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A disturbed Democrat-supported Muslim woman who’s vying for a county council seat in Washington State once threatened to blow up a school bus full of middle school children.
According to a report published in 2010 by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, an official newspaper from the Seattle area, a woman named Ubax Gardheere was charged at the time for boarding a middle school bus and claiming she had a bomb.
“Gardheere … began yelling at the children, berating them about America’s relationship with Somalia, according to police reports. When the children and driver told Gardheere to leave the bus, authorities alleged the incident took a violent turn,” the Post-Intelligencer reported.
“You need to calm yourselves down, ’cause I could have a bomb. Look how loose my clothes are,” the woman then said, prompting a stampede toward the exit.
“Children began fleeing from the rear door of the bus, which was stopped near South 208th Street and International Boulevard South. As they did so, Gardheere began screaming that they were ‘cowards’ for abandoning their classmates, police allege,” according to the Post-Intelligencer.
Watch surveillance footage from the incident below (*Graphic content):
A Seattle-area Muslim activist who is running for King County Council once boarded a school bus & threatened to blow it up. Here is the shocking video. @Ubaaxiina is currently the dir. of Equitable Development in Seattle’s office of community development. https://t.co/j8TrwJFEeG pic.twitter.com/dMahWANqAp
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 2, 2021
At the time, Gardheere reportedly told the arresting officer that she was “prepared to die.” But it appears she didn’t mean it.
According to Fox News, she wound up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor “as part of a pretrial agreement with prosecutors.” Meanwhile, it soon emerged that she had some serious mental issues.
“Gardheere said she was hospitalized for mental illness, including post-partum depression, after she gave birth to her oldest son three years ago. She said her mental condition worsened after she stopped in Dubai to see in-laws on her way to visit Somalia in 2008,” Seattle Weekly reported at the time.
“Then, according to her account, she was nearly raped by someone at the house where she was staying — and beaten up by police when she tried to report the incident. She was clearly beaten up sometime in her past. She sent SW pictures. She claimed family members’ reaction to these attacks was to tell her not to talk about the incidents because public knowledge of them would drag their ‘honor’ through the mud,” the report added.
Combined, these incidents led her to snap, she claimed.
“All this fed into her mindset last week when a dispute among coalition members made something snap, Gardheere said. She said she wandered off from her home that Monday morning when she saw the bus. She boarded it and started rambling. ‘I’m thinking in my head, what can I say or do that will get you taken to jail instead of a mental institute?'” according to the Weekly.
Be that as it may, her decision 10 years later to seek a position on the King County Council has some raising concerns about her eligibility and asking why so many local Democrats are in such a rush to throw their support behind her.
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🥳 ENDORSEMENT ALERT 🥳
Thank you @CMTammyMorales for your endorsement of our campaign! You’re leadership is inspiring and we look forward to working together as City and County councilmembers for our communities! pic.twitter.com/HhFvUftrxC
— Ubax for King County Council 9 (@ElectUbax) June 25, 2021
🤩 Endorsement Alert! 🤩
Thank you @VarishaMK for endorsing our campaign! Groundbreaking leader and true to community, we are honored to have your endorsement!#electubax #electubax4kingcounty pic.twitter.com/6IvNpf2RBo
— Ubax for King County Council 9 (@ElectUbax) June 24, 2021
“I would follow Ubax anywhere. She is a talented, courageous, no-nonsense leader we need to ensure our county centers black health, wealth and economic opportunities,” state Sen. Rebecca Saldaña said to The Seattle Medium in an interview two months ago.
“Ubax has been integral in shaping policy to address equitable transportation investments, designing communities of opportunities programs, and growing values-based leaders to engage in our democracy through boards and commissions. We will all win when Ubax Gardheere becomes our next County Councilperson in District 9,” she added.
The Seattle Medium, an “African American owned” paper, made no mention of Gardheere’s criminal history.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, some have argued that while they believe in second chances, it shouldn’t apply — or at least not politically — to people who threaten to kill children:
This is unbelievable. I believe in giving people a second chance, but after seeing this video clip it makes me think there should be laws against letting individuals like this run for political office. It’s frightening we cannot protect our children.
— AFT Angel (@AFTAngel) July 2, 2021
People deserve a second chance. But you really don’t after that. You should be bound to fast food and a life of anonymity. Instead she may be on your city council making your city even more heinous. Wake up people.
— Terry McStrenff (@Krieg1717) July 2, 2021
Others have said forget second chances. In their opinion, Gardheere should have been “permanently” incarcerated — perhaps in Gitmo — from day one.
She should be behind bars permanently or deported for Domestic Terrorism.
— kristie sluder (@KristieSluder1) July 2, 2021
When a Muslim threatens a busload of children she should be put away permanently. There is no place in civilized society for such a person.
— Myki Lane (@MykiLane371) July 2, 2021
Hard to believe that this person is not in prison – permanently – this was a bus loaded with children. Zero tolerance for those types of crimes!!
— Russ Colvin (@wrcolvin5) July 2, 2021
Why doesn’t she have permanent residence in Gitmo?
— Donald Trump’s Conscience (@PresidentDJT24) July 2, 2021
As an aspiring politician, Gardheere has, for her part, made it clear she’s no moderate.
In an interview last month with the South Seattle Emerald, she complained that the way Democrats talk about needing moderation is “triggering.”
“They will say things like ‘We need a moderate Democrat to beat this Republican,’ or saying that this person is more electable. When they’re talking about who would they mean by moderate Democrat, it’s somebody that’s adjusted to whiteness,” she said.
It’s not clear whether she realizes that many feel the same discomfort about the way she’s in times past “adjusted to” radical Islamic-ness …
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