The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) chapel in Seattle was recently attacked with Molotov cocktails.  (Website photo)

SEATTLE — Police here in Washington arrested a man believed to be responsible for throwing multiple Molotov-cocktails at the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) chapel in the city’s Rainier Valley neighborhood during an evening church service on Oct. 18, 2018.

Authorities say more than 250 people were inside at the time.

The exterior of the church was damaged in the attack, but no one among the church members was hurt or injured.

Thirty-year-old Miles Stanstad has been charged with arson and is being held in the King County Jail.

Bail was set from $500,000 to $750,000 because Stanstad is considered a flight risk.



According to a statement by the Seattle Police Department, “witnesses began calling 9-1-1 just after 8 p.m. Thursday [Oct. 18] to report a fire at a church in the 7100 block of 42 Avenue South. The Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene and arrived after the fire had already been extinguished.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is assisting Seattle police in the investigation and is evaluating evidence.

A spokesperson for the FBI stressed that they “will review the evidence to evaluate whether any federal violations occurred, including hate crimes.”


Meanwhile, in Canada, the I.N.C. has also been attacked online and in the media by a known provoken and an expelled member of the church — Lowell Menorca II.

Menorca is currently enjoying the high life in Canada while taking advantage of the generosity of shady funders and patrons.

Unknownst to many — not only in Canada, Menorca has been found to be involved in a new controversy involving money laundering through a so-called “foundation,” suspected by Canadian authorities to have supported an organization that coddles individuals involved in acts of terrorism and destabilization in Canada and the Philippines.


The organization, Help The Oppressed Foundation, while listed as providing assistance to “people suffering religious persecution,” is suspected as being used by Menorca and another expelled former I.N.C. member, Rovic Canono, as a conduit to receive “donations” to support the two expelled members’ campaign against their former church.

One of the foundation’s listed beneficiaries is the Masjid Al-Salaam & Education Center, which was reported in the Canadian media to have links to two known terror suspects.

The group has also allegedly coddled “Islamo-fascist” elements with links to the notorious Abu Sayyaf in Mindanao.




About the Iglesia Ni Cristo (I.N.C.) or Church Of Christ

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (I.N.C.) or Church Of Christ is a global Christian Church that upholds Bible-based Christian teachings.

It maintains congregations and missions in 147 countries and territories, and its membership consists of 133 ethnic groups and nationalities.

The I.N.C. continues to fulfill its pledge of sharing the gospel and extending help, to the best of its ability, to strengthen the bond between the congregations of the Church Of Christ and the communities in which they serve — through aid and services, promoting education, socio-economic well-being, environmental awareness and health improvement.

This is done with the help of local governments and community establishments, through the Aid For Humanity Program of the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation and also the worldwide volunteer force of the I.N.C. Giving Project enacted through the Christian Family Organizations of the Church Of Christ.

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