Skip to comments.Frankfurt Shooting Suspect Had Links to Radical Islamists
Posted on 03/04/2011 6:22:51 AM PST by KeyLargo
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
* EUROPE NEWS * MARCH 3, 2011, 9:57 P.M. ET
Frankfurt Shooting Suspect Had Links to Radical Islamists
Suspect Had Contact to Radical Islamist Groups via Facebook
By DAVID CRAWFORD, LAURA STEVENS and MARCUS WALKER
FRANKFURTThe suspected gunman who killed two U.S. servicemen at Frankfurt airport Wednesday had links to Germany's radical Islamist circles, but German investigators say they currently believe he carried out the attack on his own.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he is "saddened" and "outraged" by the shooting of a group of U.S. airmen in Germany. Video courtesy of Reuters
Investigators suspect Arid Uka, a 21-year-old ethnic Albanian whose family moved to Germany from Kosovo, had an "Islamist" motivation for firing at U.S. Air Force personnel on a bus at the airport, according to the office of Germany's chief federal prosecutor, Monika Harms.
Among other leads, German authorities are investigating witness statements that Mr. Uka had befriended more than two years ago a known Islamist, Rami Makanesi, a Syrian-German currently in German custody on terror-related charges. Mr. Makanesi, frequented the radical mosque in Hamburg where leaders of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks met and prayed.
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"On his Facebook profile, Mr. Uka made plain his Islamist political leanings and approval of jihad, as well as his love of first-person shooter computer games such as "Call of Duty: Black Ops."
Paging James Clapper...
It won’t be long before they tell us that he is “mentally ill” and was more influenced by the video games than his religion................
It is sad and amusing to see that Obama doesn’t have the stones to call this what it was: another attack by a radical Muslim on America. He should be impeached, tried for treason and brought to justice by a jury of military families who have lost loved ones due to his insane rules of engagement.
Suuuure, he was just a lone nut. Right.
“In other news: Sun Rises In East; Pope Believed To Be Catholic”
Gee, what a surprise...
"Now let's not jump to conclusions here."
News of the shooting will make its way to Clapper sometime the middle of next week.
“News of the shooting will make its way to Clapper sometime the middle of next week.”
I doubt it.
The lame-stream and Obama Media Group are not reporting this at all.
Come Down everyone! there is no reason to panic! We do not want to make any conclusions until the inverstigations have been completed!
Busy today, isn’t he?
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Of course not. Goes against the narrative...
According to the meager news coverage of the story, including Fox, he yelled "God is great." Yes! They have all learned the new drill, how to cover up and white wash the islamic jihad. Do not call a spade a spade. Call it a toothpick. Minimize and dismiss it. Still doesn't change the reality.
Another islamist, Haddid, lives in the perps area and may have had some dealings with him, but more likely online than in person.
Right now the keys to the kingdom are most likely on the perp's hard drive. There doesn't seem to be any real analog connections to accomplices, the digital realm will make the connections if there are any.
The last synopsis translation I did from Spiegel this afternoon is at the link below.
You can probably click on my posting history to see other translations about this story.
Germany has been hitting the islamic angle hard.
There just haven't been any obvious terrorist cell links, but the perp has only been interrogated for 3 hours. That was right after the attack. He's lawyered up now, so no new information has come from him since the day of the attack.
Thank you for the perspective from Germany.
We get DW news on one of our channels here, so I should check that out.