The Jews in the Basement

The coming week marks five years since the murder of Pamela Waechter.  Who?  If the name doesn't ring a bell, here's a brief reminder: She was shot in the head by Naveed Afzal Haq, as she tried to crawl down a flight of stairs and escape, after Haq shot her in the chest.  Still not jogging your memory?   How about this: Waechter was the 58-year-old director of the annual campaign of the Jewish Federation of Seattle.  Sometime around 4 PM, on July 28, 2006, Naveed Afzal Haq grabbed a 14-year-old girl and thrust a gun in her back.  He used her to gain entry to the Federation, and then rampaged through the building, shooting six women -- Layla Bush, Christina Rexroad, Cheryl Stumbo, Dayna Klein (who was five months pregnant), Carol Goldman, and, fatally, Pamela Waechter.  Tammy Kaiser jumped from a second-story window to escape, and was hospitalized with injuries. What was Haq's motive?  Well, here's an interesting clue: As he stormed through the...(Read Full Article)