Outraged Sunni Muslim officials in Fallujah, Iraq, Friday complained to US officials that a US Marine posted at a check point in the city 40 miles west of Baghdad handed out approximately 10 coins that said in Arabic on one side, "Where will you spend eternity?" & on the other side quoted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16">John 3:16 from the Christian Bible, which says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Sheikh Abdul-Rahman al-Zubaie, a Fallujah tribal leader, said, "This event did not happen by chance, but it was planned & done intentionally. The Sunni population cannot accept & endure such a thing. I might not be able to control people's reactions if such incidents keep happening."
Earlier, the US had apologized on behalf of a soldier who had used a Koran for target practice. That soldier has been removed from Iraq, while the soldier accused of handing out the coins has been removed from duty pending an investigation.
US Military personnel are not allowed to promote anything sectarian politically or religiously that could in any way appear to be supported by the US government or military.
The Lord's Servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will give them a change of heart leading to a knowledge of the truth
II Timothy 2:24-26