Apparently a Michigan defense contractor has pissed off Muslim groups, by inscribing coded biblical references on rifles it sells to the American military. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations claims they send a "negative message" to the Muslim world.
To quote the emergency room doctor I see every weekend: Here we go again.
Groups like CAIR rarely have their priorities in place; they're always "reacting angrily" to perceived slights or hypothetical backlashes, when they really should be reacting angrily to those who commit atrocities in the name of Islam.
But you know who really gets my gopher? Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. He says the gun sights not only give our enemies a propaganda tool, but adds: "I don't have to wonder… how the American public would react if citations from the Koran were being inscribed onto these U.S. Armed Forces gun sights instead."
Now, I believe Weinstein has lost more marbles than a blind man playing KerPlunk. Whether or not bible references should be on rifles is a decent debate, but they will never lead to extremist-driven violence. Terrorists, however, always champion their radical Islamic code and that Ft. Hood shooter more than connected the dots between religion and death, before slaughtering innocent Americans. But come on, even the most radical Christians don't fly planes into buildings.
But let's look on the bright side: Our soldiers usually shoot terrorists well before they get close enough to see these bible references, anyway. That alone should prevent hurt feelings.
And if you disagree with me, you probably work for Media Matters.