The uncle says Arid is a pious Muslim whose grandfather was a religious leader at a mosque in the village of Zhabar, nearÂ Mitrovica, Kosovo.
Now watch Â the ‘authorities’ and learned analysts scratch their heads over this one. What actually would constitute a terrorist attack? Would the murderer have to announce that he was about to carry out a terrorist attack before he started shooting? Would he have to be carrying an al-Qaeda membership card?
Of course, we knew that the “Islamist slogans” thatÂ Arif Uka shouted were “Allahu akbar,” but here is direct confirmation. Note that the New York Times never identifies Uka as a Muslim, much less an Islamic jihadist, and translates his shout to “God is great,” thus further obscuring the jihadist nature of this attack. “Shooting at Germany Airport Kills 2 U.S. Airmen,” by Judy Dempsey and Elisabeth Bumiller for theÂ New York Times, March 2:
The latest on theÂ Frankfurt Airport attack has the shooter identified as Arif Uka, a name that shows him to be a Kosovar Muslim. (Arif, Ø¹Ø§Ø±Ù, means “learned” or “authority” in Arabic.) “2 US airmen killed, 2 injured in Germany shooting,” from theÂ Associated Press, March 2 (thanks to JW):
German tabloid BILD reports:
“the offender shouted Islamist slogans during the attack on the bus.”
No doubt he shouted “Islam Is A Religion of Peace!” and “Islam Teaches Tolerance!” and “Islam Respects the People of the Book!”
WTF? Why is he in ‘custody?’ Haven’t these humanitarian loons got orders to shoot to kill?
The suspected gunman, who is in custody, is 21-year-old Kosovar who lives in Frankfurt, according to a city police spokesman.Â Arif UkaÂ was arrested in a terminal building, local police said. All four casualties were American airmen based in the UK, a US air force spokeswoman said. (Source)
Could theÂ Frankfurt Airport attack have been committed by a jihadist following the call of al-Awlaki?
“Gunman Targets U.S. Soldiers At Frankfurt Airport,” fromÂ Stratfor Global Intelligence, March 2:
[…] The attack fits in the category ofÂ “armed jihadist assault” similar to what American-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki called for in mid-2010 in jihadist Internet chat rooms. Al-Awlaki had been tied to U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan, who was charged with the November 2009 Fort Hood shooting.The attack in Frankfurt appears to have been a soft-target attack. Soft targets are vulnerable to attack due to the absence of adequate security or standoff distance.Areas at airports outside the security check-in points are such targets.Â STRATFOR has for some time predicted that militants would seek out such targets, especially considering their fixation on airplanes. The recent bombing atÂ Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, for example, targeted the international arrivals area where families, friends and drivers awaited travelers emerging from the terminal. Such areas are difficult to secure because doing so would require essentially cordoning off the entire airport.
If reports of the attacker’s ethnicity are true, this would not be the first time ethnic Albanians have joined international jihad. A number of Albanian individuals were part of theÂ Fort Dix plot in the United States in 2007. U.S. authorities broke up a militant cell in North Carolina that involved an individual of ethnic Albanian origin. In 2009, a U.S. citizen of Albanian descent from Brooklyn, New York, tried to go to Pakistan for militant training….