US troops told 'to be witnesses' for Christ in Afghanistan
By David Edwards and Ron Brynaert
A video broadcast on Al Jazeera shows US troops stationed in Afghanistan being advised by a chaplain 'to be witnesses' for Christ.
"The U.S. military denied Monday it has allowed soldiers to try to convert Afghans to Christianity, after a television network showed pictures of soldiers with bibles translated into local languages," Reuters reports. More from Reuters: General Order Number 1 from the U.S. military's Central Command forbids active duty troops - including all those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan - from trying to convert people to their religion, considered a crime in many Muslim countries. Read More >
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