Because not to have hired him would have been “Islamophobic.” But was any effort made, however imperfect such an effort would inevitably have been, to determine his sentiments toward the jihad and the kuffar? Any effort at all? Of course not. That, too, would have been “Islamophobic.”
“Airport shooting suspect says he acted alone,” by David Rising and Melissa Eddy for the Associated Press, March 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
FRANKFURT, Germany — The suspect in the slaying of two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport confessed to targeting members of the American military, a top security official said Thursday, in a case that German officials are treating as a possible act of Islamic terrorism.
German federal prosecutors took over the investigation into Wednesday’s shooting, which also injured two airmen, one of them critically. They are working together with U.S. authorities.
Hesse state Interior Minister Boris Rhein told reporters in Wiesbaden that the suspect, identified as a 21-year-old ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, was apparently radicalized over the last few weeks and acted alone, the DAPD news agency reported.
“The suspect is accused of killing two U.S. military personnel and seriously injuring two others,” federal prosecutors said in a statement. “Given the circumstances, there is a suspicion that the act was motivated by Islamism.”
Nonsense! These murders have nothing whatsoever to do with Islamism! After all, not all Islamists are murderers, now, are they? We must not paint all Islamists with a broad brush. The problem isn’t Islamism, it’s Islamismism. How insensitive can you be, AP?
The suspect’s family says he worked at Frankfurt airport and was a devout Muslim, but Rhein said he did not belong to a wider terrorist network or cell. He was taken into custody immediately after the shooting and is to appear later Thursday in federal court….
A devout Muslim, you say? How, then, did he come to misunderstand Islam so spectacularly? What are Islamic groups in Germany doing to make sure that no other young Muslim there misunderstands Islam in the same way?