Spreading their religion one body at a time.
It doesn’t matter to the Islam 101’er that they were there to help the people of Afghanistan, their work directly contradicted their ideology, that being, the sharia law and hatred of the non-Muslim. So no, I’m not shocked at all that happened, saddened of course, but shocked? Nope.
NOTE: Then there are the suicidal Finns who want more of the ‘enrichers”!
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Two Finnish aid workers have been killed in a gun attack in western Afghanistan.
Reports say two gunmen on motorcycles shot the women as they travelled in a taxi in the city of Herat earlier on Thursday. The motorcyclists fled the scene but a spokesperson for the Afghanistani Interior Ministry said one person has been detained. Police say they are searching for the killers.
News of the deaths was confirmed on Thursday afternoon by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter.
The victims are believed to have been psychiatrists working for the International Assistance Mission charity. The identities of the two women have not yet been confirmed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the National Bureau of Investigation should play a role in the investigation. The Afghan authorities take the main responsibility for the probe.
President Sauli Niinistö has offered his condolences and expressed his shock at the atrocity.
“The Finnish women’s barbaric slaying touches us all,” said Niinistö in a statement. “The act is all the more shocking because the women were in Afghanistan to help the local people.”
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb also expressed his shock at the killings in his own statement.
“We are faced with a great tragedy. Now, it is important the we support the bereaved families. Finland requires that a thorough investigation be conducted to bring those guilty to justice. Finland must also reassess the security situation in Afghanistan,” Prime Minister Stubb said.
Sanna Selin, an Afghanistan expert from Finland’s Foreign Ministry says that western Afghanistan had been regarded as a relatively safe area. She says that the south and east of the country have been the centre of more unrest.
There are currently 41 Finns in Afghanistan who have registered with the Foreign Ministry.