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. enamul h kahn

    I feel so nauseous about this killing by a muslim.I believe all muslims around the world including the states should vigorously proteat this horrible act.I do not know as a muslim ,where it is written or advise to kill innocent people for no reason,Enamul

    March 3, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hell-Bent

    I'm more worried about Christian extremists than I am about Muslim ones. You people are crazy with your make-believe religion.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rita

    I'm surprised that Obama hasn't screamed "Allah Akbar!" yet while commiting jihad on America!

    March 3, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. Abdul Abdulbarr

    so let me get this straight...a normal every day man visits a few so called radical Islamic sites and he runs out the next day and shoots americans...really! seriously!...and let me guess the tooth fairy really did leave me a dollar under my pillow when i was six...and santa is real! wake up people, sounds good, sells papers, pushes someones agenda but sorry I'm for one not buying it.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. cuoremj

    I live in Germany and work 10 hours a day to even nonsensical social bills to pay (because our social country says) for such losers who kill humans...?! Germany, shame on you, the system has failed.
    May God bless their souls

    March 3, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
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    March 3, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rita

    Paint the walls of the convicted killers jail cell with cartoons of Moohamed getting it on with farm animals before putting him in the clink!

    March 3, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. perm

    Wait a muslim did this? No way.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Andrew

    Didn't the US Military intervene in Kosovo in 1998-1999 specifically to protect Muslims from Serb aggression?

    Yeah yeah yeah, US Policy towards Israel, troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and the death of that great Islamic humanitarian Saddam Husein protector of the Shia, the crusades. Blahblahblah.

    Our history with Islam is less than perfect. But as long as radicals if not the Islamic community at large, only see it in terms of absolutes it won't be getting any better.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. JayJ

    This attack is sad, radical or not it sucks because it just bring negative light on islam/muslim community.

    And people like david who just spew crap, and speak like a college sophmore needs to realize that the liberties he enjoys is because of those people in uniform. Its ignorant or just blatantly stupid people like u that cause the majority of problems!

    March 3, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jimbo

    It's funny how so many commentors won't even acknowledge that muslim extremism is an issue. Then they always have to bring up christianity like it's the only other religion in the world, I'm not christain but find it humerous that all the muslim sympathizers always try to convince christains that they are terrorists. I also find if funny that probably most of the muslim sympathizers are left leaning, therefore most likely support gay marriage and gay couples with children. The left is always complaining about christains and being biggots againts gays but totally ignores the muslims. The social veiws of the left are why mulsims hate americans so much. Ironic isn't it? Or maybe the left sees it but they have so much white guilt they won't admit it.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • gpl2032

      Exactly...nuff said...great post

      March 3, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Hell-Bent

      No, it's the social views of the idiot right that radical muslims hate about the US.

      March 3, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. gpl2032

    Funny, as soon as i heard this report, my mind said..."Must be Muslims" much for the religion of peace.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • buster

      You would think there would be more Muslims investing/opening funeral homes; making money off their radical brothers beleifs.

      March 3, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. abbasmomma

    Kosovo was a chriatian country until the muslim Albanians took it over. Maybe this wouldnt have happened if the US hadnt put their nose in 15 years ago and had let the Christian Serbs kick them out?

    March 3, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. quinton

    the fact that this happened almost 2 hours away from my base, makes felling the pain just that much worse

    March 3, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Barack Husein Obama

    This is George Bush's fault!

    March 3, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
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