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Intifada in Seattle

Intifada in Seattle

By: Magnolia Tribune - July 29, 2006

For anyone who’s unclear on the concept, this is a Bad Guy:

At least five people were shot – one fatally – this afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle by a man a witness said was upset about “what was going on in Israel.”

Police spokesman Rich Pruitt said there was one shooter, who was apprehended without incident outside the Jewish Federation Building located on the corner of Third Avenue and Virginia Street. Pruitt said there were at least two victims on the third floor of the building.

Police got reports of shots fired shortly before 4 p.m.

Early reports were that the victims were shot in the stomach.

The alleged shooter was taken away in a patrol car after being handcuffed on the sidewalk outside the building. Pruitt could not immediately say what motive the alleged gunman had.

One witness, who declined to give her name, said a man walked into the Jewish Federation building with a gun, said he was upset about what was going on in Israel, then opened fire. After the shootings, the man said to call 911, the witness said. The witness said the man identified himself as an American Muslim.

Not “Ahab.” Not “some guy’s jilted boyfriend or estranged husband.”

An “American Muslim.”

Let’s review:

You’re a Muslim. You’re “upset about what’s going on in Israel.” Do you:

a) Write a letter to the editor

b) Organize a protest

c) Shoot five Jews you’ve never met before

If you answered anything but (c), you obviously don’t know Shi’ite about the enemy we’re fighting.

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