Sectarian Shootings


Jewish : Seattle Jewish Federation shooting




Wikipedia : 2006 Seattle Jewish Federation shooting


The Seattle Jewish Federation shooting occurred on July 28, 2006, at around 4:00 p.m. PT, when Naveed Afzal Haq shot six women, one fatally, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle building in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, United States.


Naveed Haq was convicted in December 2009 and sentenced to life without parole plus 120 years.[1]


Police have classified the shooting as a "hate crime" based on what Haq is alleged to have said during a 9-1-1 call.[2]


King County Prosecuting Attorney Norm Maleng described the shooting as "one of the most serious crimes that has ever occurred in this city".[1]



Seattle Jewish Federation shooting
Seattle Jewish Federation.jpg
Flowers placed outside the Jewish Federation building to memorialize the shooting.
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Coordinates 47°36′46″N 122°20′32″WCoordinates: 47°36′46″N 122°20′32″W
Date July 28, 2006
c. 4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. (UTC-7)
Attack type
Mass shooting, hostage crisis
Deaths 1
6 (5 from gunfire)
Perpetrator Naveed Afzal Haq




Reported Shooting : Tree of Life synagogue : Reported perpetrator : Naveed Afzal Haq


Wikipedia : Shooter


The shooter, Naveed Afzal Haq, is an American of Pakistani descent living in Pasco, Washington.


Although Haq identified himself as "a Muslim American"[10] during the shooting, it appears that he "was rarely seen at a local mosque for more than 10 years" before the shooting, and even converted to Christianity the previous year.


He was baptized in December 2005 at the evangelical Word of Faith Center in Kennewick, but stopped attending church meetings a few months after his baptism.


He appeared at his family's mosque two weeks before the shooting.[33]




Wikipedia : Naveed Afzal Haq


Naveed Afzal Haq (born September 23, 1975)


is a U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent who was convicted of crimes relating to the 2006 Seattle Jewish Federation shooting.[1][2]


Murder and hate crime conviction


Haq was convicted on December 15, 2009 of aggravated murder, malicious harassment—Washington's hate-crime statute—five counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of unlawful imprisonment, and this event was also characterized as a hate crime.[3][4]


The jury did not accept the defense argument that Haq was criminally insane when the shootings occurred July 28, 2006.[5]