Muslims kill American teacher in Yemen

As Obama and Clinton help former Yemen president get choice health care in the U.S. via Militants kill American teacher in Yemen – Yahoo! News.

SANAA (Reuters) – Gunmen linked to al Qaeda shot dead an American teacher in Yemen on Sunday, accusing him of 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.

A U.S. State Department official condemned Shrun’s killing. “We continue to work to obtain additional information and urge Yemeni authorities to bring to justice all those responsible for this heinous crime,” said the official, who did not want to be named.

Even if it were true and he was proselytizing, repeated acts like this remind of us of the reality that is Islam.

4 thoughts on “Muslims kill American teacher in Yemen

  1. He was not “proselytizing” a religion, he was just teaching English, which can expose Arabic-only speakers to the outside world. This is regarded as threatening to fundamentalist Islam in Yemen.

  2. We need to bring them to the US so we can teach them english. When are we going to get the message that these people are members of a cult and they are willing to kill you just because you are not muslim. The thing I like most about suicide bombers is that the crime and punishment happen at the same time. Your life is not precious and theirs is even less precious. Wouldn’t it be great if they all commited suicide and left us alone.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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