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Seattle man Attacks Shopkeeper Thinking he is Muslim

Another anti-Muslim hate crime even though the target ended up not being a Muslim.

Way to go Fox News, Republicans, Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller.

Charge: Seattle man attacked shopkeeper, calls victim a terrorist

By LEVI PULKKINEN
SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF

A 35-year-old Seattle man is facing assault and hate crime charges following allegations that he accosted a clerk at a Queen Anne convenience store.

According to police, Brock Stainbrook derided the man as being a terrorist during the Tuesday morning incident.

Writing the court, a Seattle detective said Stainbrook entered the 7-11 store in at 362 Denny Way. The clerk was standing near a coffee machine when Stainbrook accosted him.

“For unknown reasons a person threw change on the floor near the victim’s feet then punched the victim on the left side of the head,” the detective said.

“After the suspect struck (the clerk) with his fist he said, ‘You’re not even American, you’re Al-Qaeda. Go back to your country.'”

Another employee then stepped in, forcing Stainbrook to leave the store. As he did so, police allege the man tried to kick the second employee and damaged a barcode scanner.

Police arrested Stainbrook walking nearby minutes later. Confronted by police, he allegedly admitted that he “struck a person on his turban” because he disliked him. While the alleged victim’s ethnic background is not noted in court documents, his surname is common within the Sikh community.

Stainbrook has been charged with fourth-degree assault and malicious harassment, Washington state’s hate crime statute.

Levi Pulkkinen can be reached at 206-448-8348 or levipulkkinen@seattlepi.com. Follow Levi on Twitter at twitter.com/levipulk.

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  • http://revertive.blogspot.com Revertive

    “Danios should be more concerned with neutrality and accuracy than dropping power words and empty sloganeering.”

    Says the troll named “JihadBob”. Do you know what irony is?

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32)

    Simple BMD. Its shows that the loon cannot answer important questions thus is forced to change the subject and repeat himself.
    As soon as he does this we know he has lost :-)

  • Beautiful Muslim Doll

    Why is this f*** asswipe Jihad Bob allowed to post his garbage here

    His comments are off topic

  • JihadBob

    “Was Muhammad safe to be insensitive (I laughed when YOU used the word insensitive) to the Pagans?”

    Muhammad was perfectly safe to preach a new religion. The caveat that you are missing (but acknowledge) was Muhammad’s inflammatory messages. Preaching hatred of someone else’s god, ridiculing another’s practices and invoking divine knowledge over the hellish afterlife of Pagans won’t win too many Pagan friends to Muhammad’s cause.

    Many societies today are incapable of civilized behavior over ‘insensitive’ actions. Don’t believe me, check out the Muhammad Cartoon fiasco, the Satanic Verses controversy, the Koran flushing non-incident, ‘Draw-Muhammad-day’ or a Floridian preacher’s plans to burn some books that has already elicited calls for death, terror threats, unruly protests and burnt effigies.

    “According to Ibn Sa’d opposition in Mecca started when Muhammad delivered verses that “spoke shamefully of the idols they [the Meccans] worshiped other than Himself [God] and mentioned the perdition of their fathers who died in disbelief.” “

    No argument there. There was ‘opposition’ against Muhammad’s preaching. Just as there is opposition over tax cuts, the Iraq war and year long school.

    ““The reaction to Muhammad’s religion was political”
    Clearly the Pagan elite took issue with some part of Muhammad’s religion!”

    Such as ?

    “If, as you say, Muhammad (PBUH) was freely able to preach with impunity in Mecca, then why was the Prophet (PBUH) forced to immigrate to Medina and, as you mentioned to Abyssinia?”

    Because Muhammad turned coat and became a traitor to his own townspeople.

    We discussed this previously; there are any number of websites out there that I can’t apparently link to or my posts won’t go through.

    “Ever heard of the Hijra? Muhammad left Mecca for Yathrib after he found out that the Meccans were trying to kill him.”

    See my response to TheSphinx above. If we are to condemn the Meccans for attempting to assassinate Muhammad after he became a turncoat, then logically we are forced to condemn Muhammad for the assassination he ordered.

    “The clans each chose a man from amongst themselves to go and kill Muhammad (PBUH) while he was asleep—they were disappointed, Ali was found asleep in the Prophet’s (PBUH) bed.”

    The story is actually very revealing – in a way most Muslims would be hesitant to admit. Despite the Muslim deception (and abetting a fugitive, no less), the Meccans are never recorded as punishing Ali, even in frustration.

    “You pathetically dismiss all the persecution Muslims face. And I mean ALL of it—including murder attempts.”

    Nonsense. I simply point out most of the early persecution was the exception, not the norm. Later persecution, whatever it consisted of, was for political, not religious reasons. Muhammad declared war against the Meccans and he along with many of his followers were openly hostile to the Meccans: raiding caravans, fighting pitched battles, attempted assassinations of Meccan leaders, executions, food and trade blockade, undermining and forming alliances against Mecca.

