Marine In Iraq Suspended Over Bible-Quoting Coins

He reportedly handed them out to Iraqis
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 30, 2008 8:31 AM CDT
Marines in Fallujah, Iraq point out blast marks on their vehicles to media during a visit by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Camp Fallujah in Iraq's Anbar province, April 19, 2007.    (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
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(Newser) – A US Marine has been suspended after he reportedly distributed coins with Bible verses at an entry point in Falluja, CNN reports. One coin reportedly asked, in Arabic, “Where will you spend eternity?” Military rules forbid troops from proselytizing. A US spokesman apologized to angry Muslims and said “appropriate action” would be taken.