German Official: Yes, Frankfurt Shooter Was A Radical Muslim
And, somewhat more surprising, CNN is even reporting it!
Arid Uka told interrogators that his aim was to kill American troops, said Boris Rhein, interior minister of the German state of Hesse, where the shooting took place. Two U.S. airmen were killed and two others were wounded in the attack Wednesday on a U.S. military bus at Frankfurt Airport, authorities say.
The 21-year-old man said he was motivated to carry out the attack after seeing a video on the internet the day before, which he claimed showed American soldiers raping Muslim women, according to a German intelligence official who viewed a record of the suspect’s interrogation.
The suspect confessed to the shooting, and said that he acted alone with no helpers, the German intelligence official told CNN on Thursday.
The indications at this time are that the suspect was part of an extremist pro-al Qaeda network in Germany, but that he planned the attack alone without its knowledge, the official said.
He was friends on Facebook with several pro-al Qaeda extremists from a group based in Bonn, Germany, that is known to German intelligence officials, according to the official. That included links to an Islamic preacher named Pierre Vogel and someone named Nessery, who was arrested about two months ago in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the investigation.
Current indications are that the suspect radicalized quickly, the German official said.
Muslims shooting random US service members… but I thought Barack Hussein Obama was supposed to make the Muslims love us again!