Tag Archives: Seattle

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: Man Arrested For Facebook Death Threats Against Gay Mayor

Local police have arrested a man for posting death threats to the Facebook page of Seattle’s openly gay mayor, Ed Murray. Mitchell Munro Taylor of Seattle was arrested Thursday night, two days after Mayor Ed Murray’s staff found more than 20 threatening, anti-gay postings from the man’s account on Murray’s Facebook page, court documents said. One post said “Mayor, meet …

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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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Seattle Nightclub To Stage NYE Redux

Seattle’s gay nightclub Neighbours is inviting patrons back to finish the New Year’s Eve party that was interrupted by an arsonist. From their Facebook page: The staff and management at Neighbours Seattle would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that has been so understanding and supportive over the past few days; it was because of that support and outpouring …

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SEATTLE: Two US Soldiers Credited For Dousing Arson Attempt At Gay Nightclub

Seattle’s KIRO-TV reports: In the first few seconds after the fire roared up the back stairway of Neighbours nightclub in Seattle, US Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Bostick [ABOVE] was one of a few New Year’s Eve revelers who reacted immediately. “I’m embarrassed to say, my first move was to go after it with cups of water. Then I quickly realized, …

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SEATTLE: Gas Container Found At Scene Of Attempted Arson At Gay Nightclub

An update on yesterday’s story.

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SEATTLE: New Year’s Eve Arson Attempt At Packed Gay Nightclub

Seattle’s Fox affiliate reports: Police are searching for an attempted arsonist who allegedly poured gasoline on a carpeted stairway leading to the second level of Neighbours Nightclub and trying to set it on fire. Seattle police said an attempted arsonist poured the gas in the stairway just after midnight New Year’s Day. The arsonist lit the gas and left, police …

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Headline Of The Day

The protest spread via Twitter to another Catholic high school nearby, where students also staged a sit-in. More encouraging photos are at Buzzfeed.

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Pam Geller Is Very Upset About New Campaign From “Seattle’s Jew-Haters”

Shrieking harpy Pam Geller is battling yet another transit agency. The Jew-haters are at it again. The relentless Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) has launched another vicious Goebbels-style blood libel against the Jews in Seattle. Yes, this is Seattle where we are moving forward with our lawsuit against Seattle transit for their refusal to run our FBI Global Faces of …

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Seattle Elects Gay Mayor

Openly gay state Sen. Ed Murray was elected mayor of Seattle yesterday. State Sen. Ed Murray’s promise of a more collaborative leadership style carried him to victory Tuesday night, as voters signaled they were fed up with four years of Mayor Mike McGinn’s political brawls. Murray grabbed a commanding 56 percent of the votes counted on election night, compared with …

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Fort Lauderdale Tops Gay Couples Data

Via Huffington Post: Recently released data from the U.S. Census revealed which cities have the highest concentration of same-sex couple households in the country. The surprisingly frontrunner? Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where same-sex couples make up a whopping 2.8 percent of total households. The Florida beach town has long been a destination for the vacationing LGBT community and is home to …

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SEATTLE: Russian Official Pissed That Mayor Attended Protest At Consulate

Two weeks ago hundreds of activists including Dan Savage staged a protest in front of the Russian consulate in Seattle. (Slideshow here.) Also in attendance was Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (above) and his Democrat mayoral opponent, openly gay state Sen. Ed Murray.  Dominick Holden reports on the fallout: One of four Russian consul generals living in the United States sent …

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