Just found this info on Mrs. Hassan from the BBC, not read the other links with info yet. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3756552.stm
Here is a brave person. A person who did try to make the world better by her very actions. A person who stuck it out with the Iraqi people as their world got progressively worse and tried to change it. The world is poorer now that she is gone.
Who killed her? What some call Minutemen or freedom fighters. I call them murderers. They are nothing but thugs with pretensions of authority. And it must have been foreign thugs, imported to keep Iraq unstable because if Saddam's own secret police had never killed her then I do not beleive any Iraqi would knowingly lift a hand to harm someone who tried to honestly help them.
She was not murdered because of her battle prowess. Nor really for her humanitarian work. She was killed because she was a Western female. So these 'strong' men vented their impotent fury upon her since Coalition and Iraqi forces are too powerful for them to attack directly and their twisted version of their faith gave them the permission to abuse and murder her.
All I can say is: May Allah have mercy on their souls because I know that no soldier nor Iraqi who knew her will. Good hunting.