Wednesday, March 9, 2011

No connection?

The suspect in the slaying of two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt airport has confessed to targeting American military members, a German security official said Thursday as investigators probed what they considered a possible act of Islamic terrorism.

. . . Hesse state Interior Minister Boris Rhein told reporters in Wiesbaden that the suspect, identified as a 21-year-old ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, was apparently radicalized over the last few weeks. The attacker's family in northern Kosovo identified him as Arid Uka, whose family has been living in Germany for 40 years.

. . . Uka's family said he worked at Frankfurt airport and was a devout Muslim.

For some reason, it's considered inappropriate to discuss the connection between anti American terrorism and radical Islamic fundamentalism.

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