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July 29, 2006

Six Shot At Seattle Jewish Federation (Stickier than Michael)

***Even more Updates by DDG (John) after the bump

Any guesses?

Six people were shot - one fatally - this 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."

And by "what was going on in Israel," of course he meant the proliferation of underground canasta clubs.


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

And the Jeep Jihadi was just a lone individual testing out his four-wheel drive.

Authorities did not release any details about the alleged gunman and would not discuss possible motives.

The lack of details about the gunman and the refusal to discuss possible motives tells us all the details about the gunman and all the possible motives.

So I appreciate the candor.

"There's nothing to indicate that it's terrorism related," Gomez said.

Nah, except, you know, the actual terrorism of the act.

Well, I'm stumped. I guess it's just one of those mysteries that can never be really solved.

PS: They were all women, and one was pregnant.

This word "Holy Warrior" you keep using. I donnah think it means what you think it means.

And Speaking Of Lone Individuals Acting Out Their Antagonisms... Cynthia McKinney down by 25 points in new poll.

Logic Quotient Update: Sobek's previous post about this lacks all logic, as he should have deduced that, given my preference for old stories, I'd be covering this eight hours later.

Again, people: logic. Look into it. Occam's Razor. Set theory. Stuff like that.

Update: --DDG

From AP

One of the victims died at the scene and five others were hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center, Kerlikowske said. ... Three of the injured women, who had been shot in the abdomen, were upgraded from critical to serious condition Saturday morning, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg-Hanson said. Two others were in satisfactory condition: a 37-year-old woman, five months pregnant, who had been shot in the forearm; and another woman who was shot in the knee.

Once again, the best thing about the world menace of Militant Fundamentalist Islamists is that the "front line troops" seem to be retards. It's like fighting the Apple Dumplin' Gang.

Update 2: --DDG
Andrew McCarthy at NRO has this analysis

A Muslim man walks into not just any building in Seattle β€” not even just any identifiably Jewish location in Seattle β€” but into the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, whose mission since 1926, according to the website it maintains, is to "ensure Jewish survival and to enhance the quality of Jewish life locally, in Israel and worldwide."

The Muslim man has obviously not only carefully chosen the target but cased the place. There's a security system, so he waits until someone attached to the Federation enters using her access code, then he pounces, forcing his way through the open door. He brandishes a large caliber, semi-automatic handgun. He announces that he's a Muslim angry at Israel. Then he randomly, wantonly opens fire β€” shooting six women, one of whom is pregnant, one of whom is killed.

So what happens? The police don't even want to admit that he's Muslim.

I'm making this sticky because a) It's in my backyard, and b) It's the Saturday for coping in Seattle. Time to cope folks.

More Andrew:

This is militant Islam in action, but we don't want to think or talk about Islam, so we'll pretend that the fact he's a Muslim is irrelevant ("terrorists come in all shapes and sizes" is the official PC postion of government), and if we can't attach a known group to the shooter we'll close our eyes to the fact that he might have reason the understand that his religion impelled him to act.

Seattle: Where the logic quotient of local law enforcement is .03453, but only because they still holster their pieces with the barrel facing down.

Update 3: --DDG
There's more. From the Seattle Times:


Haq had been charged with misdemeanor lewd conduct in Benton County for allegedly exposing himself in a public place in Kennewick, Stephenson said. He declined to elaborate. The charge is punishable by up to a year in jail.

The case had been scheduled to go to trial in Benton County District Court on Thursday, but was postponed....Asked if Haq had any mental-health issues, Stephenson said he couldn't comment. "I'm really not OK to discuss that," he said.

Haq's father, Mian A. Haq, was a founding member of the Islamic Centre of Tri-Cities in Richland, said center member Youseff Shehadeh. He described the younger Haq as a loner who attended holidays at the center but was barely involved in recent years.

It's like fire to gasoline.

Naveed Haq lived in an apartment building at 2924 Nassau St. in Everett until about two weeks ago, when he abruptly left, said tenant Chris Richey. The landlady told Richey that Haq was heading to Pakistan. Richie often talked with Haq about guns and politics, though little stuck out. Richey said Haq didn't like President Bush.

Finally, this bit:

Robert Jacobs, the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, issued a recommendation to every Jewish institution, synagogue and temple that they get their people out of their buildings "until we find out if it's a lone incident."...Kerlikowske said extra officers would be posted at temples, synagogues and mosques in the area even though Seattle police and the FBI believe the shooter acted alone.

This word "alone" - I do not think it means what you think it means. Suicide bombers act alone, if by alone, you mean that rarely are their brethren holding their hands when they detonate. But only people with a logic quotient less than .05 buy the "alone-ness" of most suicide bombers.

Son of Sam: Alone
Chris Klein: Alone
Radical, Militant Islamists who listen to Imams inciting them to acts of violence: Not alone.

Update 4: -DDG
Hugh Hewitt has a huge host of Haq history and horation. I made the last word up. This is a great wrap up of the "look away, move along, nothing to see here" mentality of the MSM when it comes to murderous Muslims.

There is also a continuum in the amount of organization that surrounds a terrorist, and those with the most organization are state actors, like Lenin and Saddam. The 19 of 9/11 had a lot of organization, and the London bombers of 7/11/05 had enough to kill scores. We don't know if Haq had any, or even if there were people in his life suspicious of his direction who did not act on it. We don't know if there was a particular "trigger" or a long thought out plan. If Haq acted alone there will be a temptation to again declare "lone whacko" and leave it at that. Mistake number two.

Cold-blooded killers working in a highly organized network are much more of a threat than voice-hearing lone whackos. But as yesterday proved, the latter can savage a small group and through them a community and a country. It isn't enough for the vaunted MSM to declare "lone whacko" and move back to the churlishness of the Israelis.

I'm sure that a lawyer will have an opinion on this, but it seems to me that a religion that claims your actions in the name of its god, and encourages those actions to be of a violent nature, and elicits emotionalism and defends acts of violence in pursuit of politico-religious aims is at least complicit. This isn't Judas Priest providing a dark sound scape against which troubled youths hang themselves. This is a deliberate and consistent encouragement of anti-societal megalomania by a group of people with political agendas.

Imagine if Tyler Durden said, "You're only a special snowflake if you kill 10 infidels." He wouldn't be a whacky anarchist, he'd be an Imam.

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