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Arson 101: Guy Shows How Not to Light a Fire

Well, that didn't go as planned

(Newser) - Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug, and sometimes you're the guy trying to burn a building down who sets fire to a little more than you intended. Such was the plight of a would-be arsonist intending to burn down a Kentucky barbershop when he accidentally... More »

Protestors Firebomb al-Jazeera's Cairo Office

Then loot the studio and attack a police chief

(Newser) - Protestors in Cairo hurled Molotov cocktails at al-Jazeera's office there today, engulfing it in flames, reports the AP . The crowd, which a reporter estimates numbered 300 or so, accused the news agency of bias and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. After setting it afire while shouting obscenities, protestors looted the... More »

Israel Busts 3 Kids in Attack on Palestinian Taxi

Youths all aged 12, 13

(Newser) - Israeli authorities yesterday arrested three children, all just 12 to 13 years old, who are suspected of fire-bombing a Palestinian taxi on Aug. 16. A Palestinian family was inside, including two children, and the taxi burst into flames and then flipped. Six people were injured, two of them seriously, the... More »

Chicago Busts 2 More on Terror Charges

Sebastian Senakiewicz was arrested Thursday, faces hearing today

(Newser) - Two more men have been arrested in Chicago on terrorism-related charges, reports the Chicago Tribune . Sebastian Senakiewicz, a 24-year-old Chicago resident, was charged yesterday with a single count of terrorism/false threat after being arrested on Thursday, for "planning/conspiring in the building of explosives, including molotov cocktails which were to... 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 »

NYPD Arrests Man in Elevator Fire Killing

Doris Gillespie, 64, killed in horrific attack

(Newser) - New York City police arrested a man today in a sickening homicide that involved accelerant and a molotov cocktail, the New York Post reports. Cops charged Jerome Isaac, 47, with first-degree murder in the death of a 64-year-old woman burned alive in her building's elevator yesterday. Two surveillance cameras... More »

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