FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - A 21-year-old Kosovo Albanian says he killed two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport on March 2 and wounded two others, but insists he doesn't understand why he committed the crime.
In an emotional confession to the court as his murder trial began Wednesday, Arid Uka said he had become increasingly radicalized by jihad videos online before the shooting.
He told the court that "what I did was wrong, but I cannot undo what I did."
He says that a video purporting to show American servicemen raping a Muslim girl had prompted him to try and stop other American soldiers from getting to Afghanistan.
The video turned out to be from a Hollywood anti-war film.
He says :"I thought what I saw in that video, these people would do in Afghanistan."