The US military said on Friday it was probing complaints that marines handed out coins inscribed with a verse from the Bible to a group of Sunni Muslims in Iraq, sparking outrage among local residents.
It said a service member involved in the incident in the former flashpoint city of Fallujah west of Baghdad was removed from his duties on Thursday.
“US forces initiated an investigation into reports that a coin with a Bible verse written in Arabic was distributed to Iraqi citizens as they passed through a Fallujah entry control point,” the military said in a statement.
Again this needs to be looked at beyond being an individual acting on his own. I don’t know of any stores in the U.S. that sells coins with biblical versus written in Arabic on them. I hope this doesn’t become another Abu Gharib, where our soldiers are treated as the scapegoats for the higher ups piss poor decision making.