Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit writes, March 26, 2015, that according to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News, Andreas Lubitz — the co-pilot who deliberately crashed Germanwing Flight 9525 into the French Alps, killing all 150 on board — was a Muslim convert.
Speisa.com provided this translation from German into English of Mannheimer’s article:
All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he – as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York – received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.
For now the German Islam supporters like never before have their backs against the wall.
Michael Mannheimer, 26.3.2015
Additionally, somebody created a Facebook page, titled “Support for Andreas Lubitz, hero of the Islamic State.” The page was quickly taken down, but not before Pamela Geller managed to capture a screengrab of the page before it was removed. See below:
A close friend of Andreas Lubitz says he was mentally unstable, whatever that means
You should know that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has a “two person” rule for airlines that at any time while the plane is aloft, there must be at least two crew members in the cockpit. If, say, one of the two pilots leaves the cockpit, a cabin steward must accompany the remaining pilot in the cockpit.
Europe and other countries do not have this rule. After the Germanwings Airbus crash, in which the captain had exited the cockpit, only to discover that co-pilot Lubitz locked himself in and refused to let the captain back into the cockpit. We know the tragic rest of the story.
Happily, other countries’ airlines are now rushing to adopt the “two-person cockpit” rule, which means at least something good has come out of the Germanwings tragedy.
Dr. Eowyn’s post originally appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.