Another jihad attack, this time against the American military *UPDATED*

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.

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  • Charles Martel

    Everytime I see the words “Allahu akbar” I think of that terrible cartoon strip, “Cathy,” and imagine its crudely drawn character spitting out, “Allahu =ACK= =ACK= =ACK=.”

  • Danny Lemieux

    I suspect that the real story here is what has been happening to Kosovo. There are more and more stories suggesting that it is becoming a radical jihadi outpost and that something very bad is about to happen there.
    Through is an interview with Canada’s top general about Kosovo:


    spitting out, “Allahu =ACK= =ACK= =ACK=
    I believe you’ll have the reaction to drinking camel’s milk.

  • suek

    That “devout muslim” link takes me to a 403 screen – “that page is forbidden”
    Ominous sounding.

  • Libby

    Disgusting! Not one more word about how this is a “Religion of Peace”.

  • suek

    Went through on the second try.  Odd.
    No less ominous though.

  • Michael Adams

    Such a good piece.  You say so very much in  a short space, and speak out so eloquently for ordinary decency. I’m proud to “know” you.

  • Oldflyer

    Without even getting into motive, which seems obvious given the shouted “war cry”, we are already being spun a narrative about a lone wolf.   I commented on another site that I am confident  that Germany has the same ultra-strict gun control laws as the EU as a whole.  So, the question arises, how likely that a 21 year old would have possession of a hand gun without a support system to help him procure it?   Lone wolf?  The next questions are  why would he possess  it; and why would he have it with him at work at the airport?  I don’t believe the lone wolf scenario  for a moment.

  • Ymarsakar

    More gun control is the obvious solution. If it can protect Americans overseas, surely it will protect them here. Right?


    To hell with the ‘lone wolf’ theory -it’s a pack of wolves all drinking from the same islamic watering  hole.

  • Libby

    The ‘lone wolf’ theory only works if you don’t look into who he spent time with (family and friends), which mosque he attended, recent vacations to the middle east, etc.. There’s usually links back to a radical imam, a trip to Yemen, a propensity to visit pro jihad web sites and so on.
    So what I want to know is: will we see any of this information or will the press hide it to protect us from reaching any uncomfortable conclusions?