The jihadis targeted these Afghans because by working with the French Infidels, they had made themselves into apostates and heretics — who, according to Islamic law, are to be killed.
“Gunmen slay six Afghans working for French literacy group,” by Hashmat Baktash and David Zucchino for the Los Angeles Times, November 27 (thanks to Kenneth):
KABUL, Afghanistan — Six Afghan men working for a private, French-run literacy group were ambushed and killed Wednesday by what a local official said were Taliban insurgents.
The attack was noteworthy because it targeted a type of independent relief agency not routinely attacked by the Taliban, which have regularly killed Afghans working for or on behalf of the U.S.-backed government in Kabul.
The six victims, who worked for the French aid group ACTED, were stopped at a checkpoint early Wednesday by gunmen in the remote northwestern Afghanistan province of Faryab. They were ambushed a short time later, about 9 a.m., by insurgents who fired into their vehicle, according to Abdul Satar Barez, the provincial deputy governor.
The attack took place less than four miles from the provincial capital, Maimana. One worker was wounded but survived. The car was set afire by the gunmen.
Barez called the attackers “enemies of the people of Afghanistan,” a reference normally applied to the Taliban by government officials….