'I am Muslim. Don't kill me' (UPDATED)

And so the proponents of the religion of peace did not… though they did kill a bunch of others, all of them on a humanitarian medical mission purposed in helping the poor:

Dirk Frans, director of the International Assistance Mission, said the eight-member medical team, which also included one German, one Briton and two Afghan interpreters, was driving to Kabul from an eye clinic in northeastern Nuristan province when they were killed in Badakhshan province to the north.

The group had decided to head through Badakhshan to return to the capital because they thought that would be the safest route, Frans said.

“This tragedy negatively impacts our ability to continue serving the Afghan people as IAM has been doing since 1966,” according to a statement released by the nonprofit Christian organization. “We hope it will not stop our work that benefits over a quarter of a million Afghans each year.”

Team leader slain
Among the dead was team leader Tom Little, an optometrist from Delmar, New York who has been working in Afghanistan for more than 30 years, Frans said.

Little was expelled by the Taliban government in August 2001 after the arrest of eight Christian aid workers — two Americans and six Germans — for allegedly trying to convert Afghans to Christianity. He returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban government was toppled in November 2001 by U.S.-backed forces.

Provincial police chief Gen. Agha Noor Kemtuz said the victims, who had been shot, were found Friday next to three bullet-riddled four-wheel drive vehicles in Kuran Wa Munjan district. He said villagers had warned the team that the area was dangerous, but the foreigners said they were doctors and weren’t afraid. He said local police said about 10 gunmen robbed them and killed them one by one.

‘I am Muslim. Don’t kill me’
He said the two Afghan interpreters were from Bamiyan and Panjshir provinces. A third Afghan man, who had been traveling with the group, survived.

“He told me he was shouting and reciting the holy Quran and saying ‘I am Muslim. Don’t kill me,’” Kemtuz said.

Kemtuz said the survivor told him that the group was surrounded by gunmen and then attacked. Kemtuz speculated that robbery could have been a motive in the killings.

Robbery my rear-end.  The robbery motive was ancillary. 

We know what the primary motive was. 

And sooner or later, the West will have to confront it, not as a religion, but as a political ideology purposed in having us all submit or be destroyed.

The IAM website can be viewed here.  I’m of the firm belief that those who were killed have been welcomed into the arms of their Savior. 

They are the true martyrs.

UPDATE: Related video comng our way via The Telegraph:


Posted by on August 7, 2010.
Filed under Afghanistan, Islam, Islamic Fascism, War On Terror.
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  • GarandFan

    It’s the 16th Century mentality. They want to stay there.

  • http://outoftherace.blogspot.com/ ExRat

    I am not a violent person. I don’t advocate violence except in self-defense. That said, events like this start one’s blood boiling, and the little dark anti-conscience whispers in the ear: “Those people are savages and don’t deserve to live–nuke them all.”

    Of course, if I had my finger on the red button, I wouldn’t push it. But there are those who would.

    Unless our political leaders start honestly addressing the problem of fanatic Islamists and actually name the enemy we’re fighting (or perhaps more accurately, the enemy who’s fighting us), I fear that they will be replaced with people who would press the button.

    We need to be very careful about who we vote for.

  • http://geoffreybritain.wordpress.com/ Geoffrey Britain

    “sooner or later, the West will have to confront it, not as a religion, but as a political ideology purposed in having us all submit or be destroyed.”

    Sooner or later, those in the West who assert that Islam is a religion of peace and, that radical political ideologues are perverting Islam… will have to confront the truth.

    It is Islam which directly proclaims that the radicals behave as they do. The ‘radicals’ are merely faithfully following Islam’s dictates. The ‘moderates’ know this and, that is why they are silent in the face of evil.

    Until the theological foundations upon which Islam rests are fully examined, the source of the threat to the West will be misunderstood. Once the Theological Nature of Islam is faced, radical Islamist’s behavior is placed in proper context.

    When confronted with a mortal threat, understanding that context is critical to an effective response.

  • America

    Tell Bloomberg and the other imbeciles to start drinking water and lay off the Kool-Aid. Here’s an up-to-the-minute story of the peace, love & compassion these people show. Doctors, saving lives, murdered (er welcomed) by those with a different ideology.
    The Taliban has claimed that it has killed eight foreigners and their two Afghan interpreters for spreading Christianity.
    “These people were preaching Christianity and we punished them,” a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was quoted as saying.

    Perhaps we should add prayer stones for them in the new mosque that Bloomberg and others think is a great thing to do at the 9/11 site in NY.

  • Not born last night

    @ Zabihullah Mujahid: Are you as stupid as you sound?

    “They were lost. ….they tried to escape and were killed,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban…..”They carried Bibles into Dari, maps, GPRS systems. They used to map the positions of the fighters’ Taliban, said the spokesman.

    Let’s examine this statement. They had GPS systems and were lost? Not likely. They tried to escape? Possibly, when they knew you were going to shoot defenseless humanitarians. Could they have simply used the GPS systems to find their destination? First you claim they are lost then you claim they have the skill to use their GPS to report Taliban fighter positions. What, in between administering medical aid to the people?

  • hcddbz

    Soon we will hear how USA has to prove that we are better than this scum.
    How about the Arab street turn in this dogs and prove they have something us western infidels call humanity and justice.