    Whatever subsequent persecution to the Muslim population living in Mecca (if any) would have been completely political, not religious.

  • http://loonwatch NassirH

    @JihadBob

    “The facts as recorded by Muslim historians show that Muhammad was safe to preach insensitive sermons railing against Paganism even after his protective uncle died. Muhammad’s life was only seriously threatened after he turned traitor.”

    Congrats you’re as manipulative and ignorant as Robert “Kill all Turks” Spencer.

    Was Muhammad safe to be insensitive (I laughed when YOU used the word insensitive) to the Pagans?

    Well the facts are overwhelmingly against you (as recorded by Muslim historians)

    According to Ibn Sa’d opposition in Mecca started when Muhammad delivered verses that “spoke shamefully of the idols they [the Meccans] worshiped other than Himself [God] and mentioned the perdition of their fathers who died in disbelief.”

    Ibn Sa’d contradicts your statement—“More nonsense. Islam, as a monotheistic religion, could have easily thrived in Arabia without provoking any tension.””
    Ironically, not only does Ibn Sa’d contradict your statement, you yourself do also!

    “The reaction to Muhammad’s religion was political”
    Clearly the Pagan elite took issue with some part of Muhammad’s religion!

    So much for easily thriving without provoking any tension!

    Anyways, the reaction against Muhammad’s religion was religious AND economic. Your statement about the opposition being political was basically correct (of course it contradicted you incorrect statement).
    According to Ibn Sa’d opposition in Mecca started when Muhammad delivered verses that “spoke shamefully of the idols they [the Meccans] worshiped other than Himself [God] and mentioned the perdition of their fathers who died in disbelief.” (Religious opposition)
    Several Koranic verses are clearly against the greedy practices of the Meccan elite. (economic opposition)
    “Woe to every slanderer and backbiter
    Who amasses wealth, hoarding it to himself
    Does he really think his wealth will make him immortal?
    By no means! He will be cast into…
    The Fire kindled by God.” (104:1-6)
    “Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity” (Quran 2: 276).

    If you want more examples for both just ask.

    Obviously Islam’s strict monotheism and fierce stance against materialism was threatening to the economy of Mecca. Don’t forget that the lifeblood of Mecca’s economy was polytheistic practices and rituals i.e. worship to the deities placed in Abraham’s and Ishmael’s building.
    Thus, the Pagans of Mecca had every reason to oppose Monotheism and they opposed Islam in large part due to monotheism.

    You also make the ridiculous claim that Muhammad (PBUH) preached with “more or less impunity”.
    “No, Muhammad apostatized from Paganism, blasphemed the religion practiced by most of the inhabitants of Mecca with more or less impunity and eventually declared war against the people of Mecca – even after his powerful uncle had passed away.”
    You do know many followers of Islam were killed before Muhammad’s uncle died? Sumayyah bint Khayyat being the first martyr, subject to the “religious tolerance” of the polytheists.
    Instead trying to bash Islam, I suggest you try comedy. You’re bashing Muhammad (PBUH) for blasphemy! I guess the irony is lost on you…
    Anyways, according to Maxime Robinson, Muhammad indeed suffered much while preaching, especially after Abu Talib died. Abu Lahab turned on Muhammad after finding out Islam condemned polytheists to Hell. Abu Lahab loathed Muhammad (PBUH) personally and made a public withdrawal of his protection. In the tradition of religious tolerance, the Meccans poured dirt on his head and threw sheep’s uterus on him while he was preaching. Defecating near his home was also practiced—I’m sure you would love to do that.

    If, as you say, Muhammad (PBUH) was freely able to preach with impunity in Mecca, then why was the Prophet (PBUH) forced to immigrate to Medina and, as you mentioned to Abyssinia?
    Clearly, the Meccans made every attempt to stop Muhammad (PBUH). They tried to bribe him. They sent two of their best orators, Amir ibn Al As and Abdullah ibn Abu Rabi’ah to meet with the Abyssinian king Najjashi in order to convince him to hand over the Muslims to them.

    Ever heard of the Hijra? Muhammad left Mecca for Yathrib after he found out that the Meccans were trying to kill him. The clans each chose a man from amongst themselves to go and kill Muhammad (PBUH) while he was asleep—they were disappointed, Ali was found asleep in the Prophet’s (PBUH) bed.
    The Quaryash were furious at their failed assassination attempt. They offered 100 she-camels to anyone who could take down the Prophet. Again, fail. You again, also fail.

    You pathetically dismiss all the persecution Muslims face. And I mean ALL of it—including murder attempts.
    “So the Meccans tried dropping a millstone on the Prophet? Jeez, I thought that was an alleged attempt by the Banu Nadir tribe.”
    Why do you dismiss the volumes of evidence? Well, because it is inconvenient to your hateful narrative. Guess you favor bigotry over the truth.

