Muslim Torches Iconic Gay Night Club in Seattle

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NeighbourA New Year’s Eve celebration at a packed Seattle gay bar was set ablaze shortly after midnight on January 1.   The staircase at Neighbours, Seattle’s largest and longest running gay nightclub  was doused in gasoline and set aflame by Musab Masmari. He was arrested Saturday morning 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?

Where are those brave activists who rushed to condemn me when I ran an ad campaign highlighting Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia?Gay club Muslim torches

Gay marriage is their priority? Pathetic.

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 SF City Council, the Human Rights CommissionSFHRC head Theresa Sparks, and the enemedia? They called my ads hate and issued a resolution against my 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.

No, instead, I was denounced by gay and transgender leaders in the US for our work to highlight the Muslim oppression of gays. The San Francisco City council issued a resolution condemning our AFDI ad campaign (the first of its kind) focusing on the vicious oppression and subjugation of gays under Islam.

Where are those “human rights” hypocrites now?


“Suspect arrested in arson at Neighbours nightclub,” By Allison Morrow, King 5 News (thanks to Halal Pork Shop via Religion of Peace.com)

Seattle Police arrested 30-year-old Musab Masmari Saturday morning in connection with the arson at Neighbours nightclub on January 1.

Police took Masmari into custody as he was en route to the airport.

Police say following the arrest, Masmari was interviewed by detectives and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Arson.

It was just after midnight on New Year’s Eve while nearly 700 people crammed into Neighbours for a celebration when customers noticed the staircase at the iconic gay club was on fire.

Management at the iconic gay club in Capitol Hill later discovered a gasoline container near the stairs.

No one was injured.

Neighbours released surveillance video that police believe shows Masmari as he walks into the club.

The video was captured around the time of the countdown to midnight on New Year’s Eve. Masmari is carrying something in his hand.

The bar later found a container of gasoline at the top of a staircase. According to SPD, Masmari doused the staircase with fuel and set it on fire.

Detectives worked on the case with the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

A woman who lived next door to Masmari for three years calls him erratic and violent.

“We’re scared of him,” she said. “He yells and throws things.”

She asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation, still horrified by her neighbor’s arrest. She called police several weeks ago when she saw his face in surveillance video on the news.

“I looked at the video and it was clearly him,” she said. “Terrified? Yes.”

“I feel that the streets are a little bit safer tonight,” said Neighbours Spokesman Shaun Knittel. “Why do 750 people have to potentially pay for your ideals, your beliefs, your anger?”

It’s a question that’s haunted Knittel for a month.

Police have not yet released a motive for the arson, but expect more details to surface when Masmari faces a judge for the first time in court.

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  • mdy616

    This is typical leftist attitude. You point out the truth about Muslims and their hate for gays and the gay community comes after the messenger. The gay community is not concerned about muslims and gays, they ONLY care about themselves and their ability to get “married.” The gays attack Christians for our beliefs even though we never try to burn the gays up in clubs but the gays support muslims who want to murder them!! That is typical gay “logic.”

    • autofixer

      It is not what is done, it is what they have been told. Words have more power than action in the leftist mind. That is why they are “useful idiots.”

    • 1stworlder

      The San Francisco Gate published the demographics of bashers and the queens cried because its the same as commits the majority of murders but only 13% of the population

  • http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspot.com/ BobSmith101

    Seattle leftist ideologues never address facts that go counter to their intellectual straight jacket.

    They would rather let 700 gay men burn than admit something was wrong with Islam.

  • Mark McDonald

    Islam, out to change everyone else but themselves

  • lostlegends

    Frankly, my dear I don’t give a damn about the homos and their perversions. They are anti everything I hold dear and sacred, beautiful and innocent. And Pamela, you should know the socialism is a religion and those homos and their kindred allies cling to their religion even when it kills them. They can’t let one small opening in their edifice for fear it will spiral out of control.

    • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

      I’m gay and I’m not anti-justice, anti-family, anti-education, or anti-freedom, or anti-America, so I guess you must not hold any of those things dear.

    • Andy_Lewis

      David Duke, is that you?

