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Dems Raise $13K to Reopen Firebombed GOP Office

They blew past fundraising goal in hours

(Newser) - Democrats disgusted by the firebombing of a GOP office in Orange County, NC, set up a GoFundMe page to help reopen it and blew past their $10,000 goal within hours Sunday. "Thank you all for showing that Americans are thirsty for civility and decency, and that we love... More »

Political Strategist Has House, Cars Blown Up

Strategist for pro-solar candidate loses all of his belongings

(Newser) - A political strategist in Louisiana saw his possessions go up in smoke this week when two firebombs blew up his cars and spread far enough to burn down his home, WWL reports via Fusion . Mario Zervigon, his family, and fellow tenants escaped their New Orleans apartment building on Thursday, leaving... More »

Ecoterrorism Suspect Gives Up After Decade on Run

Rebecca Rubin 11th member of 'The Family' to face charges

(Newser) - A Canadian fugitive, said to be one of the targets of the largest ecoterrorism investigation in American history, surrendered to US authorities yesterday morning after a decade on the run, reports the Los Angeles Times . Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, faces arson and conspiracy charges related to firebombings in Oregon, Colorado,... More »

Blocked Bathroom Access Sparked NYC Mosque Attack

Frappuccino firebomber confesses

(Newser) - Police say an unemployed truck driver suspected of carrying out a string of firebombing attacks in New York has confessed to the attacks, and told them that he targeted a mosque because he wasn't allowed to use its bathroom. Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, has been charged with five counts... More »

4 Firebombs Hit Muslim Targets in NYC

Attacks probed as anti-Muslim crimes: police

(Newser) - Four homemade firebombs went off in New York last night in what police believe to be anti-Muslim hate crimes. No one was hurt. Three of the Queens attacks used molotov cocktails made using Starbucks bottles; targets included a bodega, two houses, and a major Islamic center, the New York Times... More »

Firebombed Paper's Cover Now Boasts a Kissing Muslim

'Love is stronger than hate,' says 'Charlie Hebdo'

(Newser) - Remember the boundary-busting French satirical newspaper that was firebombed for making the Prophet Mohammed a "guest editor"? Journalists toned down the controversy this time around—not. In fact, right on the cover, a Muslim is planting a big, slobbery kiss on a figure representing the publication, Charlie Hebdo.... More »

Medical Marijuana Shops Firebombed in Montana

'Not In Our Town' sprayed on businesses

(Newser) - Two Montana businesses legally providing medical marijuana in Billings have been firebombed in two days. The attackers—who could face up to 20 years in prison on felony arson charges if caught and convicted—also spray painted "Not In Our Town" across the front of the operations. Police have... More »

US Soccer Star's BMW Firebombed in Scotland

DaMarcus Beasley OK; $80K ride totaled

(Newser) - An $80,000 BMW belonging to American soccer star DaMarcus Beasley was firebombed late Monday outside his home in an upscale neighborhood of Glasgow, Scotland, where he plays for the city’s Rangers club. Nobody was injured in the incident. A witness tells the Daily Record : “The guy put... More »

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