The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.Of course this undermines the idea that we're not engaged in a religious war against Islam. It also ignores the anti-proselytizing rules of military supply. It also violates the U.S. Constitution.
Trijicon confirmed to ABCNews.com that it adds the biblical codes to the sights sold to the U.S. military. Tom Munson, director of sales and marketing for Trijicon, which is based in Wixom, Michigan, said the inscriptions "have always been there" and said there was nothing wrong or illegal with adding them. Munson said the issue was being raised by a group that is "not Christian."
"It's wrong, it violates the Constitution, it violates a number of federal laws," said Michael "Mikey" Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an advocacy group that seeks to preserve the separation of church and state in the military.It's also an offense against everything Christians are supposed to believe in. You know, the whole "Thou Shalt Not Kill", "Love thy Neighbor" and "Do Unto Others" stuff?
"It allows the Mujahedeen, the Taliban, al Qaeda and the insurrectionists and jihadists to claim they're being shot by Jesus rifles," he said.
I guess it should now be:
Thou Shalt Not Kill, unless it's using a state of the art, high quality sight from the good folk at Trijicon!Of course their web site says it all.
Love thy Neighbor by ensuring a clean kill with our new "Christ-o-matic" sniper sights!
Do Unto Others from a great distance by using Trijicon's precision aiming solutions to put a slug of lead into his brain-pan!
"We believe that America is great when its people are good," says the Web site. "This goodness has been based on Biblical standards throughout our history, and we will strive to follow those morals."Biblical standards indeed.