    Yep, those Pagan Arabs sure were tolerant! I’m guessing your definition of “tolerant” makes an exception for Muslims.

  • Lilly

    You know… JihadBob reminds me a bit of my dad… My dad does missionary work all over the world and has on many occasions argued with me about my being Muslim… Problem is… Both use only the negative aspects and dominantly deviant teachings as basis for the argument. So.. asking the same thing I have asked my father… Please JihadBob… Can you list of ANY positive aspects of Islam?

  • http://www.jamaalyad.org/ Daniel Ibn Zayd

    Let’s see. In my neighborhood there are any number of mosques, Shi’ai and Sunni, forming a whole spectrum from Wahhabist to 180 degrees away from that. There is a Catholic church, and a Catholic university. There is the Seat of the Lebanese Orthodox Church. Down the street are the Christian cemeteries whose tombs are not desecrated, and next to that the Jewish cemetery, gravestones intact. In downtown they are rebuilding the central synogogue. This is present-day Beirut. You don’t get to map or project what happened millennia ago to current day on-the-street real life in the Muslim world. Do you read or speak Arabic? Farsi? Urdu? Or are you relying on the other biased Orientalists who have deemed Islam worthy of their “study”, with the results that we are all well aware of in this part of the world: Occupation, colonialism, destruction, mass bombings, displacement of millions, and a missionary project to convert the “heathens” into Christians. Sorry, Capitalists. Sorry. Both.

  • JihadBob

    Looks like my IP ban is lifted and I can now respond again, this is what I typed yesterday:

    They are called ‘typos’ Nassir.

    I forgot to address one of the arguments regarding your claim that ancient Pagans weren’t tolerant (I thought it was generally accepted by historians that Pagans were the most tolerant group of ancient peoples, so my first thoughts at reading your comments left me with quite a surprise).

    But first:

    “Mecca’s inhabitants converted to Islam. It is a holy city for Muslims—no non-Muslim has lived there for over a thousand years. You are judging Muslims by a standard that Christians haven’t been able to beat.”

    Muslims also extended their intolerance to the Pagans by prohibiting the Pagans from worshiping at their former house of worship; Koran 9:17-18 says:

    ***************************************

    It is not for the idolaters to inhabit God’s places of worship, witnessing against themselves unbelief; those — their works have failed them, and in the Fire they shall dwell forever.

    Only he shall inhabit God’s places of worship who believes in God and the Last Day, and performs the prayer, and pays the alms, and fears none but God alone; it may be that those will be among the guided.

    ******************************

    Is this the type of ‘tolerance’ you would like to cite, Nassir ? After the conquests, Pagans religious sites were expropriated from them so the Muslims could only worship there.

    As for Christianity, it was the tolerance of the Christian Abyssinian kingdom that Muslims were able to live there in peace and worship alongside Christians – Christians allowed Muslims to use their places of worship while the Muslims would later deny this privilege to the Pagans of Mecca after the conquest.

    So, Christians were tolerant to a new faith, Muslims were intolerant of an old faith. I’m definitely not setting higher standards for Muslims when they fail to meet basic Christian ones at the time.

    “Islam clearly went against the practices of the immoral pagan Arabs. You’re not making any sense. One of these practices was burying your daughter—you still wanna call the pagans tolerant?”

    No, since daughter burial, a horrible practice, does not signify tolerance for other religions. It also was not a religious tradition as far as I’m aware of. You’re setting up a straw-man, Nassir.

    I could just as easily cite modern practices of honor killings practiced in many parts of the Muslim world along with Muslims who justify the practice because of their religion.

    “I see your still bitching about the moderators deleting your hate.”

    Who’s whining over poor grammar practices ?

    Now, if you’re confused over the meaning of tolerance, I ask you to look up what historians have to say about religion in the ancient world and how accepting polytheistic religions were of even monotheistic religions.

    The same goes for the Pagans of Arabia and there is no shortage of historians who recognize how well monotheistic religions flourished in a society saturated with Paganism.

    Your examples are half-truths, poorly thought out arguments , or do not qualify even as examples of religious intolerance, such as daughter burials (which was an economic (like abortions of female infants in India and China), not religious practice) or the rivalry between Muhammad and his townspeople.

    The facts as recorded by Muslim historians show that Muhammad was safe to preach insensitive sermons railing against Paganism even after his protective uncle died. Muhammad’s life was only seriously threatened after he turned traitor.

  • JihadBob

    Who are you quoting when you put ‘facetiously’ in parenthesis ?

    It couldn’t be me because a quick word search for the word shows that you are the first and only person to have written it before my post.

    Unless, of course, this is another case of the vanishing posts (but don’t say deleted!)

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