Skip to comments.A 'Normal' Life That Vanished in a Terrorist Attack / Arid Uka
Posted on 03/08/2011 6:16:04 AM PST by Ravnagora
FRANKFURT To hear family, friends and neighbors tell it, Arid Uka was a model youth: never involved in violence, or in trouble with the police, unlike many other young men in his predominantly immigrant neighborhood in Frankfurt.
Mr. Uka, 21, they said, was calm and quiet. In 2005, he and some classmates won a government prize for a school project on how to prevent violence in society and posed proudly with Gerhard Schröder, then chancellor of Germany. The young man from Kosovo helped his mother at home, cleaned floors, took out the trash and even gave her half his salary for the pilgrimage to Mecca.
He was a devout Muslim who prayed five times a day, but also liked to play video games on a PlayStation and watch The Simpsons with his brothers, 27 and 12.
He was always thinking about others first and then about himself, said his mother, Fevzije, 53. According to her, he wanted to become an engineer, have a family and live a normal life.
But last Wednesday, that vision of normal life vanished. German security officials say Mr. Uka perpetrated the first terrorist attack on German soil since Sept. 11, 2001, killing two American airmen and wounding two other men in anger at the U.S. deployment in Afghanistan. One of the dead, as well as the two injured, were members of a security team en route to Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Air Force. The other man killed was stationed at Ramstein Air Base and was the driver of the bus.
Mr. Ukas 27-year-old brother, Hastrid, said his brother had never shown hatred toward anyone. The two brothers arrived with their mother in Germany when Arid was four years old; their grandfather was an imam in their native Kosovo...
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Islam is to peace as Arid Uka is to normal.
It’s shocking that a grandson of an Imam would do this.
Are Imams Amish?
Pray to Islam = License to Kill innocents.
Oh it’s obviously all the fault of the bad bad Americans that this paragon was corrupted into murder.............
Yes, its no wonder Obama hates our national anthem, the war mongers that we are... This poor kid was driven to hate us.
Sadly, my tears are not being jerked for this poor misguided yoot
However my heart breaks for the families of the two US airmen killed curbside at an aiport millions of us have transited
Thank God for saving one hero (when gun jammed) and giving him the strength to chase this monster down and tackle him
“He was a devout Muslim who prayed five times a day,...”
If he is a Five Time A Dayer means he’s definitely down with the jihad/struggle. Jihad can be done by an individual Muzzle or in a group.
Right. Your post has a serious side to it, too. If you were to do psychological profiles of young adult males from all walks of life all over the world, you would probably find some startling similarities between a young black or Hispanic criminal in a typical U.S. city, a wealthy white suburban loser like those Columbine killers, and some dysfunctional @sshole from Kosovo or the Middle East who sees radical Islam as a meaningful outlet for a life that has no purpose.
Two Americans murdered. So naturally, THE SLIMES tries to humanize their killer. Ernie Pyle weeps.
If Sudden Jihad Syndrome can strike out of nowhere with no earlier symptoms noticeable by friends or family and no young Muslim is immune, then the logical conclusion is that none of us are safe as long as any Muslim is in our midst.
This IS is the logical conclusion of believing this sympathetic BS spin. Yet if you reach this conclusion, then you'll be accused of "Islamophobia", "bigotry", racism", etc.
So in other words, if you believe in the Sudden Jihad Syndrome that they are trying to sell you on and think about it for more than a moment to discover what it means, then you'll get kicked in the head for your conclusions by the very people who are trying to convince you that it exists. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
I thought it was spelled “yute?”