Two US Airman Killed on German Bus as Gunman Yelled “Allahu Akbar” During Shootings … Obama Will Spare No Effort
Two US Airman were killed yesterday in Germany as an individual opened fire on their bus near Frankfurt airport. Was it terrorism? Hint, the gunman yelled “Allahu Akbar”during the shooting. The shooting suspect, 21 year man who is reported be a devout Muslim raised in Germany with links to Kosovo, was arrested. Two other US airman were also injured in the shooting.
Two US Air Force personnel have been killed after a gunman fired on a bus outside Frankfurt airport.
Air Force spokeswoman Major Beverly Mock said German police have the suspect in custody and that she could not release any further details on the victims until their next of kin have been told.
The men who died were based in UK, the Air Force said.
Two other people are said to have been injured in the incident and police have reportedly arrested a 21-year-old suspect, who is said to be a devout Muslim raised in Germany with links to Kosovo.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, expressed sadness and said, “We have to do everything we can to find out what happened.”
UPDATE I: As reported at the Gateway Pundit via Fox News, the shooter identified as Arif Uka, a Kosovo citizen from the northern town of Mitrovica. U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Patrick Meehan, said in Washington that it looked like a terrorist attack.
UPDATE II:Obama says that he will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place, see video below from the Politico. Just curious Mr. President, what part about the gunman yelling “Allahu Akbar” was lost in translation? One might think that we would start from the perspective that it was terrorism, hmm?
“I’m saddened, and I am outraged, by this attack that took the lives of two Americans and wounded two others,” he said in a brief statement. “I think the American people are united in expressing our gratitude for the service of those who were lost.”
Obama told reporters he and first lady Michelle Obama “are praying for a speedy recovery for those who were injured” and for those who lost loved ones. He also promised that the government would use every resource to discover “how this outrageous attack took place.”
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.
How difficult is it for Obama to say that this was an act of terrorism and Islamic jihad?