Murdered For Love?

According to the Scotsman, Steven Vincent wasn’t killed in Iraq because he was a member of the media and wrote a controversial article. He was killed because he wanted to marry a Muslim. 

AN American journalist who was shot dead in Basra last week was executed by Shiite extremists who knew he was intending to marry his Muslim interpreter, it has emerged.

Mr Vincent was abducted from his hotel three days after writing a piece in the New York Times accusing British officials of allowing religious parties to infiltrate the Basra police.

In America, his death was taken as retribution for his article. But in London yesterday, British officials pointed out that the police in Basra believed it was retribution for his affair.

“We warned him to look after his security in a more professional manner than he was doing,” said the official.

Something isn’t quite right with this story. Was he murdered because he was going to marry the muslim woman or was he murdered for having an affair with her? What about his American wife? What did she have to say about this?

Muslim women are not permitted to marry non-Muslims, whether they’re living in North Africa, Saudi, Iraq, Pakistan, the U.S., etc. It’s a life-threatening offense. So either the story is false or Vincent was a convert to Islam. Or both. Or…

Confused yet? 

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