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This article will list the facts and the latest unfounded rumors about Andreas Lubitz’ motive for crashing flight 9525 into the Alps with 149 innocent people on board.
First, the facts, according to the mainstream media.
Police found something significant in Lubitz apartment but it’s not a suicide note.
Officials say that no political or religious motive has been found as yet.
Lubitz spent at least one-and-a-half years in treatment for depression. His training was interrupted multiple times for “severe depressive issues” and he was “not suitable for flying” in 2009. He was later cleared to fly.
He was in the middle or the end of a love-split with his fiancé at the time of his death. He was supposedly broken-hearted.
As an aside, one of the things that confuses me is why news reports keep repeating that he “wanted to destroy the plane?” How irrelevant is that when he snuffed out 149 lives plus his own? What’s up with that?
Those are facts as we know them at 07:00 EST Friday.
The rest are not facts. They could be right and they could be wrong, more likely wrong than right since there are no facts listed and all facts available indicate that he was a mass murdering psychopath.
Yesterday I came across a number of Facebook pages referencing the co-pilot of Flight 9525, Andreas Lubitz, and one of them was supposedly from the Islamic State praising him for his actions. Any sick person could have put it up for a whole host of reasons. Even if IS did, they lie.
A website, Roman Catholic Imperialist.blogspot.com, claimed he was a convert who committed jihad. The evidence or rather, lack of it so far, was this:
It was said that Lubitz had a Muslim girlfriend. It is unclear if she was still dating Lubitz at the time of the crash. It is unclear if he met the woman through his Muslims friends.
One said that Lubitz had broken off the relationship after he pledged to commit Jihad for Allah. [News media are reporting that he just split up with his girlfriend. They were supposed to marry next year.]
We do know that Lubitz trained at the Lufthansa Flight Training School in Bremen, Germany.
Bremen is home to the Mosque Masjidu-l-Furqan Mosque:
This Mosque was raided by the police in December 2014
BERLIN, Dec 5 (KUNA) — German authorities have closed a mosque in the northern city of Bremen, after it was accused of encouraging youth to join the extremist Islamic State group (known as ISIL), which is carrying out violent killings across Syria and Iraq.
In unprecedented circumstances, more than 100 German police personnel carried out a search of Masjidu-l-Furqan and its accompanying cultural office, which had both been under police radar since 2007.
Other evidence was that the raid and closure of the mosque set him off but there is no evidence listed.
The article refers back to his break in training six years ago as a time when he could have converted to Islam though reports are Lubitz was depressed. This article quotes his friends as saying he was not depressed and he was happy at the time of his death.
The post also refers to the mysterious and significant object police find.
This article does not include links but it appears to have come from a website, michael-mannheiimer.net. The stories are almost identical. It’s hard to read the Mannheimer site because it’s getting such heavy traffic. Mannheimer is a writer for German-PI (Politically Incorrect) which is a right-wing blog.
Spiesa.com posted part of the story by Mannheimer and included a link to his website [On Facebook, they describe themselves as: Your daily dose of news, amazing, fantastic, strange, funny, or sad, because you are just like us.].
This is what they posted (translated by google):
According to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News, Germany now has its own 9/11, thanks to the convert to Islam, Andreas Lubitz.
The Daily Mail today writes:
Police investigating the Germanwings crash said tonight they had made a ‘significant discovery’ at the home.
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.
Converts are the most important weapon of Islam. Because their resume do not suggests that they often are particularly violent Muslims. Thus Germany now has its own 9/11, but in a reduced form. And so it is clear that Islam is a terrorist organization that are in accordance with §129a of the Criminal Code to prohibit it and to investigate its followers. But nothing will happen. One can bet that the apologists (media, politics, “Islamic Scholars”) will agree to assign this an act of a “mentally unstable” man, and you can bet that now, once again the mantra of how supposedly peaceful Islam is will continue. And worse still, the attacks by the left against those who have always warned against Islam, will be angrier and merciless.
For now the German Islam supporters like never before have their backs against the wall.
Michael Mannheimer, 26.3.2015
Mannheimer says that all evidence indicates Lebitz converted to Islam during his leave six year ago but if that is so, why doesn’t he produce the evidence or even state what that evidence is?
The search is now on for the girlfriend.
Supposedly, Lebitz is tied to a Muslim Facebook page, but that only comes from a commenter on the spiesa.com article. All others who have seen the Lebitz Facebook page have not mentioned any link to Islam.
Find articles by writer Mannheimer at The Gates of Vienna. They are right-wing and anti-Muslim.
So far, however, the only facts we have point to him being a homicidal maniac with a history of depression who was upset over his breakup with his girlfriend or he was sick.
Updates in bold: 03/27/15: 11:30EST: Lubitz’ U.S. FAA license, according to The Independent UK, required him to have regular physical and mental tests. The doctors’ notes – slashed notes by some accounts – stated that he was “unfit for work”. That being the case, the doctors’ decision might have been the trigger. If so, we need to know why the airline wasn’t notified. The hospital where he was being treated said he was not being treated for depression.
The notes were found at his home in Dusseldorf and indicated that he was “unfit for work” according to CNN and the German prosecutor (Krumpf).
The notes were for “an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment”, according to France 24.
According to German daily Bild, Lubitz had been the recipient of a “specific and regular medical treatment” ever since his bout of depression in 2009.
He was on medication for an illness at the time of his death according to Fox News.
Lubitz hid the note(s).
Why the note(s) didn’t go directly to the airline is unknown at this time and it is not known what the illness was.
The Federal Aviation Office contained an “sic” note, a code The Guardian says was also on his pilot’s license. The code allegedly meant he needed “specific regular medical examination” which could refer to either a physical or mental condition.
He was also issued a third-class medical certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The certificate, according to The Independent UK, is only issued to pilots who have been cleared of psychological problems including psychosis, bipolar disorder, and personality disorder that would make “the person unable to safely perform the duties or exercise the privileges” of a pilot’s license.
Update:04/02/15: Lubitz was on sleep mediation and psychotropic drugs. He googled methods of suicide.
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