troops are Christian crusaders invading Muslim countries.
"I don’t have to wonder for a nanosecond how the American public would react if citations from the Koran were being inscribed onto these U.S. armed forces gun sights instead of New Testament citations."