“Those who kill humanitarian workers must be reminded that they are not only killing their own country’s residents, but also people seeking to improve the lives of victims of poverty and injustice.” They don’t care about that. As far as they’re concerned, the only thing that would improve the lives of their country’s residents would be more Islam, and thus these aid workers were enemies of what was good.
“Gunmen kill 6 in Western aid agency raid in Pakistan,” by Michael Georgy for Reuters, March 10 (thanks to Twostellas):
OGHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist militants stormed an office of a U.S.-based Christian aid agency in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing six members of staff in a hail of bullets and a bomb.
Nuclear-armed U.S. ally Pakistan is battling al Qaeda-linked militants who have launched a string of attacks over the past few years, including some on foreign targets.
Gunmen burst into the World Vision office in Oghi village in Mansehra district, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Islamabad, at about 9 a.m. (0400 GMT), police and a witness said.
“About 10 men came, they were all wearing masks. They kicked the doors down, took everyone out of their offices, put them in one place and then started shooting,” said an office administrator, who asked to be identified only as Asif.
“They threw a bomb as they were leaving,” he said….
World Vision said the six dead were Pakistani members of staff and it was suspending all operations in the country.
Seven members of staff were wounded and one was missing, the aid agency said in a statement, adding that its relief and development work in Pakistan was conducted by Pakistanis.
“Those who kill humanitarian workers must be reminded that they are not only killing their own country’s residents, but also people seeking to improve the lives of victims of poverty and injustice,” it said….