Afghanistan (MNN) – Bibles in Afghan languages sent to a U.S. soldier at a base in Afghanistan were confiscated and destroyed to ensure that troops did not breach regulations which forbid proselytizing. That’s the word from spokeswoman Major Jennifer Willis at Bagram air base near Kabul.
President of Open Doors USA Carl Moeller says, “A U.S. soldier, who had been mailed several copies of the Bible in the local Afghan language there stationed in Afghanistan, had the Bibles destroyed by the military because of their possible use to evangelize the local Afghan people.”
Open Doors is an advocate of persecuted Christians around the world. Moeller says, “It’s a little bit shocking about the U.S. government destroying Bibles simply because of the love these [soldiers] had for the Afghan people.”