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2022-01-16 Home Front: WoT
Day 2: Armed man holding hostages at Colleyville, Texas, synagogue demands release of convicted terrorist 'sister'. He's dead now
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Posted by Fred 2022-01-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [660 views ]  Top
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#1 'Lady Al Qaeda' the woman Texas synagogue hostage-taker wanted freed: She planned chemical attacks on Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge and demanded juror at her trial be DNA tested to see if they were Jewish
Posted by Skidmark 2022-01-16 00:02||   2022-01-16 00:02|| Front Page Top

#2 It's been confirmed that a Texas SWAT team went in and the hostage taker received some new ventilation holes courtesy of ballistic intervention. He has assumed room temp and below as he's probably in a cooler at the morgue. No hostages hurt.
Posted by Silentbrick 2022-01-16 00:31||   2022-01-16 00:31|| Front Page Top

#3 All hostages safe and Tango down... fabulous news!
Posted by magpie 2022-01-16 00:54||   2022-01-16 00:54|| Front Page Top

#4 Video emerges that appears to show hostages making a run for it with the gunman chasing them who then ducked back into the building. That is when police moved in after him.
Posted by Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 2022-01-16 03:22||   2022-01-16 03:22|| Front Page Top

#5 Jewish community expresses shock at FBI's statement after hostages freed from synagogue.

Soon after the FBI freed four hostages held by a gunman for 11 hours at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday, Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Office Matthew Desarno made a truly baffling statement.

“We do believe from our engagement with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community, but we are continuing to work to find the motive,” Desarno said
Posted by Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 2022-01-16 07:34||   2022-01-16 07:34|| Front Page Top

#6 He used Jews as hostages and threatened to kill them. But his motives were not anti-semitic.

Well. Allllll Righty then!
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-16 07:40||   2022-01-16 07:40|| Front Page Top

#7 They have been protecting muslims feelings for years, wh would that statement even surprise anyone coming from and FBI agent?
Posted by Chris 2022-01-16 08:37||   2022-01-16 08:37|| Front Page Top

#8 It probably made some muzz feel good about themselves. So maybe a NASA project?
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-16 08:53||   2022-01-16 08:53|| Front Page Top

#9 Texas hostage situation: All hostages 'alive and safe,' Greg Abbott tweets after hours-long ordeal
Posted by Skidmark 2022-01-16 08:53||   2022-01-16 08:53|| Front Page Top

#10 C'mon, man! He didn't target a synagogue.

Just go visit the DFW Metroplex and see for yourself: you can't drive 500 yards in any direction around Big D or Ft Worth without hitting two or three synagogues

/s
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-16 09:53||   2022-01-16 09:53|| Front Page Top

#11 We must not upset the Muslim community now. A muslim targeting Jews but not related to ant-semitism? Alrighty then. Worthless FBI and Biden administration.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2022-01-16 11:23||   2022-01-16 11:23|| Front Page Top

#12 Notice that they haven’t released the hostage taker’s name
My money is that he is British citizen Middle Eastern
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom  2022-01-16 11:30||   2022-01-16 11:30|| Front Page Top

#13 Yes, likely Brit by nationality.
Did he cross the border at Del Rio recently?
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-16 11:34||   2022-01-16 11:34|| Front Page Top

#14 Ties to GCHQ, MI6 and Ozzy intel shops?
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-16 11:36||   2022-01-16 11:36|| Front Page Top

#15 How many more of his ilk swarmed over the border during the last ten months?
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-16 11:39||   2022-01-16 11:39|| Front Page Top

#16 Two hours ago, still no name.

Holy Cross at Colgate, 6:00pm CBSSN, stay tuned.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-01-16 12:07||   2022-01-16 12:07|| Front Page Top

#17 On the bit of tape I heard, he sounded Indian subcontinent to me, which is not the same as English, though the FBI have pulled in British authorities, no doubt to trace the gentleman’s connections.
Posted by trailing wife 2022-01-16 13:04||   2022-01-16 13:04|| Front Page Top

#18 FBI identified suspect as 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram of Britain.

At the same time considerable number of calls today for the "Corrupt Democrat Party Police Agency" be disbanded.
Posted by Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 2022-01-16 13:12||   2022-01-16 13:12|| Front Page Top

#19 Times of Israel liveblog:

3min ago
Family of Texas synagogue gunman condemns attack, says he had mental health issues

The Blackburn Muslim Community in Britain has confirmed that Faisal Akram, a member of the community, was the gunman who took hostages at a Texas synagogue and died during a rescue operation.

“Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world and returned to his Creator,” the community says in a Facebook post, urging the public to “let the authorities complete their investigations, have respect for the family and allow them to mourn peacefully.”

A comment on the post features a statement by Akram’s brother, who says the family is “devastated” and that “we as a family do not condone any of his actions and would like to sincerely apologize wholeheartedly to all the victims involved in the unfortunate incident.”

The brother, Gulbar, says the attacker “was suffering from mental health issues,” adding that “we were confident that he would not harm the hostages.”

