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    U.S. optics manufacturer Trijicon has bowed to pressure to remove biblical references from their optics products, just days after the decades-old practice was sensationalized in an ABC News report that claimed the references were “secret ‘Jesus’ Bible codes” that could inflame radical Muslims who have attempted to brand wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as modern crusades since those conflicts began.

    Trijicon’s Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) telescopic sight and close-combat Reflex optic are key components of the U.S. Special Operations Peculiar Modification (SOPMOD) kit adopted for the Green Beret’s M4 carbines in the late 1990s, and have since been adopted widely by other U.S. military forces and allied foreign governments. The U.S. Marine Corps currently has a $660 million multi-year contract to supply 800,000 ACOGs.

    Trijicon founder Glyn Bindon had included references to biblical passages on the company’s optics from its inception (and before military adoption), and the tradition was continued after his death in 2003. Each line of optics had its own New Testament verse printed alongside the scope model number. All verses include the word “light,” a reference both to Bindon’s faith and the glowing tritium used in the company’s rifle scopes. Knowledge of the scripture notation on Trijicon products was common in the civilian shooting community no later than 2006, and posts about the practice were noted on various Internet shooting forums.

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