Local Muslim reaction to attack on US Airmen in Germany

Shreveport-Bossier, LA(KSLA)- German prosecutors say the man suspected of opening fire on US Forces in Frankfurt has confessed that it was a targeted attack on the American Military.

A police convoy brought the suspect to court identified as Arid Uka, a 21 year old Kosovo National, who told German authorities his aim was to kill US military members. He also says he acted alone.

Authorities say Uka opened fire on this US Airforce bus at Frankfurt International Airport on Wednesday killing two US Airmen.

Back here at home, Muslim Americans also have strong reactions to the so called Islamic terrorist from the attack in Germany.

The local Islamic Community in Shreveport-Bossier City hopes Americans don't assume that all Muslims are violent.

The Vice President of the local Islamic Association Khurshid Khan strongly denounced the attack, and said that the act that was committed against the US Airmen in Germany doesn't represent the religion.

"There are good people and bad people in every religion, every country, every nation and this is what happens when one person does something, Islam gets the blame," says Khan.

Khan is a US Military Veteran who urges other Americans to learn more about the Islamic faith to undo what he calls many of the misperceptions that people have about Muslims.

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