About 4 p.m. on Friday, July 28, on the eve of the Jewish sabbath, a Muslim terrorist of Pakistani origins named Naveed Afzal Haq forced a 14-year-old girl to get him into the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle building by holding a gun to her back. He then pulled out the two large-caliber semi-automatic pistols he had just purchased and went on a murderous rampage. Haq killed one woman, Pam Waechter, 58, an assistant director at the federation, and injured five others, one of whom was 17 weeks pregnant.
Eye-witnesses report that Haq announced, “I’m a Muslim American; I’m angry at Israel,” and then began shooting; that he “told the police that it was a hostage situation and he wanted us to get our weapons out of Israel” and that he was upset about what was going on in Israel. To a 911 dispatcher, Haq announced: “I want these Jews to get out.