JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES TARGETED IN MULTIPLE SUSPECTED ARSON ATTACKS IN WASHINGTON

The Daily Caller | 12/10/2018 | Staff
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Washington state police are investigating a series of suspected arson incidents they believe are the latest in a series of attacks targeting Jehovah’s Witnesses.

“It’s devastating for the whole congregation,” Dan Woollett, one of the ministers who helped build the hall in 1975, told to K5News.

Jason - Chudy - Spokesperson - ATF - Seattle

Jason Chudy, spokesperson for the ATF’s Seattle branch, told The Huffington Post that the attacks were likely “meant to send a message.”

“We believe that the suspect or suspects has or have a grievance related to the Jehovah’s Witness community, or about another issue they think is important,” Chudy said. “Before these fires, the person or persons involved are likely to have shared these strong feelings with others through comments and conversation.”

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Whatever the intended message, Woollett said it won’t keep his congregation from meeting and worshiping.

Arson damaged Jehovah’s Witnesses halls in Tumwater and Olympia in March, the latter of which was targeted again by arson four months later and destroyed. Investigators also found a fake bomb in a hall in Yelm in...
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