  • wpjokari

    Not in any way condoning, but it’s easy to see how a lesser culture/mind could react in outbursts..Seattle surpassed San Fran a couple of months ago as the #1 gay capital: higher density of gay couples than SF. The media, namely the communist station KOMO1000/97.7 uses their mic/cameras as a passive bully pulpit…gay this, gay that, gay this, gay that, as if we are supposed to care and be interested. I just need traffic info because you can’t get anywhere and we’re 13th worst traffic-wise, but I get the gay agenda upholding anything gay as some kind of role model.

  • Lysy2

    Muzzies vs faggots… have little sympathy for both

    • rcdcr

      Trying to imagine Jesus Christ saying those words. Trying really, really hard.

      Alas, unable to do so.

      • Mark McGovern

        Try reading the comments in LYsy2 profile. Definitely a superiority complex thing going on.

      • Lysy2

        I ain’t Jesus Christ…

        • Andy_Lewis

          You ain’t squat.

          • Lysy2

            I am equaly sick of the homo-propaganda as I am sick of the allah-propaganda! They both are sick in the head and trying to IMPOSE their shit on rest of us. And YES my tolerance is LIMITED, and getting smaller as the demands of both groups grow! Wake up and find yourself a pair!

    • famouswolf

      Nor I. They can all stew in the same pot. We can concentrate on not getting dragged down with them.

  • Gleaner1

    Where’s that something from San Francisco with the fully movable part, you know the one, her/him in the trousers and dress, has she/he made a statement or is she/he STILL singing La la la while looking for spiders on the ceiling ?

    • rcdcr

      A whole lot of men like you are just going to have to die in order for this world to become a better place.

      So you served a purpose, after all, my brother.

  • Charles

    Karma, believe in Karma. They all deserve what’s coming to them. Gays and lefties will be the first to roast. Maybe a pitiful consolation, but at least it’s something …

  • rcdcr

    We’re still too busy protecting ourselves from Christians, Pamela!!!

    We’ll get to the Muslims just as soon as the christians have been properly sedated.

    Now get back in line, crazypants.

    • famouswolf

      My post above goes for you too, fool and tool.

      • jane

        famouswolf, you are so reported to the FBI for making threats against people.

    • guest

      Taqiyya boy; you sound like someone who would allow marriage to a six year old and mutilate womens genitals. Still with young boys and sheep?.

      • 1stworlder

        He must have seen the documentary “Dancing boys of Afghanistan” under islam its ok for men to have sex with hairless boys, but can be beheaded if with adult men.

    • 1stworlder

      Maybe gays will stop pouring out Russian vodka over a law that doesn’t affect consenting adults, and start pouring out petrol from nations that behead gays. In Kuwait a nation put back onto the map with US tax dollars a foreign male nurse was thrown in jail for guess what? Drinking bottled water during the day during Ramadan. I guess you where one of those crying when the San Francisco Gate reported that blacks commit the majority of bashings.

    • pegmcc

      so your afraid of Christian. you must be a real pussy

  • Sam_Handwich

    Sharia is the conservative agenda for America. …everything from gays to womens reproductive rights, to inserting religion into schools and government.

    Islamic radicals are your political party’s philosophical cousins, nincompoop.

    • famouswolf

      And you are too stupid to live.
      So enjoy your enlightenment when it comes…and it won’t be from Christians or American conservatives, you fool.
      Me, I’ll be laughing, and will not raise a hand to help you. You and all your kind richly deserve the horror coming.

      • jane

        awwww well let me tell you something mussy. we believe an eye for an eye. do not make threats against someone s life shit for brains. now go neal and pray to your god satan. you have also been reported to the FBI for makeing threats

    • 1stworlder

      then why do leftists love muslims so much?

  • Sam_Handwich

    Osama bin Laden was a conservative. Maybe that’s why Bush coddled him for 8 years and the scary progressive president had him killed.

    • Larry S.

      Are you truly as much an idiot as you appear to be? That would be quite an achievement, in a demented way.

  • Drudge_Is_GAY

    BIGOT

    • Clare

      Yes, Musad Mohammed Musmari is a bigot. Islam is the religion of bigots.

      • Drudge_Is_GAY

        No I was referring to the C U N T pam!

  • hdtex

    Part of the reason we haven’t heard from those San Francisco organizations is because this attack occurred in Seattle. I’m sure they have plenty of work to do in San Francisco and don’t have the time to meddle in Seattle’s business. Perhaps Pam Geller to learn something from these San Francisco groups. As per usual with this vile creature it’s all about ” ME! ME! ME! LOOK AT ME!!!”

