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January 22, 2010

Investigate Trijicon, Says Watchdog Group

They aren’t going to let this one die.


( – The advocacy group that brought worldwide attention to the fact that an American company has been stamping biblical references on combat rifle sights used by the U.S. military said Thursday it hoped the damage done was not “beyond repair.”

Trijicon’s “outrageous practice” of stamping Christian references on rifle scopes used by the U.S. military “was an unconstitutional disgrace of the highest magnitude to our military and an action that clearly gave additional incentive and emboldenment to recruiters for our nation’s enemies,” Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) head Mikey Weinstein said, after Trijicon Inc. announced it would now stop the practice.

“It is nothing short of a vile national security threat that, despite our nation’s efforts to convince the Muslim world we are not pursuing a holy war against them, our military and its contractors time again resort to unlawful fundamentalist evangelical Christian practices, even on the battlefield,” Weinstein said in a message posted on the MRFF Web site.

MRFF, a watchdog group that describes itself as an advocate of “the free exercise of religious freedom in the military,” says on its Web site that it “brought to light” the existence of “the secret ‘Jesus’ Bible codes.”

It is taking credit for breaking the story, which ABC News first reported on Monday, and it is calling for a congressional investigation: “We can now only hope that the United States Congress and The Pentagon will comprehensively investigate how this catastrophe and countless other examples of military religious extremism infiltrates every branch of our honorable armed services.”

Before the MRFF-initiated “ABC News investigation,” Trijicon had included the biblical references alongside other markings on its products for more than two decades, a practice it ascribed in a statement this week to “our faith and our belief in service to our country.”

Thanks to the MRFF, the obscure sets of numbers and letters like 2COR4:6 and JN8:12 are now widely known to refer to New Testament verses.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, meanwhile, called the presence of the markings “a potential recruiting tool for anti-American forces” and a Muslim Public Affairs Council official said they provided “propaganda ammo to extremists who claim there is a ‘Crusader war against Islam’ by the United States.”

Trijicon on Thursday issued a statement saying it had agreed to stop putting references to scripture on products manufactured for the U.S. military, and would also provide modification kits to enable the military to remove the markings on products already deployed.


Let’s follow the latest bit of “logic” from the self-described Reality-Based Community.  They say Congress must investigate Trijicon because that company’s “Bible codes” serve as a recruiting tool for jihad.  And while that may be true, what would the publicity do that such an investigation would bring?  Why, it would serve as a recruiting tool for jihad!  This is obvious on its face.  It isn’t a subtle point and it does not require any of that famous Liberal nuance to see.  It’s OBVIOUS.  So if recruiting jihad is what they’re worried about, don’t they think this story is something we’d want to downplay, instead of publicize a la Abu Graib?  But that is logic, gentle readers, and logic is no match for agenda.  Just like they claimed “outrage” over Abu Graib because it “recruited” jihadists, and then proceeded to fulfill that prophecy by ensuring it became the biggest story of the year.  And the same with Gitmo.  Because it’s not logic they are operating under, but rather agenda posing as moral posturing.  The fact is, gentle readers, these faux outragists don’t care a whit about jihad; they’ve already proven that.  Most of them believe the war on terror is a farce, and many that Bush destroyed the Twin Towers to invade Iraq, and that you–“white christian” that you are–are more frightening than any jihadi.  What they really care about is sticking it to “the Right.”  That’s all this moral posturing is, and has been since 9/11.  And if sticking it to the Right happens to recruit a few jihadis–which is exactly what the publicity of a congressional investigation would do– then so be it.  It was worth it.

Original story, here.

1 Comment »

  1. Busy stamping biblical verses on my many rifle scopes. Sad that the founder of Trijicon has passed away. I know he would have told the crybabies. Two words. One starts with an F the other an O.

    Comment by greyrooster — January 23, 2010 @ 00:05

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