I’m usually an eager relayer of well-founded theories and clues which help get the truth out when politically-correct authorities try to hide or minimize the Islamic identity of jihad attackers, but in the case of Andreas Lubitz I must firmly state that so far (as of 3:00 am EST, U.S.), people are posting only completely unsubstantiated, non-credible reports that he was a convert to Islam.
In the early absence of much solid information about the 28-year-old pilot’s personal life the internet is, of course, going wild with speculation about Lubitz’ motives for deliberately crashing the plane full of innocent people into a mountain, and stories about him supposedly joining “the religion of peace” before doing it as an act of jihad are swirling around.
The people making such claims — if there was really anything to them — would be putting all sorts of verifiable specifics (or at least one or two checkable sources/facts) into their blog posts and articles to back up such an important allegation. However, they aren’t, so the fact is that they’re just trolls stirring up hysteria in order to generate traffic to their websites.
I believe it’s possible that Lubitz was a Muslim convert, but so far nothing credible has been made public to support that angle.
Certain internet posts in particular have gone viral, stating as if it’s fact that Lubitz converted to Islam. One of them, an article from a highly dubious German “news” website, has been translated into English and spread by The Gateway Pundit blog. The article’s headline bluntly states: The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus was a convert to Islam. In it, the writer says “All evidence indicates” that Lubitz’ conversion to Islam took place during his unexpected 6-month hiatus from pilot training (reported elsewhere as due to depression and “burnout”), and that he “was staying often” at a radical mosque in Bremen, Germany, where his flight school was located.
None of those claims are attributed to any source whatsoever; not even anyone described as “wishing to remain anonymous” is cited.
Another blog, St Thomas Aquinas Versus NASA, flatly declares in its headline: Muslim Convert Co-Pilot Andreas Gunter Lubitz Committed Jihad. In that post, without naming a single source, the writer states:
“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 her through his Muslims(sic) friends.”
The blogger in question goes on to insist, without any verifiable support whatsoever, that he or she knows that Lubitz converted to Islam during his break from pilot training in Bremen.
As most readers are already aware, actual Islamic jihadists have wasted no time jubilantly claiming Lubitz as one of their own, creating social media pages heralding Lubitz as a hero for Islam, and celebrating the murders of so many innocent passengers and crew on behalf of their systematic Mohammedan terror reign.
For me, the most compelling information so far related to Lubitz’ possible motives has to do with the long, unplanned break in his pilot training, reported widely as being due to depression and burnout, and the revelation from police saying they had made a “significant discovery” of something — “not a suicide note” — inside his apartment, something which “may be a clue” to what happened to the doomed jet, and which has been “sent for tests.”
We can be certain that a tsunami of fresh information is about to break out all over the media and internet about the details of Andreas Lubitz’ personal life, and about the facts and circumstances leading up to his dastardly, murderous act. We can be just as certain that not all of it will be reliable.
I’m literally on the edge of my seat typing this, waiting, just like you are if you read this far.
About one thing I’m extremely confident, and in contrary to politically-correct sources: If it turns out that Andreas Lubitz was a Muslim convert, you can bet your last Euro it had to do with what he did.