German official: Airport gunman a Muslim who wanted to kill American troops
Arid Uka is in custody after two American troops were killed and two injured at a German airport.
March 3rd, 2011
07:33 AM ET

German official: Airport gunman a Muslim who wanted to kill American troops

The man who shot and killed two American troops in Germany Wednesday was a recently radicalized Muslim whose aim was to kill American soldiers, a German official said Thursday.

The suspect seems to have been acting on his own, but had spent time on local radical Islamist websites, said Boris Rhein, interior minister of the German state of Hesse, where the shooting took place.

The 21-year-old man from Kosovo is in custody after two U.S. airmen were
killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in a shooting on a U.S. military bus at Frankfurt Airport, authorities said.

The suspect is named Arid Uka, from the northern town of Mitrovica,
Kosovo's interior minister, Bajram Rexhepi, told CNN, citing the U.S. Embassy in Pristina as his source.

Read about Wednesday's shootings that killed two U.S. Air Force airmen.

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  1. muslima

    .He is a strong muslim..! MashaAllah Allah bless him..Allahumme amiiin

    December 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justice

      So Muslim means being God yourself, right? because I think in Islam your are not suppose to be compared to God, neither friend God. But if you decide who should live and when should they die, I guess you are taking Gods responsibility, you are being God your self, which is one of the biggest sin in Islam if you play God.

      January 18, 2012 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
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