Did Ali Muhammad Brown, like his fellow Seattle resident Musab Mohamed Masmari, think gays should be “exterminated”? Pamela Geller sums this one up:
Ali Muhammad Brown was charged with executing two gay men in Seattle. Brown was previously prosecuted federally following an FBI probe into an Islamic group suspected of supporting jihadists overseas.
This devout Muslim is also a registered sex offender for crimes against a 6-year-old girl, the same age as Aisha when Muhammad married her.
He was previously prosecuted as part of a federal investigation into a sleeper cell thought by investigators to be linked to a terrorism funding organization. “One prominent member of the group is thought to have been killed waging jihad in Somalia after fleeing prosecution in the United States.”
The reporter of this horrible double slaying does not connect the dots.
Seattle has a problem. They won’t run our ads highlighting Muslim oppression of gays, despite this savage reality. If you recall, a devout Muslim set fire to a packed Seattle gay bar during a New Year’s celebration shortly after midnight on January 1. Seattle’s largest and longest-running gay nightclub was doused in gasoline and set aflame by Musab Masmari. He was arrested on his way to the airport.
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? The silence is deafening.
They were loud and proud against our ads. They were holding press conferences condemning me. Gay organizations in America say nothing, but loudly condemned my ad campaign highlighting Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia. Why haven’t we heard from this City Council, or this Human Rights Commission, SFHRC head Theresa Sparks, but most especially the enemedia that scrubs their coverage of motive? They called our ads hate and issued a resolution condemning our AFDI ad campaign (the first of its kind) against our organization for merely quoting Muslim political leaders, spiritual leaders and cultural voices in the Muslim community who call for the torture and death of gay people.
“Death penalty on the table in Leschi ‘executions,’” by Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 2, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
A Kent man now accused in what prosecutors are calling an execution could face a death sentence under charges filed Wednesday in the Seattle double slaying.
Now charged with aggravated first-degree murder, Ali Muhammad Brown is alleged to have executed two men on June 1 at a Leschi neighborhood home. Brown, 29, is currently at large.
Police contend Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young met Brown outside a Capitol Hill club after Said contacted Brown through an online search for sex partners. Brown is alleged to have left with both men and killed them minutes later using his girlfriend’s handgun.
Writing the court, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Wyman Yip said Brown “essentially executed” Said and Anderson-Young during the “extremely violent, senseless, and seemingly unprovoked killings.”
“There was no evidence that any struggle preceded these murders, no evidence that the victims were armed, and no evidence that these murders were motivated by robbery, drugs, or any other crime,” Yip said in charging papers, asking that Brown be held without bail if he is apprehended.
If convicted as charged, Brown would face two possible penalties – life in prison without parole, or death. While Gov. Jay Inslee has said he won’t allow Washington prisoners to be executed on his watch, executions could resume after he leaves office.
A registered sex offender for crimes against a 6-year-old girl, Brown was previously prosecuted federally following an FBI probe into a radical group suspected of supporting jihadists overseas.
Brown was convicted of fraud following that FBI investigation. Agents determined that the men involved – presumably Brown – weren’t terrorists, though one prominent member of the group is thought to have been killed fighting in Somalia after fleeing prosecution in the United States.
Since the Leschi neighborhood slayings, Brown engaged in an East Coast “crime spree,” a Seattle Police Department spokesman said. He is suspected in an armed robbery at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
Said and Anderson-Young were discovered at 2:20 a.m. the morning they were killed near the intersection of 29th Avenue South and South King Street.
Called by a neighbor who heard the gunshots, police arrived to find both men dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Speaking with friends of the men, detectives learned Said and Anderson-Young had been at R Place, a gay nightclub on Capitol Hill.
Said had apparently set up a meeting using a mobile phone app that enables users interested in an impromptu sexual encounter to connect, according to charging papers. He, Anderson-Young and several other men were hanging around outside the club when the man Said had corresponded with arrived.
Said, Anderson-Young and the new arrival – since identified as Brown – left the area together. Brown is alleged to have killed both 17 minutes after leaving Capitol Hill.
Said was shot in the face several times, while Anderson-Young was shot in the back of the head. All their wounds were delivered at close range.
“It is evident that the murders were premeditated and unprovoked,” Detective Cloyd Steiger said in charging papers. “There is no evidence that any struggle preceded the murders.”
Police subsequently found surveillance video of the meeting. They also found Said’s car; the front passenger seat was soaked in blood.
Brown’s palm print was found on the car. According to charging papers, witnesses subsequently identified him as the man who’d met Said and Anderson-Young outside the bar.
According to charging papers, Brown’s girlfriend told police he may have taken her 9 mm pistol. A pistol of that caliber was used in the killings.
A decade ago, Brown was prosecuted as part of a federal investigation into a fraud ring thought by investigators to be linked to a terrorism funding organization.
In November 2004, federal agents swept through South Seattle and nearby areas, arresting 14 men in a series of searches. Chief among their targets was Ruben Shumpert, a Seattle barber suspected at the time recruiting men to join an extremist Muslim group funding fighters in Somalia and elsewhere.
Operator of the Crescent Cuts Barber Shop, Shumpert cast himself as the leader of a group of Seattle men who sometimes gathered at the barber shop to discuss Islam and violent jihad. FBI investigators determined the men were either unable or unwilling to commit terrorist acts, but discovered several – Brown included — were involved in other crimes.
Arrested in the same sweep that netted Brown, Shumpert was charged with gun crimes and counterfeiting. He pleaded guilty but failed to show up in court for sentencing; FBI investigators have said previously that he may have died while fighting in Somalia.
Brown was caught using stolen information to forge checks as part of a fraud ring, a relatively small one by federal standards. He pleaded guilty and, then 20, was sentenced to probation.
At sentencing, Brown’s attorney described him as a “personable young man” with “tremendous potential and ability.”
“He is saying all the right things with regard to this experience and is asking the court for an opportunity to show he will be a productive and law-abiding member of the community in the future,” Brown’s public defender said at the time.
Brown was back behind bars in 2010 after he was accused of raping a 6-year-old girl. He ultimately pleaded guilty to three counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes, a misdemeanor.
King County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Dan Donohoe said no decision has been made as to whether a death sentence will be sought against Brown.
Under state law, prosecutors have 30 days from Brown’s arraignment to decide whether to seek execution. As a practical matter, though, such decisions usually take months and would not be reached when a defendant is on the run.
Brown remains at large. Anyone with information about him or the killing is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Department homicide tip line at (206) 233-5000. The U.S. Marshals Service is participating in the manhunt.