In a climate of fear created and perpetuated by Islamic supremacists, all one needs to do in order to be vulnerable to accusations of proselytizing is to be visible in daily life as a non-Muslim. To be involved in charitable or philanthropic work also makes one a competitor: the “vilest of creatures” (Qur’an 98:6) and offspring of “apes and pigs” (Qur’an 2:62-66; 5:59-60; and 7:166) ought not to be seen in a positive light. That would be bad for business. “Militants kill American teacher in Yemen,” by Mohammed Ghobari for Reuters, March 17 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
SANAA (Reuters) – Gunmen linked to al Qaeda shot dead an American teacher in Yemen on Sunday for Christian “proselytizing”, and officials said government forces had killed a dozen militants in clashes and attacks on their strongholds.
The incidents underscore the challenges facing President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who took office last month after a year of massive protests against his predecessor Ali Abdullah Saleh.
A police source in the city of Taiz said a gunman riding on a motorcycle driven by an accomplice shot the U.S. English language teacher, who was also deputy director of a language school, the Swedish Institute.
Officials from the institute in Taiz, Yemen’s commercial hub 200 km (120 miles) south of Sanaa, identified the victim as Joel Shrun and said he was born in 1983.
There was no immediate comment from the U.S. embassy.
The gunmen, who escaped after the attack, were believed to be linked to al Qaeda, the police source said. A group affiliated with the militant network claimed responsibility.
“This operation comes as a response to the campaign of Christian proselytizing that the
West has launched against Muslims,” an unidentified person said in a text message to journalists, claiming responsibility on behalf of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law).
The message called Shrun “one of the biggest American proselytizers”.
Islamic militants often accuse Western aid groups of covert religious missionary work….