A gunsight maker that imprinted Bible verse numbers on its scopes has announced that it will no longer do so, and will also provide clients with the kits to remove the Bible verse numbers from existing scopes. The Michigan-based company, which has a contract to provide up to 800,000 scopes to the U.S. military and provides them to the militaries of other nations as well, prints references to New Testament chapters and verses in code next to the model numbers of its scopes. But it’s caused an uproar among Muslim organizations and advocacy groups for the separation of church and state. Said the leader of one of the latter, “It allows the Mujahedeen, the Taliban, al Qaeda and the insurrectionists and jihadists to claim they’re being shot by Jesus rifles.”
Well, okay. But where were all these people when in both world wars German soldiers wore belt buckles imprinted with “Gott mit uns” (God is with us)?