January 21st, 2010
07:15 PM ET

Biblical references and gun scopes?

A manufacturer that has been inscribing Bible references on rifle sights used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan announced Thursday that it will stop putting scripture references on products the U.S. military uses. ABC first reported the story earlier this week, saying that some of the citations on the sights included "2COR4:6," an apparent reference to 2 Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament and JN8:12, apparently referring to John 8:12. On its Web site Wednesday, the Muslim Public Affairs Council said the references "feed into the violent extremists' narrative that the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are a 'crusade against Islam.'"

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Filed under: Troops
January 21st, 2010
02:29 PM ET

CIA bomber's widow: 'We were sharing our views with each other'

CNN's Nic Robertson sat down with Defne Bayrak  for an in-depth interview to talk to the widow about Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi - a Jordanian doctor identified as a suicide bomber in an attack that left seven CIA operatives dead in Afghanistan.

From her response to questions of how she met her husband to the reaction to the news of her husband's actions - Bayrak reveals what life has been like for her. Shortly after the attacks, she  said she was shocked by her husband's  actions but "proud" of what he did, stirring outrage in some.

What more does she have to say? Read and watch more from CNN's Nic Robertson's interview

Filed under: CIA bombing deaths