Tag Archives: arson

ALABAMA: Landlords Fear Renting New Home To Roy Moore Accuser Whose Home Burned In Arson Fire

The Birmingham News reports: A nationwide GoFundMe drive has neared $150,000 in donations to help Roy Moore accuser Tina Johnson recover from her home’s destruction in a suspicious fire, but Johnson’s gratitude was mixed with continued troubles this weekend. “I just thank everyone all across America from the bottom of my heart,” Johnson said Saturday. “I just cannot give them ...

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SEATTLE: Judge Doubles Requested Sentence, Arsonist Of Gay Nightclub Gets Ten Years In Federal Prison

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: The Seattle man who set fire to a popular Capitol Hill club during a New Year’s celebration was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison – twice as long as the term requested by prosecutors. Facing federal charges in the dangerous but non-injurious blaze, Musab Masmari admitted to starting a fire inside Neighbours Nightclub during the ...

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SEATTLE: Arsonist Of Gay Nightclub May Only Get Five Years In Prison

The man who attempted to murder over 700 LGBT people by setting fire to a packed Seattle nightclub on New Year’s Eve is due to be sentenced today. Under the plea agreement Musab Masmari will serve the mandatory minimum of five years in prison, although the judge in the case could sentence the 31-year-old up to the maximum 20 years ...

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TRAILER: Upstairs Inferno

If you are unfamiliar with the 1973 arson at New Orleans’ UpStairs Lounge, the Wikpedia entry on the crime is a good place to start. Below is the trailer for the coming documentary on the worst mass murder of LGBT people in US history. While you watch, think about how close we came to this in Seattle a few months ...

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SEATTLE: No Hate Crime Or Terrorism Charges In Gay Nightclub Arson

From the Southern Poverty Law Center: The man who tried to kill a crowd of 750 people packed inside a popular Seattle gay bar by setting it afire on New Year’s Eve has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of arson. Despite some evidence that he was motivated by hatred of LGBT people, Musab Mohammad Masmari will not face federal ...

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SEATTLE: Feds Take Over Gay Nightclub Arson Case, Terrorism Charges Possible

The federal government has taken over the case of Musab Masmari, who is accused of setting a fire in a Seattle gay nightclub as more than 700 patrons celebrated on New Year’s Eve. The change in jurisdiction means that terrorism or hate crime charges are more likely. A friend of Musab Musmari’s contacted the FBI in early January to say ...

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REPORT: Accused Seattle Gay Nightclub Arsonist Was “Provoked” By Gay-Baiting

The Seattle man awaiting trial for the New Year’s Eve arson of a crowded gay nightclub may have been provoked by an email which taunted him to have gay sex. Police say the email strengthens the likelihood of hate crime charges. Via local television: KIRO 7 has uncovered new evidence against Musab Masmari, who told a friend about his “distaste ...

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Child Molester Charged With Ten Counts Of Attempted Murder After Setting Fire To Home Because Lesbians Don’t Deserve To Have Children

Miami police have arrested a 74 year-old registered sex offender and charged him with ten counts of attempted murder for trying to burn down the home of a lesbian couple and their eight children. The suspect told police that he is repulsed by the couple and that they don’t deserve to have children. 73-year-old Braulio Valenzuela intended to burn down ...

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Seattle Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Musab Masmari yesterday pleaded not guilty to a single count of arson in the New Year’s Eve fire at a Seattle gay nightclub. Musmari, 30, is being held in the King County Jail. A hearing in the case has been set for March 5th. Musmari was also ordered to have no contact with Neighbours or its employees. A judge had ...

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WASHINGTON: Seattle Gay Nightclub Arson Suspect Allegedly Told Friend “Homosexuals Should Be Exterminated”

According to newly released court documents, Seattle gay nightclub arson suspect Musab Masmari told a friend that “homosexuals should be exterminated.” This is the first evidence yet disclosed as to Masmari’s possible motivation for setting the fire on New Year’s Eve as over 750 patrons celebrated. According to investigative documents filed in King County Superior Court, the 30-year old Masmari ...

