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Pullman Fire Department investigator Chris Wehrung also said a task force involving local agencies was investigating with the help of federal agencies. He declined to release other details.

The fire follows a recent wave of protests at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. On Aug. 22, some 500 protesters gathered outside the Pullman clinic, waving signs and calling for Congress to defund the organization.

Continue reading:  Officials Say Planned Parenthood Fire In Washington State Was Arson

Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  The article also cited a Planned Parenthood clinic that was bombed in Spokane Valley, Washington in 1996.  The four men convicted of the crime were members of a militant white supremacist, anti-government, Christian Identity movement group known as the Phineas PriesthoodSuch groups are actively opposed to interracial relations, homosexuality, abortion, multiculturalism, taxation, and they are fervently anti-Semite.  Here are some stories related to the 1996 incident:

FBI NOTES PARALLELS IN SPOKANE BOMBINGS

3 Extremists Guilty in Bombings and Robberies

Bomber-Robber Gets 55 Years in Prison

Here is a statement released by the Washington state Attorney General’s office about Friday’s arson attack in Pullman:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 5, 2015

AG Ferguson Statement on Planned Parenthood Arson

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released the following statement regarding a suspected arson at a Planned Parenthood facility in Pullman, Wa.:

Yesterday evening, the Pullman Fire Department issued a statement indicating that arson was the cause of the fire at the Planned Parenthood clinic there early yesterday morning.

My office is reaching out to local and federal law enforcement to offer our assistance in bringing the responsible parties to justice.

This act of violence has no place in a free society. I urge everyone to join me in condemning this cowardly, reckless and criminal act of intimidation and public endangerment.

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