Killing of aid workers will hurt Afghans

Security woes will limit work of vulnerable medical staff

Tom Little is one of the six American medical aid workers killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province. All of the victims belonged to the humanitarian group International Assistance Mission. (Associated Press)Tom Little is one of the six American medical aid workers killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province. All of the victims belonged to the humanitarian group International Assistance Mission. (Associated Press)
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IAM is a Christian organization. We have never hidden this,” said Mr. Frans. “Our faith motivates and inspires us, but we do not proselytize. We abide by the laws of Afghanistan.”

World Visions’ Mr. Owen said that if any of his group’s workers are found to be proselytizing, they are “dealt with.”

“We are in Afghanistan to serve the poor and not bring a religious message,” he said.

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.

 

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