Would you still support him if he did? Spencer said that whether the soldiers end up being turned over to the Afghan government or face court-martial, either decision would set a dangerous precedent. It would be unconscionable either way, he said. If they turn them over to the Afghan government for trial then we are endorsing the applicability of Shariah law to non-Muslims in the U.S. military. If they court-martial them then they are adopting those norms as part of the UCMJ. Either way its frightening. Lopez said that while U.S. officials have made large concessions to appease Muslims, turning the soldiers over to face trial would be over the line. If they were to allow our soldiers to be tried under a legal system that calls for the death penalty for destroying a Quran, that would be unthinkable, she said. She said that the silence on the part of U.S. officials has the potential to cause real damage to the morale of troops.