Lt. Col. Gary Hensley, the chief of the U.S. military chaplains
in Afghanistan, was shown delivering a recorded sermon to other soldiers, saying: "The special forces guys Ğ they hunt men basically. We do the same things as Christians, we hunt people for Jesus. We do, we hunt them down."
He also told soldiers that as followers of Jesus Christ, they all have a responsibility "to be witnesses for him."
"Get the hound of heaven after them, so we get them into the kingdom. That's what we do, that's our business," Al Jazeera’s footage quoted him as saying. The U.S. military denied it has allowed soldiers to try to convert Afghans to Christianity, considered a crime in many Muslim countries. Under the U.S. military code of conduct, armed forces on active duty are prohibited from trying to convert a person's faith.