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. The Last Federalist

    One word. Taqiyya. An Islamic concept that promotes lying to protect the faith and decieve the infidel. Take a group of followers who follow a faith that promotes and encourages lying and what happens? It logically follows that it is impossible to trust members of that ideology. What is the old logic loop-hole phrase? "Everything I say is a lie. I am telling the truth." That just goes around and around and around creating a paradox where nothing I say is a lie or the truth, thus my words cannot be trusted. Now apply this to the concept of Taqiyya and it is the same dilemma. An entire ideology promoting lying cannot be trusted, not because of prejudice or hate, BUT because it is a logical mobius loop where nothing that is spoken can be trusted or believed.

    Apply Kant's universalizability and what happens? If everyone on the planet then decieved and lied, chaos would ensue (at least more chaos then there already is). On this priciniple Islam becomes a faith that is disjointed from universal moral and ethical values. Wether you are a man of faith or not there are universal morals the historically permeate through societies. The greeks had them in their form of the four virtues: Courage, Justice, Temperance, and Wisdom. It continues with Murder, Theft, Adultery, and Lying. There is a reason why these virtues strike a nerve when they occur because they are commonly found in the vast majority of socities through out history. Islam however promotes lying, underage marriage, denial of human rights to Women, adultry through loop holes in Sharia Law, murder of those who do not believe, exploitation of those who live in their society and are not Muslim, and Zakat (taxes which Muslims are obliged to pay which go to fund Jihad as written in the Quran).

    March 3, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. The Last Federalist

    One word. Taqiyya. An Islamic concept that promotes lying to protect the faith and deceive the infidel. Take a group of followers who follow a faith that promotes and encourages lying and what happens? It logically follows that it is impossible to trust members of that ideology. What is the old logic loop-hole phrase? "Everything I say is a lie. I am telling the truth." That just goes around and around and around creating a paradox where nothing I say is a lie or the truth, thus my words cannot be trusted. Now apply this to the concept of Taqiyya and it is the same dilemma. An entire ideology promoting lying cannot be trusted, not because of prejudice or hate, BUT because it is a logical mobius loop where nothing that is spoken can be trusted or believed.

    Apply Kant's universalizability and what happens? If everyone on the planet then deceived and lied, chaos would ensue (at least more chaos then there already is). On this priciniple Islam becomes a faith that is disjointed from universal moral and ethical values. Whether you are a man of faith or not there are universal morals the historically permeate through societies. The Greeks had them in their form of the four virtues: Courage, Justice, Temperance, and Wisdom. It continues with Murder, Theft, Adultery, and Lying. There is a reason why these virtues strike a nerve when they occur because they are commonly found in the vast majority of societies throughout history. Islam however promotes lying, underage marriage, denial of human rights to Women, adultery through loop holes in Sharia Law, murder of those who do not believe, exploitation of those who live in their society and are not Muslim, and Zakat (taxes which Muslims are obliged to pay which go to fund Jihad as written in the Quran).

    March 3, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dalmacian Boro

    I’d like first to say that I feel sorry for the families of the men killed and wounded by this mad man.
    I feel sorry too for the thousands of innocent Serbs, Romas, Goranis, Gypsies, Kosovars and other minorities who were killed a little over a decade now by the terrorists of the KLA (UCK). Terrorists that were removed from the CIA’s terrorist lists so to be trained, armed and financed by the same CIA (with the BND and SAS) so to create a state of war in the region of Kosovo.
    These same terrorists are today running the US puppet state of Kosovo (a mafia state where minorities and non-supporting Kosovars are still today strongly discriminated) under the full backing of the US government…

    March 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JihadOnDeesNutz

    Came across this today- "It isn't Islamophobia when they really are trying to kill you."

    March 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Centrist

    All Muslims should see that America (while imperfect to say the least) has been there to stop the genocide of muslims (Kosovo). Maybe muslims in the middle east don't consider european muslims as real muslims? Since Jesus and Muhammad aren't willing to police their flocks better then it's up to the rest of us who aren't fanatics to do the police work. Christians need to rise up against the bad christians (or fake christians) and good muslims need to do likewise, since intervention by outside sources is seen as an attack on the religion as a whole. I believe in God and can say that either these religions are tools of the Devil or are powerless to counter the evil among us. I'd like to see more action from these deities before I hand over my soul.

    March 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bung123

    "It isn't Islamophobia when they really are trying to kill you."

    March 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bung123

    It isn't Islamophobia
    when they really are trying to ki ll you.

    March 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Granite Sentry

    Can we not get some kind of security for groups of US military moving in these radicalized countries? They're sitting ducks in their uniforms but unarmed. http://www.granitesentry.com

    March 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Harald Schmidt

    The killer of the U.S. Airman was German born Moslem, raised & schooled in Germany. He is a German citizen, Germany does not allow dual citizenship. His parents immigrated from Yugoslavia 40 years ago. You get the idea when reading German newspapers that the killer was born and raised in Kosovo. You have to be GERMAN to understand the hate directed agains the EINWOHNERS (immigrant families), I came from the Rhine wine town who considers families who immigrated to our are during the 30 year war (1619-1648) still foreigners. 9/11 and this killing were hatched in Germany by immigrant Moslems who are hated by the Germans. Generally, Moslems are not allowed to intergrate, assimilate with the Germans. All you have to do is look at the racial slurs on the Frankfurt subway walls or bathroom walls in German pubs directed against the Moslems. Instead directing this hate against the true oppresor the GERMANS, the Americans are the victim. In the U.S. no one cares what religion you are, we all are brothers and sisters.

    March 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mare

    Ha ha indepedent kosovo haha

    March 3, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mare

    Ha ha indepedent Kosovo ha ha
    Kosovo is terorist islamic republik in heart Europa.
    Is not good.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. avis1

    As you kill you will be killed.

    March 4, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. HelenHull102951

    Hey, what goes around come around... American people look at it this way, everytime a Muslim kills an American find any Muslim and kill them back!! Sooner or later, they'll get the hint and leave our country! Same goes for these bottom-feeders called Mexicans!! And send a bill to Obama for $100.00 per Muslim and one for $300.00 per Mexican, this will solve the problem of unemployment and hunger in America.. If this gutless gov does'nt pay up then make up a deck of cards for the gov officials.. LOL

    March 4, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bob

    First the Fort Dix terrorists from Kosovo planned to massacre American troops at the American military base and now another Kosovo muslim ambushes and kills 2 US troops. America gave Kosovo it's independence and this is the thanks they get.

    March 5, 2011 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. Besko

    This idiot is stupid, I'm Muslim and Albanian.....And this IDIOT should ROT IN HELL!!!! Muslim is a clean religion, whoever says allah akbar and kills people theyre going straight to hell....These idiots are BRAINWASHED! They need serious help.
    Log live America,Albania and the Muslim Religion....What these idiots practice is not Islam.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
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