Did Clip from De Palma’s “Redacted” Lead Frankfurt Shooter to Kill?

Posted by John Rosenthal

Arid Uka, who shot and killed two American servicemen at Frankfurt Airport on Wednesday, has told German police that he was motivated in part by a video that he saw showing American soldiers “plundering a house and raping a girl” in Afghanistan. According to Germany’s deputy Attorney General Rainer Griesbaum, Uka is supposed to have viewed the video on YouTube.

An Islamist propaganda video roughly matching Uka’s description is to be found on YouTube. It was uploaded onto a German-language YouTube page in November 2010. But the images used in the video in fact come from Brian De Palma’s 2007 “documentary-style” fictional anti-Iraq War film “Redacted.”

For the details, see my new article on Pajamas Media here.

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