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US Soldiers In Afghanistan Given Bibles, Told To "Hunt People For Jesus"

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As reported in the Huffington Post, U.S. churches raised money to send Bibles, printed in the Pashtu and Dari languages, to American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, a report on Al Jazeera documented Sunday night. It is against military rules to proselytize -- a regulation one of the soldiers filmed by the network readily acknowledged. "You cannot proselytize, but you can give gifts," says the soldier. It is a crime in Afghanistan to attempt to convert anyone from Islam to any other religion. "I also want to praise God because my church collected some money to get Bibles for Afghanistan. They came and sent the money out." The footage is said to be roughly a year old. The Al Jazeera report also shows a military preacher urging army parishioners to "hunt people for Jesus." "The Special Forces guys, they hunt men. Basically, we do the same things as Christians. We hunt people for Jesus. We do, we hunt them down. Get the hound of heaven after them, so we get them into the Kingdom. That's what we do, that's our business," he says. So is the war in Afghanistan in Iraq, the same type of war fought in America against Native Americans or for that matter Africans in America? A war to kill Islam? A war to "hunt and kill people for Jesus?" Let's talk about this and other Hot news and political events tonight, on the slugfest. "If you can handle the truth."