Saturday, March 24, 2012

Al-Qaida Kills American Teacher in Yemen Today; Viewed Language Teacher as Christian Missionary

The Voice of America News website reports that a Yemeni militant group -- affiliated with al-Qaida -- says it shot and killed an American teacher in southern Yemen today (March 18, 2012) for preaching Christianity.

Militants riding a motorcycle shot the man in his car in the southern city of Taiz, because they believed he was a Christian missionary.

Yemeni officials say the American had been working at a European-run language institute.

Authorities launched an investigation to find the perpetrators of the attack.