UAE: WOMAN EXECUTED FOR KILLING AMERICAN TEACHER
July 13, 2015: The United Arab Emirates executed by firing squad a UAE woman convicted of terrorism early today after the militant-inspired killing of an American kindergarten teacher in December 2014, the state news agency WAM reported.
Ala'a Badr Abdullah al-Hashemi, 31, was sentenced to death a year ago for stabbing Romanian-born Ibolya Ryan, a mother of 11-year-old twins, in the toilet of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall and attempting to bomb an American-Egyptian doctor.
Hashemi was also convicted of setting up a social media account to spread militant ideology with the intention of undermining the government and of giving money to militant organizations for attacks, WAM reported.
Police said last year Hashemi had become radicalized over the internet and had not been targeting an American in particular, but was looking for a foreigner to kill at random. (Sources: Reuters, Afp, 13/07/2015)