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March 4, 2011

German Official: Suspect in Deadly U.S. Airmen Shooting Wanted Revenge for Afghanistan

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Terrorism, Understanding Islam

And yet the Obama administration still can't utter the words "Islamic terrorism"!

Fox News reports:

The suspect in the murder of two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport confessed that he specifically wanted to kill Americans as revenge for the Afghan war, a German investigator said Friday.

Prosecutor Rainer Griesbaum told reporters that 21-year-old Arid Uka from Kosovo said he went to the airport with the intent to shoot "as revenge for the American mission in Afghanistan."

[...] U.S. officials tell Fox News that German authorities are investigating "substantial evidence that Uka has links to Islamic fundamentalist groups in Germany." Officials also say evidence supports the view so far that Uka did act alone -- which he stated -- but no final conclusions have been reached.

Hesse Interior Minister Boris Rhein told reporters Thursday in Wiesbaden that Uka was apparently radicalized over the last few weeks by looking at Islamist websites in Germany. U.S. officials confirm that the suspect was extremely active on the Internet, specifically Facebook. They say they are looking for any potential contacts with the American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is seen as the new generation of digital jihadist.

Meanwhile, our president is still trying to figure out how this happened ... ignoring the fact that it's called Islamic terrorism for a reason.

Posted by Richard at March 4, 2011 7:54 AM

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