Jibla murders

2003 January

Three died ‘sacrificially’

2012-10-30T03:32:33-04:00January 17th, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Jarring images of how an Islamic extremist burst into, of all places, a hospital in the last days of 2002, to fire bullets from his Kalishnikov into the heads of our friends will linger for a while. My wife Jean and I and some colleagues are still laying to rest what has become known across Yemen as 'The Jibla Tragedy.'

2003 January

We should emulate the Yemeni Way

2012-12-14T09:09:41-05:00January 6th, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

SANA'A, YEMEN ✦ The Yanks. We love 'em. We hate 'em. Indeed, Jean and I are still recovering from the news of the brutal slaying of threeU.S.aid workers, including a doctor friend, at Jibla missionary hospital. The killer, apparently an Islamic extremist, reportedly said he killed "to get closer to God." Right. And who better to kill than American Christians? It's killing two birds, innocent as they may be, with one stone. Indeed,U.S.foreign policy really has folks in a huff these days. In fact, many of us would bend over backward to disassociate ourselves from the Yanks. No?