On 5/20/06, Philip Welch <wikipedia(a)philwelch.net> wrote:
"John Allen Muhammad (born John Allen Williams on December 31, 1960)
is an American serial killer. Together with his younger partner Lee
Boyd Malvo, he carried out the Beltway sniper attacks in an apparent
attempt to extort $10 million dollars during his shooting spree."
Out of curiosity, why do you think nationality ("American") is relevant, but
not race, place of birth etc? Can we formalise some guidelines? When is race
relevant? Presumably if someone is the victim of a race hate crime...but
when else? I don't think in an encyclopaedia we can ever refrain from
mentioning something like that, but we can take "not relevant" to mean
in the lead".