Schlagwort-Archive: shooting

Der Amok-Soldat

von Florian Flade

Im afghanischen Kandahar lief vor einer Woche ein US-Soldat Amok. In einem wahren Blutrausch erschoss der Amerikaner 16 afghanische Zivilisten, darunter neun Kinder. Wer ist der US-Soldat, der in Afghanistan zum Mörder wurde?



Frankfurt Shooter Driven By Hollywood Movie

by Florian Flade

Rape Scene from Movie „Redacted“

On March 1, Arid U. came home from work. Like on any other day, he went into his room, put on his computer and surfed the web. Arid U., a 21 year-old born in Kosovo, was member of a Facebook group spreading Islamic content. On the group´s website, U. told police later, he found a link to a Youtube video showing US soldiers raiding a Muslim family´s house, raping the daughter.

What Arid U. described was a shocking scene that remained in his head for hours. He was not able to get any sleep, U. told police, because of the terrible images. The Youtube video allegedly showed American soldiers entering a house of a Muslim family during nighttime, stealing the family´s belongings. Then the US soldiers raped a young woman or girl.

It was this video that caused Arid u. to seek revenge. He thought about what he could do to cause harm to the Americans. A few months earlier U. had bought a Belgian handgun and ammunition worth a 1,000 EUROs.

The next day, March 2, Arid U. drove to his work place, Frankfurt International Airport. In his bag he carried the gun and 24 bullets.

In the afternoon Arid U. spotted a US soldier dressed in his uniform leaving the terminal. U. followed him. The American went to a bus that was waiting in front of Terminal 2 to pick up US troops coming from  UK to take them Ramstein Airbase from where they were about to leave for Afghanistan.

While the arriving soldiers, all dressed in civilian clothing, entered the bus and took their seats, the American Arid U. had followed was standing outside of the bus smoking a cigarette. U. went up to him, asked him if he had another cigarette. Small-talk began. The young Kosovarian wanted to know: „Are you off to Afghanistan?“ – „We are“, the soldier replied, throwing away his cigarette, stepping into the bus.

Arid U. followed him, took out his gun and shot the soldier in the back of his head twice. Then U. stepped into the bus, screaming „Allahu Akbar“ and shot several other Americans, killing one more soldier and injuring many more.

When his gun failed after his sixth or seventh shot, U. threw it to the ground and ran off into the terminal. He was chased by one of the Americans he had tried to kill and was eventually arrested by German police.

During police interrogation Arid U. claimed he was angry about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. While working at the airport´s postal office he had heard US soldiers talking about what they will do in Iraq or Afghanistan. „Blow the shit out of them“, they allegedly said.

But it was the Youtube video that in the end drove him crazy. He couldn´t bear seeing that scene of the Muslim woman getting raped.

Indeed there is this footage available online, it is a Youtube video containing a scene from a Hollywood movie called „Redacted“. The 2007 movie, based on the true story of a US military unit whose members had raped and killed a Iraqi family in Mahmoudiyah in 2005 was directed by Brian De Palma and was premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2007. It earned a „Silver Lion“ and „stunned the audience“.

Apparently Arid U. saw this Youtube clip showing the rape scene of „Redacted“ and thought it was real footage of an actual rape. Youtube has deleted the video in the meantime. The user who uploaded it used a German title reading „Americans raping our sisters! Wake up Ummah!“.


US Soldiers Killed in Frankfurt Airport Shooting

by Florian Flade

Frankfurt Airport means safety, means home is close and family coming nearer for hundreds of US soldiers coming back from Afghanistan or Iraq who are transferred from the war zones back to the US Military Bases in Germany.

Today death followed US servicemen who had just returned from Afghanistan to the safety of Frankfurt Airport. A 21 year-old man from Kosovo opened fire inside a military bus at Germany´s largest airport, killing two US soldiers and wounding at least two more seriously.

Police have arrested the shooting suspect born and raised in Germany who came from a family of Muslims from the Kosovaren town of Mitrovica. His father was a Imam, the young shooting suspect himself was described as a pious Muslim.  Officials claim the incident is treated as a crime yet terrorism-related motives cannot be ruled out. Witnesses said the shooter was screaming „Allahu akbar!“ before he opened fire but those reports were not confirmed by the police.

According to my sources the Kosovo suspect had links to Islamists in Germany and tried to travel to Afghanistan-Pakistan region but failed. Unconfirmed is the information the man was part of the Frankfurt Salafi community which was faced with police raids last week because of possible terror recruitment.

Several people were investigated including prominent Moroccan preacher Sheikh Abdullatif and Frankfurt University student Haddid N. who had been arrested in Afghanistan by US forces back in January and was released after being held at Bagram Prison. He claimed he never intended to go to a Jihadi terror camp as German authorities suspected.

If today´s shooting indeed has a Jihadi-terrorism background it´s timing is likely connected to news reports of the killing of nine children in Afghan province of Kunar. US military command today confirmed the children were killed by US bombs and gunfire after a US outpost was attacked by insurgents recently. This terrible news might possibly be triggered revenge motivation by the shooter.