...Capitol Hill Seattle blog would report in the next week that Masmari's [court-supervised] work-release job was at a gas station.
Well that sure proved to be a stroke of genius by the court.
But more puzzling are the official actions by local law enforcement after the gasoline arson on January 1, 2014. Or rather, inactions.
You have to wonder if some Federal anti-terrorism agency intervened, thinking this guy would lead them to a bigger terrorist cell. And so they ordered local police to play dumb (not difficult in Seattle, I lived there 5 years, when the police were also homophobic).
Problem is, this guy may just be mentally unbalanced, nothing at all to do with being a Muslim. There's stronger evidence that he's simply crazy, than there is that's he's a terrorist, why he'd been arrested previously for assault and other weird disturbances, and had been barred from some Seattle establishments. In the meantime, he's running around loose on the streets of Seattle for a whole month following the fire, when police clearly knew he was the arsonist.
The only acceptable scenario I can imagine is that the FBI initiated a very close surveillance on him, that greatly lessened the chances he could harm anyone or commit another crime. And law enforcement only moved in when he was traveling down to Sea-Tac, the main commercial airport for the Seattle area, to possibly flee.