If the targeted American is in the hinterlands of Pakistan, I figure he’s a terrorist by association. If he’s on American soil, that’s a whole ‘nuther topic.
I suggest then sir, that you NEVER travel abroad if that is your sole criteria. Unfortunately, some of us have to travel abroad occasionally (I was in the UAE earlier this year.) I guess that makes us all targets whenever whomever decides for whatever reason that we are enemies of the state. Cold comfort.