Granite Falls, Wash. Muslim mayor jailed after threatening to kill relatives at airport

via Granite Falls mayor jailed in airport incident | www.kirotv.com.  h/t Atlas Shrugs

SEATAC, Wash. — The mayor of Granite Falls was arrested in an incident at Sea-Tac Airport that involved alleged threats to harm family members, an airport spokesman said.

According to airport spokesman Perry Cooper, police were called to the Alaska Airlines baggage claim area at 8:12 p.m. Monday for a disturbance in which a man was yelling and threatening to harm family members. Because of the threats, in accordance with state law, he was arrested for investigation of domestic violence harassment.

Shortly after, the KIRO 7 Eyewitness News assignment desk received a call from a viewer who said it was Mayor Haroon Saleem who was arrested. The King County Jail roster confirmed the arrest.

“He was just defending me, and I am very thankful for him and I love him with all my heart,” said Nida Haroon, Saleem’s teenage daughter.

She said she was flying home from Los Angeles, where she had a fight with her cousin. Her cousin was on the same flight, but was sitting apart from Nida.

Nida said she called her father and said she was being picked on. Once Nida and her cousin arrived at Sea-Tac Airport, an argument ensued between Saleem and the cousin.

Nida said she arrived at the baggage claim area to find her father sitting in handcuffs.

The cousin pushed Saleem twice before Saleem threatened her in the heat of the moment, said Bushra Haroon, Saleem’s wife.

“She pushed Saleem twice and everyone saw that,” Bushra Haroon said. “And they told police that she’s the one who started (it).”

She said said Saleem was just defending his daughter.

A witness told KIRO 7 reporter Michelle Millman that the argument was “dramatic and loud” and she was worried it would get physical but then police arrived.

According to court papers, Saleem threatened to kill his niece and her family.

Cooper said incidents occasionally occur at the airport but rarely end up in similar arrests.

Granite Falls councilwoman Elizabeth Adams told KIRO 7 that councilmembers are waiting for the case to be resolved to comment on it.

Saleem’s Timberline cafe was evicted from a space in downtown Granite Falls two months ago after a dispute with the building owner.

In 2010, the mayor suspended the police chief after a large drug sweep. Residents staged protests.

“There’s gonna be things that happen in every city, doesn’t matter where you go,” Adams said. “Ours just happens to be caught on camera a lot lately.”

He said he was treated poorly by a Port of Seattle officer and he intends to find justice.

A few years ago we received information that the Seatac airport had a significant number of Muslims working there and that the Muslim women used the toilets and sinks to wash their feet, leaving water on toilets and puddles on the floor, disrespecting the non-Muslim workers and patrons. And that many of the cab drivers there are Muslim and there have been instances where they’ve refused passengers with dogs and alcohol and certain people. 

19 Responses

  1. it’s ok for all the non-muslims to make sure the muslims aren’t offended and every accommodation is made to make them comfortable; but their moronic ways continue as they will NEVER assimilate.

  2. Send the bunch of them back to the Middle East, or at least half way! Sounds as though the whole area needs sanitizing!

  3. I only have one question, “Why did the residents of Granite Falls WA vote in a muslim for their mayor?”.

    • Good question!!! When I lived in the area 20 years ago it was all loggers…

    • Probably because the citizens of that town are too lazy or too busy to vote. Common in the USA. So the Muslims there went out in droves and voted him in. It will not be long before they control most cities and states. One reason being…the other citizens of the USA are too lazy to vote.

      I read that only 16% of registered voters voted in 2008.

      • Whatever the stats are on our voting record, that’s the answer to why we’re going under. We were given a system of laws never experienced before in history and we’re too disinterested to hold on to it. We all swim or sink together ……not fair but true.

  4. I sent this to you a couple of days ago… he is now out of jail.

    • not sure who u sent it to but yes the article states he was released…the arrestor’s will probably be punished more than the arrestee…appreciate any links you have!!

      • I’ll keep an eye out for any more info. With no one prosecuting this, I doubt we’ll hear anymore until he does something really bad. This isn’t his first time in the news for some messed up stuff!

      • I sent it via twitter… wish you had a tip line… I’m getting stuff all the time… and you and BNI are the best at getting this stuff out!

  5. these types will govern us more and more we are doomed, ladys git yer bags on

  6. Let me get this straight; they wash their feet (pre-prayer) in the toilets? C’mon, knock it off with the straight-lines!

  7. A muslims answer to everything including family problems……KILL IT!And the reason this man still has his taxpayer funded job is………..?

  8. It will be too late soon, we will be overrun and under their rule. We either need to rise up, or prepare for the worst.

  9. Looks like a recall election is in order! Hope the dirtbag gets “double-shamed” by being evicted from office – then hope he has to go through a little “sensitivity training” (yes, let’s turn the tables on those camel drivers!).

  10. [...] nature of the incident that is not reported here, was reported elsewhere – Granite Falls, Wash. Muslim mayor jailed after threatening to kill relatives at airport. Does insufficient evidence mean that he did not threaten to kill his young female relatives? If any [...]

  11. All of you sound like a bunch red neck hillbillys and that’s an insult to hillbillys…….

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