UPDATE: Was Germanwings Airbus Co-Pilot a Recent Convert to Islam?

It is looking as though Islamic radicalism had NOTHING to do with the co-pilots actions. Looks like physiological issues to blame for this with no influence from Islam.

…more to come surely…

Breitbart as well is saying that nothing yet is indicating — officially — that Islam played a roll:

The New York Times offers a partial explanation, reporting that Lubitz concealed his medical condition from Germanwings.  A number of medical documents were found in his apartment, including a doctor’s note excusing him from work on the day of the crash, which he obviously did not present to his employers. In fact, the Wall Street Journal says Lubitz tore the sickness notes up. According to the Düsseldorf prosecutor investigating the case, evidence found includes “sickness notes that were torn up, still valid, and that covered the day of the act.”


It would be remiss at this juncture not to mention widespread speculation on the internet that the mystery object was a copy of the Koran. As far as can be determined at the time of this writing, there is no hard evidence to support this theory. There have also been claims that Lubitz’s now-deleted Facebook page included jihadi language, but we should all be aware of the possibility that “screen shots” can be manipulated or fabricated, and it certainly would not be surprising if ISIS enthusiasts began claiming Lubitz as one of their own. The full truth of his background and motivations will likely be revealed over the coming days. Speculation is inevitable, which makes skepticism indispensable.

Western Journalism notes that this [the below] hasn’t yet been confirmed by officials… yet.

This comes via Gateway Pundit:

…A German news website claims Andreas Lubitz was a Muslim convert. Speisa.com reported:

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.

Translation from German:

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.

Pamela Geller grabbed a cached screen shot of the co-pilots FaceBook: