A jihad murder in Seattle. “One dead, at least five injured in shooting at Jewish Federation in Seattle,” from KING5.com, with thanks to Ken:
SEATTLE — One person has been killed and at least five others have been injured in a shooting at the Jewish Federation at 2031 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. One suspect has been taken into custody.
Police have taken one person into custody. Seattle police spokesman Rich Pruitt said police are confident that only one shooter was involved.
Sources told KING 5 the suspect is a Pakistani man with a criminal background. He is from the Tri-Cities but his citizenship is unknown. Officials are on the way to the Tri-Cities to interview his family.
According to the Seattle Times, a man got through security at the Jewish Federation and told staff members, “I’m a Muslim American; I’m angry at Israel,” then began shooting, according to Amy Wasser-Simpson, the vice president for planning and community services for the Jewish Federation.
If he has no ties to Al-Qaeda, Hamas, or Hizballah, officials will hasten to assure us that this was not a terrorism-related murder. After all, non-Muslims go on killing sprees, don’t they? Of course; but until officials address the ideology that fuels killings such as this, there will be a peculiarly high occurrence of “random” incidents such as this in which the one who “snaps” is, coicidentally, a Muslim who believes deeply in jihad warfare.