U.S. Destroys Bibles to Appease Muslims
It’s a story that hasn’t gotten much press. Bibles translated into Afghan languages were sent to a U.S. soldier at a base in Afghanistan. The Bibles were later confiscated by chaplains and destroyed to make sure that troops did not violate government rules which bar soldiers from sharing their faith with Afghans. So it’s OK to shoot and kill Afghans, but it’s illegal to share the gospel with them. We have traded bullets for the “gospel of peace” (Eph. 6:15).
America had tried to accommodate Islamic terrorists before. In 1797 a treaty was made with the Islamic leadership of Tripoli that stated that “the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” Of course, this was false, but to appease the Barbary pirates and their Muslim protectors, the statement was put in the treaty. Did it work? No! Did the Muslim pirates in Tripoli stop kidnapping Christians from ships that sailed near the coast of northern Africa? No! They saw the accommodation as an act of weakness. Americans were willing to give up their faith—the very thing that created America and gave her moral strength—for peace. By 1805, America had learned its lesson: Compromise would always fail.