Theodore's World: Germany: Gunman Shouts 'Allahu Akbar,' Kills 2 US Airmen

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March 03, 2011

Germany: Gunman Shouts 'Allahu Akbar,' Kills 2 US Airmen

Israel National News

In an apparent Muslim terrorist attack, a gunman opened fire on a U.S. Air Force bus outside Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others. A source told Fox News that the shooter yelled "Allahu Akbar" - the Muslim battle cry - as he began firing.

Kosovo's interior minister told The Associated Press that German police have identified the suspect as Arif Uka, a citizen of Kosovo from the northern town of Mitrovica.

The bus was idling outside Terminal 2 at the airport, according to Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt. The bus driver and a passenger were killed. One person suffered serious wounds and another light injuries, according to Fuellhardt. Uka then dropped his gun and ran into the terminal where he was subdued.

Fox News quoted U.S. Air Force Europe spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock as saying all four victims were airmen based at the Lakenheath military base in Britain. A military official in Europe said they were going to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

A website named Pundit Press published a post in which it speculated that this is the attacker's Facebook page, although it admitted it does not have proof that this is the case and apologized in case it turns out to be wrong.

President Barack Obama said he was "saddened and outraged" by the shooting and vowed that the U.S. will spare no effort in finding out how the "outrageous" act came to pass.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the shooting "a terrible event."

A member of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Patrick Meehan, said in Washington that the attack looked like a terrorist act. He added that he did not have all the facts about the shooting yet.

Inquiry promised on airmen attack

Obama says the government will “spare no effort” to determine why two American airmen were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in Frankfurt, Germany.

“I’m saddened, and I am outraged, by this attack that took the lives of two Americans and wounded two others. I think the American people are united in expressing our service to those who were lost,” Obama told reporters in a surprise appearance in the briefing room. “We are praying for a speedy recovery for those who were injured.”

Obama promised that “we will spare no effort” to figure out “how this outrageous attack took place.”

“We don’t have all the information yet,” he told reporters. “You will be fully briefed as we get more information.” He added that the attack is a “stark reminder” of the “extraordinary sacrifices” made by the members of the military.

Agence France-Presse reported that the attack occurred on a bus carrying Air Force personnel to Frankfurt International Airport for a flight to the U.S.

German authorities said the gunman — described as a 21-year-old Frankfurt resident originally from Muslim-majority Kosovo, in southeastern Europe — was captured at the scene.

The U.S. military has a number of major bases near Frankfurt, including Ramstein Air Base, which are operational hubs for Afghanistan and Iraq. The city of Hamburg was the base of the Al Qaeda cell that carried out the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


Wild Thing's comment........

Obama doesn’t know “why” terrorists are attacking us — 10 years after 9-11?!???!! He sure as heck does know, he just does not want to say the truth. To Obama “this was an isolated incident”, a “lone gunman”, NOTHING to do with terrorism — just like the Ft. Hood shooter, yelling “Allahu Akbar” also had nothing to do with terrorism..

Posted by Wild Thing at March 3, 2011 05:55 AM


And we haven't heard One Word from our gutless Leader.

Posted by: Mark at March 3, 2011 07:20 AM

By Obama's logic this killer was a lone gunman. Just a criminal to be prosecuted if found; not a symptom of a larger problem. I guess we have to wait until there are muslim armies sweeping across this country before B. Obama gets his head out of his ass.

Posted by: petesuj at March 3, 2011 08:47 AM

sure glad we are not now or ever will be at war with Islam

Posted by: robert at March 3, 2011 08:50 AM

In 1999, we bombed the Serbs to protect the Muslims from Kosovo. I guess this is how they repay us.

When we were bombing the Serbs, many of our pilots were unhappy about it. I was in the command post waiting to debrief a returning aircraft when one of our senior officers remarked that we're bombing the wrong people. You see, our pilots have always felt a kinship to the Serbs because during WWII, when Airmen were shot down, the Serbs risked all to rescue them and return them to Allied lines. If the pilots were captured by the Albanians (Muslims), they were turned over to the Nazi's. Bombing the Serbs was Bill Clinton's way of thanking them. Another reason why the military never liked him.

Posted by: BobF at March 3, 2011 09:26 AM

I have two words for the poser who claims to be saddened and mad about the terrorist murders of 2 fine Americans.

F U C K Y O U !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at March 3, 2011 10:15 AM

Since this moron became leader there Was: the Recruiter shooting, Christmas day 'almost' bombing, Fort Hood murders, This one in Germany, And numerous ones we either haven't heard about, or never took place, like the New York City almost bombing, And all we get is rhetoric on how we are going to find something out. We already know who the enemy is, ...What are we going to do about it.

Posted by: Mark at March 3, 2011 12:11 PM

obama is a muslim.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at March 3, 2011 01:13 PM

Good point Mark. They're testing the waters to see how far they can go. Last time they struck big, GW unleashed Hell upon them. Now, they're getting bolder and bolder again. Just like they did during the 90's under Clinton.

Posted by: BobF at March 3, 2011 05:25 PM

They know our president has no cojones. Maybe Obama will refuse to spend another $750,000,000 restoring middle eastern mosques if they don't STOP IT, YA'LL!

Posted by: Billy Ray in Cowtown at March 3, 2011 08:31 PM

Great input, thank you!!!

I agree how they are getting bolder and how it might be a testing of the waters.

True too how we were not safe under Clinton and now with obama it is even worse.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 4, 2011 01:04 AM

JOHN 15:13 and when Libya's Daffyduck set off a bomb in the Fatherland (disco) killing our GI's we sent him an F-111 WAKE UP CALL!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at March 4, 2011 12:06 PM