The Elliots and Watson
In the jihadist mindset (and according to the traditional tenets of Islamic law), dhimmis should not get out of line. Above all, they should not act as missionaries. From CNN, :
Four Americans killed in a shooting attack Monday in northern Iraq were Baptist missionaries on a humanitarian mission — a water-purification project for the troubled country, church officials and friends said.
The shootings in Mosul, northern Iraq, followed a spate of bombings during the weekend that killed six U.S. troops.
Three of those killed Monday were Larry T. Elliott, 60, and Jean Dover Elliott, 58, of Cary, North Carolina; and Karen Denise Watson, 38, of Bakersfield, California, according to the Southern Baptist International Mission Board.
The fourth victim, whose identity was not immediately released, died of wounds hours after the attack.
The attackers opened fire with AK-47 assault weapons on the victims’ civilian vehicle, witnesses said.
An Iraqi police officer found the bullet-riddled car shortly after the shooting, which occurred at 5 p.m. (9 a.m. ET).
“We do not know what the five U.S. citizens were doing at the time of the attack, but we do know they were in the Mosul area to deliver relief supplies,” the military said in its statement.
It was the second deadly attack on U.S. civilians in less than a week.
Fern Holland, 33, a lawyer, and Robert Zangas, 44, a press officer, along with their Iraqi translator were ambushed and shot to death while traveling on a road south of Baghdad on March 9.
The two Americans had been employed by the U.S.-led civilian Iraqi administration.