Just in case anyone forgot that terrorism and hatred of American military forces doesn’t have a set address…
A 21-year-old Kosovar man from Frankfurt, Germany has been charged with murder and attempted murder following an attack on a military bus at the Frankfurt airport. And guess who they think was behind it.
German prosecutors said on Thursday that Islamic radicalism may have motivated a Kosovar to open fire on an American military bus at the Frankfurt airport, killing two United States airmen and wounding two others.
The suspect arrested at the scene was a 21-year-old who lives in Frankfurt, according to a police spokesman, Manfred Füllhardt. The police charged him with murder and attempted murder, but they did not rule out terrorism charges. He was expected to appear in German federal court on Thursday.
“The circumstances raise suspicion that the attack had an Islamic motivation,” the federal prosecutor’s office in Karlsruhe, Germany, said in a statement on Thursday.
Germany has so far been spared a catastrophic terrorist attack of the kind experienced in the United States, Britain and Spain. But three of the Sept. 11, 2001, attackers lived in Germany, and security officials acknowledge that the country remains a breeding ground for Islamic radicals.
Germany, Britain, and France have been on edge since last year over warnings of the possibility of pending attacks by radicalized European citizens who might have received training in the lawless border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. In November, the German authorities beefed up security at train stations and airports after an informant said that a group linked to Al Qaeda was planning to shoot civilians in a public place.
In Washington, President Obama said he was “saddened and outraged” by the attack on Wednesday. “We will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place,” he said, “and in working with German authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice.”
American officials in Washington said there appeared to be no immediate evidence tying the gunman to any terrorist organization.
Right. Because, let’s not forget, they initially blamed Muslims for the attacks on Oklahoma City. Stil…
The Associated Press reported that his uncle in Kosovo identified him as Arid Uka and said he was born and raised in Germany after his parents moved there about 40 years ago. The German police, however, said he was born in Kosovo, The A.P. said. The uncle, Rexhep Uka, said that the family was Muslim and that Arid Uka worked at the Frankfurt Airport. That could not be immediately confirmed.
So they’ll probably find a way to tie this attack to some Muslim extremist group… Just in time to need tools to sell the American public on military action in Libya. See how that works?