    • famouswolf

      Look in the mirror if you want to see a ‘vile creature’.
      If things get bad enough that the Islamists are hunting you cretins in the street, I for one will not lift a finger to help you. Two birds with one stone, you might say…they get you, we get them. Sounds like a plan.

      • jane

        ok mussy

      • Mark McGovern

        Why would I believe that a person who hurls insults from behind a shadow avatar would do anything to help anyone, and why would you believe I would want help from such a person ?

      • 1stworlder

        realists are hard targets they will get all you tolerance of jihad people first.

  • Mark McGovern

    If a man of color harmed my family, should I condemn all men of color?
    If a Christian burned my home, should I burn all Christians’ homes in retaliation?
    If an activist offends my senses, should I take offence to all activists?

    No, no, and no. The arsonist [most likely] acted out of religious hate. Christian zealots in Russia and Uganda may be different colors, and different nationalities, and differing denominations, but they are all equally as capable of the quality of hate as the Seattle Club arsonist.

    Ms. Gellers article is a red herring. Hate is hate, and all religions are very capable of it, as history has shown.

    • famouswolf

      You are one ignorant ass. Just keep your damned head in the sand and see what happens. I’ll be laughing.
      People like you deserve no sympathy.

      • Mark McGovern

        Response in a debate that is limited to name calling depicts the weakness of the respondents reply. It is particularly weak when dispersed while hiding behind a shadow avatar.

      • jane

        your a big child behind a screen huh?

    • jgeorgia2000

      Christian activist in Russia. Where pray tell. There are none in Uganda either. In both cases they are Muslims or just murderers w/o religion. So do you purport the rest of your statement every time muslims kill? As for me when a group or ‘religion’s’ stated purpose is to destroy all non members they all are complicit in the killing. Just as in a crime of murder in any situation, all are as guilty as the person who pulled the trigger . As for Christians, we follow the New Testament and there is no basis for murder of non-members (or gays)so when a ‘christian’ does it in the name of god he made that up for himself ,sand all christians cannot be blamed. That is true for almost all civilized religions. IT DOES NOT APPLY to Islam because it is in their book and their teachings. Do some research

      • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

        Here’s the religious composition of Uganda:

        Roman Catholic 41.9%,
        Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.5%),
        Muslim 12.1%,
        other 3.1%,
        none 0.9%

        • jgeorgia2000

          Again you missed the point if there are non-muslims killing they are not killing anyone for their religion. They are killing for a political or personal reason. They cannot be killing for some religious belief. I’ll make it simple for you; they are not killing because they are Christians as you suggest. However muslims ALWAYS kill for so called religious reasons. So get over it

          • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

            You’re hilarious. You say something that untrue about the number of Christians in Uganda, and when presented with the facts, you say I’m missing the point. Facts are not beside the point.

          • jgeorgia2000

            You’re therefore unable to read. How many ‘christians’ in uganda are murdering others because of their religious beliefs moron? It does’t matter if there were 100% ‘christians’ in uganda or anywhere they are killing for greed, personal power or whatever they are NOT killing because they of their so called faith or that they call themselves christian . That was my point, but obviously to hard for you. You do realize your hatred for Christians is palatable

          • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

            Can you quote something I’ve said that indicate my hatred of Christians is palatable? I look forward to your response.

            Meanwhile, you keep ignoring the fact that you said there are no Christian activists in Uganda, when in fact the nation is almost completely Christian, and the nation’s “Kill the Gays” bill from a couple years back was pushed almost entirely by Christian activists.

            I’m not unable to read. The problem for you unfortunately is that I can read all too well.

          • jgeorgia2000

            Actually you are not reading my comments. If there are people calling themselves christian and also calling for the killing of gays then they are not doing it based on christian belief. Ask any intelligent christian to find where the Bible or christian doctrine calls for such. Actually the only people in the world today calling for such action are muslims or emasculated thugs (i.e. skinheads).

          • robert4
      • Mark McGovern

        Tell that to the Orthodox priests in Russia who are advocating long prison terms for being gay. Or the Catholic Cardinal in Uganda who supports imprisonment of gays or even anyone who knows a gay and doesn’t report them.

        Prejudices have no religious boundaries friend.

        • jgeorgia2000

          Then why the hell you guys love the muslims everywhere and don’t even protest against these counties or groups.

          • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

            The gay media does report on the plight of gays in Iran and other Islamist countries.

          • jgeorgia2000

            ‘gay media’ ?? But no demonstrations outside any embassies no never, but raid a catholic church during mass that’s Ok . Yes the catholic church does not condone homosexuality but it doesn’t kill them. Yet they never protest outside Mosques. And are mostly rabid anti-Israel. Go figure!

          • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai
          • jgeorgia2000

            oh that ripe! Iran…Man that’s the least homophobic countries. How about our ‘allies’ Saudi Arabia. where they hang them often. In any case why don’t the Americans do it here, And why isn’t it reported in the MSM, its your voice box. They and the gay community here has a priority to destroy churches then hope the muslims lay off them for awhile. Just like the Jews in Germany, before long they will be coming for you.

          • Robert4

            Iran is “the least homophobic countries”? That doesn’t make any sense.

      • DesertSun59

        No. You need to do the research. The first place to start is to open that Bible you pretend to worship. I suggest actually reading it. You worship an extremely well documented genocidal deity. Open that Bible you say you know so well. You know, the one ‘civilized’ people read. Open it and start your body count. You will count approximately 2,000,000 people either killed by or told to be killed by your maniacal genocidal deity. You can count these bodies because that Bronze and Iron Age book of yours has the BODY COUNT right in the pages.

        Plus, you actually believe that that this book of tribal Jewish mythology is some sort of blueprint for our modern era. The basis for murder is the very FOUNDATION of that book. On a whim, this tribal genocidal deity can have people killed. For talking back to elders. For picking up firewood on the sabbath. For not being a virgin when wanting to marry. For the most minor of infractions, your deity has the wonderful act of murder lined up.

        Your attempt to deflect attention away from your serious ignorance of the very book you’re hiding behind is transparent.

        • jgeorgia2000

          Sorry atheist The old testament was for the jewish people AND was a history of those people. If you don’t realize the even the jewish people understood some old rules and laws do not apply to modern civilized worship. Our Christian heritage is actually common universal laws and Christ (where christians come from”’) is based on His teaching. You’re just like the fire and brimstone knuckleheads still found in the America’s back woods. Just pick and choose to support your warped idea of religion. Go follow a jim jones I’m sure you’d love him. And anyone calling himself a Christian and interpreting the Bible as you have is definitely just a CINO.

    • 1stworlder

      You must have been one of the poor queens howling when the San Fran Gate published that blacks committed the majority of bashings. Reality will still exist when you close your eyes. Blacks make up 13% of the population but commit over 1/2 of all murders.

      • Mark McGovern

        You see, this is the thing. No reasonable person is going to listen to you when you adopt an abusive and confusing tone in responding. While it might give you some sort of misguided satisfaction to be abusive, in truth the art of slinging abuse at people from behind an anonymous avatar depicts a person with nothing relative to say.

        Now, I suggest you remove the derogatives, and try to pose your argument in an intelligent fashion, if you are capable of doing so. Then, and only then, might we engage is some true dialogue.

        ,

    • 1stworlder
      • Mark McGovern

        Now, as per my original comment, post the socio economic status of the group and let’s talk.You will see a strong correlation between socio-economic status and crime. You will also see this if you study all white geographical areas with significant poverty and wealth distributions.

        • Keith Vanderlaan

          If economics was related to crime. White rural appalachia would be the crime capital of the country.

          Losing talking points are still just that, Stymie.

          • Mark McGovern

            Inner city poverty is not comparable to rural poverty. It is apples and oranges. And this is not about “talking points” it is about intelligent discussion around these issues.

    • McGee

      I agree with you on that one, religious hate of all creeds must be stopped, but Geller will give uncensored news you will not get on Fox News, CNN, BBC or any other left leaning media group. Besides Islamic clerics use particularly vitriolic language on gays, women rights and Jihad terrorism. That is not to say all other groups who persecute minorities should be excused.

      • Mark McGovern

        I personally don’t excuse any religion on the matter of discrimination. However, Christianity is the primary persecutor of gays in North America, Europe and Russia, and much of Africa. Always has been.

        For example, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria came out with a statement strongly supporting life imprisonment for being gay law.

        Conservative Christianity is the opponent in this North American forum. Ms. Geller thinks we need to extend that to the North American Muslim community; but she is wrong. It is a false diversion.