He claims Akram willingly freed the hostages, saying: “Don’t believe the bull#### in the media, they were released from the fire exit and not rescued.”

“A few minutes later a firefight has taken place and he was shot and killed,” he says. “There was nothing we could have said to him or done that would have convinced him to surrender.

“We would also like to add that any attack on any human being be it a Jew, Christian or Muslim etc is wrong and should always be condemned.”


The article lists to a Facebook post on the subject that I find curious: isn’t the Islamic paradise only for those who die while committing jihad?

Blackburn Muslim Community
1h ·
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُون
Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world and returned to his Creator. He was the son of Mohammed Malik Akram and the brother of Gulbar, Malik, Nasar, Yassar and Late Gulzameer Akram.
May the Almighty forgive all his sins and bless him with the highest ranks of Paradise. May Allah give strength and patience to his loved ones in dealing with their loss.
There are many stories circulating in the local community so please avoid taking part in the sin of backbiting. Let the authorities complete their investigations, have respect for the family and allow them to mourn peacefully. (Please check out the brother's statement in the comments section).
Posted by trailing wife 2022-01-16 13:24||   2022-01-16 13:24|| Front Page Top

#20 Independent - Akram, a 44-year-old from Blackburn in Lancashire, was killed in an hours-long stand-off with police officers at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday.



Posted by Besoeker 2022-01-16 13:25||   2022-01-16 13:25|| Front Page Top

#21 Where'd he get whatever weapons he had?
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-16 13:35||   2022-01-16 13:35|| Front Page Top

#22 How'd he get in to this country?
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-16 13:51||   2022-01-16 13:51|| Front Page Top

#23 I suspect it will be discovered he came on a tourist visa — historically we’ve gotten a lot of illegals who overstayed tourist and student visas.
Posted by trailing wife 2022-01-16 14:30||   2022-01-16 14:30|| Front Page Top

#24 
Posted by Greng Black3494 2022-01-16 15:08||   2022-01-16 15:08|| Front Page Top

#25 Via Insty: Michigan’s Dana Nessel Speculates ‘White Supremacy’ to Blame for Texas Synagogue Terrorist Attack
Posted by Frank G 2022-01-16 15:33||   2022-01-16 15:33|| Front Page Top

#26 Biden continues to blame Domestic terrorism for the incident.

No doubt a lot of lefties are crying, wishing it were a... well you know
Posted by Lord Garth 2022-01-16 15:35||   2022-01-16 15:35|| Front Page Top

#27 “Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world and returned to his Creator,”

Any word on whether his Creator was happy to see him?
Posted by SteveS 2022-01-16 16:22||   2022-01-16 16:22|| Front Page Top

#28 It has been revealed he was a British citizen. The man who took a rabbi and other people hostage at a Dallas-area synagogue Saturday night in an hours-long standoff with law enforcement has been identified as 44-year-old British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2022-01-16 17:09||   2022-01-16 17:09|| Front Page Top

#29 British citizen could mean born there or had a passport issued there. Just as there are lots of "Swedes" not named Sven and lots of "Germans" not named Rolf.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-01-16 17:22||   2022-01-16 17:22|| Front Page Top

#30 Malik "Nigel" Faisal Akram
Posted by Frank G 2022-01-16 18:16||   2022-01-16 18:16|| Front Page Top

#31 Reports are he got his weapons "off the street", whatever that means
Posted by Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 2022-01-16 20:02||   2022-01-16 20:02|| Front Page Top

#32 he apparently has only been in the US for two weeks after a flight from London to JFK airport

his family says he had a criminal record in Britain and should not have been allowed to fly to the US

so how did he get the money to buy a plane ticket and how did he get from NYC to Colleyville, TX
Posted by Lord Garth 2022-01-16 20:39||   2022-01-16 20:39|| Front Page Top

#33 I knew a Russian with the surname 'German'. Definitely not German.
Posted by CrazyFool 2022-01-16 20:40||   2022-01-16 20:40|| Front Page Top

#34 so how did he get the money to buy a plane ticket and how did he get from NYC to Colleyville, TX

Hint: Aafia Siddiqui has been cause celebre for jihad for nearly two decades.

Occam says, this little guy's a dope / dupe of someone (some entity) much bigger and more important
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-16 22:24||   2022-01-16 22:24|| Front Page Top

#35 UK Police arrest two teens in Britain who were associated with Akram.
Posted by Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 2022-01-16 22:34||   2022-01-16 22:34|| Front Page Top

#36 #33 I knew a Russian with the surname 'German'. Definitely not German.

Common given name in both the Slavic and the Hispanic cultures (equivalent to "Herman" in each)
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-16 22:37||   2022-01-16 22:37|| Front Page Top

#37 Probing attack is my guess.

Their hypothesis: USSA, under Brandon-Kackler-Fauxi-Ferret in the Age of COVIDian hysteria-idiocy, is now a soft target, of which the "soft underbelly" is the region just north of the Rio Grande
Posted by Merrick Ferret 2022-01-16 23:11||   2022-01-16 23:11|| Front Page Top

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