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Arson suspected in overnight fire at South Africa’s first gay-friendly mosque

Saturday, October 4, 2014
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa's controversial first gay-friendly mosque, which also allows Christian worshippers and women to lead prayers, was damaged by a fire overnight, its founder and the police said Saturday.

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Suspect in Seattle gay bar fire pleads guilty to federal arson charge

Saturday, May 3, 2014
FacebookMusab Mohamed Masmari
SEATTLE — A man who set fire to a crowded Seattle nightclub just after midnight on New Year's Eve has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge.

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Arson suspect in Seattle gay bar fire may have been provoked by sex ‘slave’ email

Thursday, April 24, 2014
FacebookMusab Mohamed Masmari
SEATTLE — The man accused of a setting fire to a gay nightclub on New Year's Eve may have been provoked by an email he received from someone offering to be his sex "slave."

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Fla. man charged with attempting to burn, kill lesbian couple and their eight kids

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Braulio Valenzuela
MIAMI -- A Florida man faces ten counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of arson for allegedly attempting to burn and kill a lesbian couple and their eight children.

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Seattle police make arrest in New Year’s Eve arson at gay nightclub

Saturday, February 1, 2014
FacebookMusab Mohamed Masmari
SEATTLE — A 30-year-old man suspected of starting a fire at a crowded Seattle nightclub on New Year's Eve has been arrested, police said Saturday.

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Investigators say New Year’s Eve fire at Seattle gay nightclub was arson

Thursday, January 2, 2014
KOMO-TVNeighbors bar, Seattle.
SEATTLE -- Police and fire investigators said Thursday that a New Year Eve's fire at a popular Seattle gay nightclub was most likely arson.

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LGBTI center in Macedonia torched in latest wave of anti-gay violence

Saturday, July 6, 2013
LGBTI Center in Skopje, Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia – The country’s LGBTI Support Center has been set on fire by unknown arsonists. At around 4:20 a.m., on July 5, an unknown number of people climbed on to the roof of the center, punched a hole in the tiles and poured gasoline on the roof planks, setting them on fire.

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Deadly arson in New Orleans gay bar remembered 40 years later

Monday, June 24, 2013
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NEW ORLEANS -- Forty years ago, on June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the UpStairs Lounge, a popular gay bar on the corner of Iberville and Chartres Streets in New Orleans.

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Residents suspect LGBT-tolerant church targeted by arsonist

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
This entrance and sign are all that remain of South Bloomingville Christian Church. It was burned nearly to the ground Friday morning. Some suspect arson.
SOUTH BLOOMINGVILLE, Ohio — All that remains of South Bloomingville's last historic landmark are smoldering embers and the bell that once could be heard throughout the community. Residents woke early Friday morning saddened to find that the South Bloomingville Christian Church was burned nearly to the ground.

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Flaming projectiles aimed at gay nightclub in Salt Lake City

Friday, August 17, 2012
Club JAM, Salt Lake City, Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Police and fire investigators In Salt Lake City are actively seeking the identities of three or four people in their late teens or early 20s who launched flaming projectiles at Club JAM, a gay patronized nightclub located north of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in downtown.

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