        My point is simply this, if the Seattle fire bomber is muslim (which it appears he is) I will not hold that against all Muslims. If he were Christian, I would not hold that against all Christians. They are many conflicting sects within both those religions.

        It is a very basic concept. I will not “group condemn” people. Ms. Geller will.

  • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

    I must have missed the part of the article where Geller establishes that this attack was motivated by religious beliefs, Muslim or otherwise.

    • 1stworlder

      I guess you missed all the posts about gays being beheaded in muslim lands.

      • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

        No, in fact I’ve been outspoken against them, even engaging in a protest that could make me eligible for death from Islamists. Yet none of that changes the fact that Geller has yet to establish that attack was motivated by religious beliefs, Muslim or otherwise.

        • Keith Vanderlaan

          Hypocrite.

          • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

            Keith, can you be specific about how I’m being a hypocrite?

          • Keith Vanderlaan

            Put your manbag down, honey. I don’t need to be brutalized today.

          • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

            You’re a funny guy. I’ve looked over your previous comments and they’re a great parody of right-wing anti-gay paranoia and hate. Nice job.

        • Keith Vanderlaan

          So what was his motivation? He is gay and was jilted by his ex-lover who was in the club that night?

          As I said….head in the sand….HYPOCRITE. Don’t expect any help when the beheadings start.

          Pass the popcorn!

          • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

            Again: Hilarious!

  • jane

    they burn down a gay club and yet they molest little boys? hmmmm ok. i say and defend against them animals. give them back what they are giving us. enough is enough. our govt workers will do nothing then it is up to we the people to defend and take our home back form them what ever.

    • 1stworlder

      If you watch the documentary available on youtube “dancing boys of Afghanistan” you will see that sex with boys to young to have body hair is ok, as is 6yo girls, but saying you love an adult man is grounds for beheading.

  • Guest

    What was that? I was distracted by your affiliation with and support for reich-wing “Christian” terrorist hate groups who call for the rape, torture, beating, imprisonment, silencing and murder of LGBT people just for living you ignorant fascist trash. You are no better than the barbarian who tried to kill over 750 people in that club. Get the f@#k over yourself you nugatory Eva Braun wannabe who supports grotesque “Christian” hate groups that demand the American government illegally impose a “Christian” version of Sharia Law. You are nothing but mentally unhinged trash that belongs in a cage as much as this arsonist does.

    • 1stworlder

      Straight white Christians are not doing what you think. Even the San Francisco Gate admitted it was blacks that commit the most gay bashings but queens howled about it. You would pour out Russian vodka over a law that doesn’t affect consenting adults yet you use petrol products from nations that behead gays.

  • Clare

    Kudos to the citizen who gave the tip to the detectives. Well done. We really appreciate this kind of effort.

    • GeeGee

      You mean the media didn’t try to suppose it might be ‘teabaggers’ before they had any the info? Now there’s a story! :)

      It will be little known fearless citizens that save our nation. imho

  • guest

    He is simply practicing islam. Its his religion. Wait till he starts selling your kids into sex slavery. Whats it going to take to shake the left into reality?

  • HenryBowman419

    According to this site, the fellow who has been arrested for the crime (Masmari) was a U.S. State Department “Cultural Ambassador”. He was a native of Benghazi, Libya.

  • Hans Schaden

    Guess Musab Mohammed Musmari will have a busy schedule this year — he
    will undoubtedly be invited to be the Grand Marshall at most of gay pride parades in the US, UK and Arabia. The grandest parade must surely be the one in Mecca!

  • 1stworlder

    Maybe gays will stop pouring out Russian vodka over a law that doesn’t affect consenting adults, and start pouring out petrol from nations that behead gays.

  • Jack

    Left wing gays are first and foremost liberal democratic activists. They tow the party line that muslims are societal victims and are (allegedly) part of the democratic coalition.
    You simply cannot square that circle.

  • David Casillas

    YOU LIBERALS. Say what it is! Muslims are against homosexuals.

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  • Keith Vanderlaan

    Government is saturated with Muslims in high places in government. VERY HIGH PLACES. lol

    If it was saturated with Christians the left would be outraged.

    Hypocrites…every one of them.

  • pegmcc

    liberals will continue to stick up for the stinking muzrats. someday they will wake up.

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    gays are fags. animals