From Military.com in the USA:
GIs Told to Bring Afghans to Jesus
May 04, 2009
DOHA, Qatar — U.S. Soldiers have been encouraged to spread the message of their Christian faith among Afghanistan‘s predominantly Muslim population, video footage obtained by Al Jazeera appears to show.
Military chaplains stationed in the U.S. air base at Bagram were also filmed with Bibles printed in the country’s main Pashto and Dari languages.
In one recorded sermon, Lt. Col. Gary Hensley, the chief of the U.S. military chaplains in Afghanistan, is seen telling Soldiers that as followers of Jesus Christ, they all have a responsibility “to be witnesses for him”.
“Get the hound of heaven after them, so we get them into the kingdom. That’s what we do, that’s our business.”
According to Christian theology, Jesus is not in this world, but in the hereafter. So, in Christian fundamentalist logic, presumably, by killing Afghan civilians, US American soldiers are supposedly doing them a favour by bringing them to Jesus … Very recently, Silvio Berlusconi‘s Italian NATO soldiers killed a twelve year-old Afghan girl, on her way to a wedding party. As that probably was not a Christian wedding party, we are supposed by the fundamentalists to believe that her uniformed murderers actually did the girl a favour.
In the Cold War, the slogan of the United States right wing was: “Kill a commie for Christ“. A slogan which had something to do with the practice of killing three million Vietnamese and many others. Later, the slogan, and sometimes the practice, became: “Kill a pro choice doctor for Christ“. And/or: “Kill a supporter of the evolution theory for Christ“. Or: “Kill an atheist fellow soldier for Christ“. And now, it is supposed to be very Christian to kill Afghans (conservative Muslim, moderate Muslim, or atheist).
HILARY CLINTON ADMITS USA CREATED ISLAMIC EXTREMISM IN AFGHANISTAN: here.
A scoop of explosives, a short fuse and a gamble with death for Afghan miners in the Hindu Kush: here.