Gunman Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Kills 2 US Airmen in Germany
Obama Says U.S. Will Spare No Efforts in Investigating Killings
March 2, 2011A gunman shouting "Allahu Akbar" opened fire on a bus carrying U.S. airmen in Frankfurt, Germany, killing two and wounding two others before his gun jammed and he was subdued, officials said.
An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo was taken into custody and the FBI was heading an investigation because U.S. citizens were killed and to determine whether the shooting was an act of terrorism.
President Obama made an unscheduled appearance to say, "I am saddened and I am outraged by this attack" and U.S. investigators would work with German authorities and "spare no effort" to ensure that "all of the perpetrators are brought to justice."
He added that the killings were a "stark reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices" of American servicemembers.
Sources told ABC News that the victims were on a bus at Frankfurt airport. The bus was marked United States Air Force and was carrying 13 or 14 people, plus the driver. U.S. intelligence is trying to determine whether the shooting occurred while the gunman was on the bus or while he was trying to board the bus.
When he opened fire, the gunman, identified as a long-term resident of Germany, shouted "Allahu Akbar," according to sources. He fired nine times, killling two and critically wounding two others before the gun jammed and he was subdued by other passengers. While being wrestled into submission, the suspect shouted either "Jihad Jihad" or "Allahu Akbar," sources said.
Let's see in this report from ABC News we have the president talking about the perpetrator, and the news media talking about a gunman and suspect. Hey, how about when the sicko is shouting Allahu Akbar, doesn't that give you a little clue this might be a Muslim terrorist. Sorry to offend you Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.