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SEATTLE: Editor Of Gay Paper Calls For Attempted Murder Charges In Arson Case

Shaun Knittel, the associate editor of Seattle Gay News, has published a column calling for 750 charges of attempted murder in the case of Musab Masmari [PHOTO], who was fleeing the country on a one-way ticket to Turkey when arrested for the New Year’s Eve arson of a crowded gay nightclub. Masmari is being held on a single charge of ...

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POSTED: Initial Charges Against Seattle Gay Nightclub Arson Suspect

Below is the charging document in the case of Musab Marsmari, who is suspected in the New Year’s Eve arson at the packed Seattle gay nightclub Neighbours.  Details of Masmari’s actions and words in the days between the crime and his Saturday arrest are within. The FBI is investigating the fire as a possible hate crime. You’ll likely need to ...

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$1M Bail Set For Seattle Arson Suspect, FBI Investigating As Possible Hate Crime

Bail has been set at $1M for Musab Masmari, the man suspected of setting a New Year’s Eve fire at a packed Seattle gay nightclub, which the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime. Via Capitol Hill Seattle: Citing the risk of flight and pending outcomes in recent brushes with the law, a King County judge Tuesday set bail ...

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Seattle Arson Suspect Was Headed To Turkey, First Court Appearance Is Today

According to a court document revealed yesterday, the suspect in the New Year’s Eve arson at a packed Seattle gay nightclub was booked for a one-way flight to Turkey when he was arrested on Saturday on his way to the airport. Musab Masmari, 30, is scheduled to make his first court appearance today after a judge yesterday found probable cause ...

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Pam Geller On Seattle Nightclub Arson

“Where are the left wing, the gay and LGBT organizations denouncing the Islamic texts that inspire such mayhem and murder of gays? Where is that fierce gay leadership condemning Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia? Where are those brave activists who rushed to condemn me when I ran an ad campaign highlighting Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia? ...

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BREAKING: Seattle Police Arrest Suspected Arsonist Of Gay Nightclub

Seattle police have arrested the man that some suspect attempted to murder over 750 gay nightclub patrons by setting fire to the packed club moments after midnight on New Year’s Eve. Via Capitol Hill Seattle: Musab Mohamed Masmari, 30, was arrested Saturday morning as police say he was on his way to the airport. Masmari, who has not been charged ...

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Seattle’s Gay Mayor On Nightclub Arson: Let The Police Do Their Job

“Less than an hour after I officially became Seattle’s first gay mayor, there was an arson at Seattle’s oldest gay nightclub with a potential for considerable loss of life. I am not just invested as the chief law enforcement officer of this city in bringing this case to justice, I am personally invested. But we also need to let our ...

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SEATTLE: Possible Break In New Year’s Eve Gay Nightclub Arson Attempt

Multiple news outlets in Seattle are reporting that the suspect in the New Year’s Eve arson attempt at the popular gay nightclub Neighbours might have been identified. Reports conflict on whether the police have named the man as a “person of interest” or if they are just “interested in talking to him.” The man being discussed is well-known to local ...

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More Photos Of Seattle Nightclub Arsonist

Seattle police have released more surveillance photos of the man suspected to have lit the fire at the popular gay nightclub Neighbours on New Year’s Eve. The latest images show the man moving through the crowded bar while carrying a package that presumably held the gasoline used to douse the staircase leading to the second floor where over 700 patrons ...

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SEATTLE: Video Shows Suspicious Man During Gay Nightclub Arson Attempt
UPDATE: Stills From Video Released

A spokesman for Seattle’s Neighbours nightclub says that the police are looking into a “suspicious person” recorded by surveillance cameras shortly before the New Year’s Eve arson attempt. Via television station KING 5: According to Shaun Knittel of Social Outreach Seattle, police are looking closely at surveillance video the club handed over after someone doused the stairs with gasoline and ...

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