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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 12:21 PM
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Seattle Muslim shoots 6 (one fatally) at Jewish Centre
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=2e481a8d-ff6c-4284-bbad-4ce81ecd5831

Seattle Muslim shoots 6 at Jewish Centre
Published: Saturday, July 29, 2006
SEATTLE -- Six people were shot -- one fatally -- Friday afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle by a man who told a witness he was upset about "what was going on in Israel."<snip>

"We believe it's a lone individual acting out his antagonism," said David Gomez, who heads the FBI's counterterrorism efforts in Seattle.<snip>

The gunman forced his way through the security door at the federation after an employee had punched in her security code, Marla Meislin-Dietrich, a database coordinator for the center, told The Associated Press. "He said 'I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel,' before opening fire on everyone," Meislin-Dietrich said. "He was randomly shooting at everyone."<snip>

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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 12:30 PM
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1. Please note, that all his "victims" were women.... /eom
TC
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 12:43 PM
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2. While this terrible incident happened in Seattle, there is no
indication that Mr. Haq lived here. He was from the Tri-Cities area of Washington and lived recently in Everett, about 26 miles north of Seattle.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 01:06 PM
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3. Hey, our DC muslim snipers were from up there. WTF is up with
you folks?
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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 02:22 PM
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8. SAD
seasonal affective disorder

although it's been sunny as heck here recently

we blame everything on SAD

serial killers?

SAD

suicides?

SAD

lack of decent clam chowder

SAD!!!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 01:14 PM
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4. I wish they would start portraying him as a something else
not just a muslim as this might stir up anti-muslim stuff again also. Muslim he was, but I am sure he was more than that also. No more hate crimes.
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RSMS9999 Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 01:37 PM
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5. sorry he is portrayed as a muslim
when he is
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 01:43 PM
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6. You missed my point.
He is a Muslim, but he is also an American, a man, a murderer. I see this as the 1st in anti-Jewish hate crimes, followed again by anti-Muslim hate crimes, confused into it comes anti-well I thought you might be jewish or arabic hate crimes. We don't need to fan the "us vs them" any more than it is already being fanned.
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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 02:26 PM
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10. it is NOT the first
do u recall the incident at LAX with the EL AL desk?

try google

hth


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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 02:41 PM
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11. of course not 1st ever anti-semitic crime. Jeesh.
oh wait, it is sgxnk again, picking at a piece of the message and missing the message. Hi sgxnk.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 04:26 PM
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13. followup from Muslim community leader
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003160600_muslim29m.html
Local Muslims condemn "heinous act"

As news spread that the gunman at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle said he was a Muslim American angry at Israel, local Muslims condemned the violence.

They also feared the act could lead to a violent backlash against Muslims.

"Everyone's talking about it. Everyone's upset about it," said Ann El-Moslimany, a community leader. "They're upset that somebody was killed and others wounded...(more@link)
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The Deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 02:08 PM
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7. His religion is NOT an issue
as Islam does not condone the killing of innocents any more than does any other major religion. The quoting of what he said should be balanced (in the story) by someone pointing this out. If I burst into a cathedral, shot 6 people while declaring "I am a Protestant-American" you can be damn sure the bulk of the news story would be about how I was insane & violence against Catholics had nothing to do with Protestantism.
Yes, I intentionally used a case where religious intolerance between the two groups caused millions of deaths - to show that once passions cooled good people returned to true religious principles.
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sgxnk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 02:24 PM
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9. his religion IS an issue
when he proclaims he is doing this act AS A MUSLIM

and considering all the other issues surrounding muslim terrorists (a tiny subset of muslims of course)

if he had said

"i'm a christian"

"i'm an aryan"

or

WHATEVER

before attacking a jewish center, it would be just as relevant

for pete's sake

PC madness
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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:39 PM
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14. and if he had said ...

... I ATE A McDONALDS HAMBURGER FOR LUNCH!

then the media would be all over McDonalds ... because what people say they ate for lunch is always relevant to what they do 3 hours later, and what people who kill other people ate for lunch is always relevant to what they did.

My some people are gullible. Or ... whatever.

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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-29-06 02:50 PM
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12. The guy was mentally ill--
that explains much more about what he did. He had a bizarre indecent exposure incident that had not been completely through the court system--though it is unlikely the court would have figured out exactly how screwed up he was. He had been complaining about not having a girl friend. He apparently was bipolar, but I haven't seen anything about whether he was off his meds recently.
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