My condolences to the family and friends of the two airmen killed in Germany. And my best wishes for a safe and speedy recovery for the two airmen who are seriously wounded. And a plague and a pox on the media which tries so desperately to hide that this was not a random crazy man, but yet another assault in the Islamists’ ongoing war against the West.
The New York Times has reluctantly included in its report on the shooting a statement hinting that the shooter was a Muslim. However, it not only buries this fact in the last paragraph, it never states it explicitly, choosing, instead, a tortuously oblique way of reporting that the shooter was dedicating his attack to Islam:
A man whose office is near the site of the shooting, speaking on condition of anonymity to protect his business, said witnesses told him that before opening fire the gunman shouted “God is great” in Arabic. Mr. Füllhardt said he could not confirm such reports.
I hate when our troops die, but I especially hate it when they are sitting ducks on the receiving end of a terrorist attacks. These are men who are trained to fight and are committed to battle, and there is something almost insulting when they are attacked on the home bases or on buses in noncombat nations. For a warrior to die like a civilian highlights the enemy’s evil, because it always seeks out soft targets. I know that sounds stupid, ’cause dead is dead. I guess this goes back to the Jewish thing of saying “never again” to the way in which civilians were meekly herded to their deaths. It hits me viscerally.
Hat tip: Jihad Watch
UPDATE: The shooter’s uncle spells it out: Devout Muslim.