So says ABC News, which so far is one of the few mainstream media outlets even to deign to inform its readers that the murderer shouted anything at all.
“Gunman Shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ Kills 2 US Airmen in Germany,” by Luis Martinez and Richard Esposito for ABC News, March 2 (thanks to Ravi):
A gunman shouting “Allah 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.
It is not clear even what they mean by that at this point. What actually would constitute a terrorist attack? Would the murderer have to announce that he was about to carry out a terrorist attack before he started shooting? Would he have to be carrying an al-Qaeda membership card?
In reality, he cried, “Allahu akbar” and possibly “Jihad, jihad.” It was a jihad attack. But of course we are not defending ourselves against the global jihad, so that is a point of no significance.
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 gunman boarded a shuttle bus at the Frankfurt airport. The bus was marked United States Air Force and was carrying 13 or 14 people, plus the driver.
When he opened fire, the gunman shouted “Allah 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 “Allah Akbar,” sources said….
The gunman was identifed by sources to ABC News as Arif Uka, a Kosovo citizen from the northern town of Mitrovica….