Frankfurt airport shooter shouted ‘Allahu akhbar’ before opening fireMarch 4th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Frankfurt (Germany), Mar. 4 (ANI): The man arrested for shooting dead two US servicemen at Frankfurt Airport earlier this week, screamed “Allahu akhbar” before opening fire, German police has revealed. Witnesses heard 21-year-old Arif Uka make the cry “God is the greatest” in English as he launched Wednesday’s attack on a busload of US military personnel, increasing the likelihood that it was motivated by radical Islamist beliefs, The Telegraph reports.
“The suspect is accused of killing two U.S. military personnel and seriously injuring two others,” said federal prosecutors, who handle terrorism cases, in a statement.
The statement further said: “Given the circumstances, there is a suspicion that the act was motivated by Islamism.”
Boris Rhein, interior minister for Hesse state, said that the suspect, an Albanian Muslim from Kosovo, had apparently been radicalised in the last few weeks and had acted alone.
Investigators also revealed that the suspect’s Facebook page made clear his strong Islamic beliefs.
The page contained alleged links to a jihadist war song and described non-Muslims as “miserable infidels”.
The increasing possibility that the attack was a planned act of terrorism appears to have quashed an earlier theory that the shooting was the result of an argument. (ANI)
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