TTAG has taken the Obama administration and the U.S. Army to task for its disgraceful decision not to call the Fort Hood shooter a Muslim terrorist. Here’s another, less well known example of the “lone wolf-i-zation” of a Muslim terrorist who murdered American soldiers, via stripes.com. “Arid Uka [above, right] is charged with two counts of murder in the killing of Senior Airman Nicolas Alden, 25, and Airman 1st Class Zachary Cuddeback, 21. He is also charged with three counts of attempted murder. Two other airmen, Staff Sgt. Kristoffer Schneider and Senior Airman Edgar Veguilla, were wounded. Prosecutors say the gun jammed when Uka aimed it at a third airman.” Here’s why Uka’s gun jammed, sparing the lives of other American soldiers . . .
The crime lab report said the bullets used in the shooting came from all over: the U.S., Brazil, the Czech Republic and Italy.
“That’s why the gun jammed,” Jens Joerg Hoffmann, Uka’s defense lawyer, said after the hearing . . .
As for the Muslim angle . . .
During his first court appearance in August, Uka confessed to the killings and said he was influenced by jihadist propaganda on the Internet.
He said he wanted to prevent American service members from going to Afghanistan, where he said he believed they would rape Muslim girls . . .
German authorities say Uka acted alone.
Sure. Absolutely. No contacts with the Muslim community. Just a jihadist yutz alone in his room, watching Internet terrorist porn, who decides to buy a gun and kill Americans. No man is an island—but this one was. And The New York Times‘ report at the time was wrong.
A German security official who is involved in the investigation but not authorized to speak about it said that Arid Uka had been friends with men known for their radical interpretation of Islam.
Here’s another question: why were our troops unarmed / unprotected during transport?