The terrorist who took hostages over the weekend in a brazen anti-Semitic, synagogue attack in Texas has been identified as a Muslim British citizen.
He also has wishes to have been one of the suicide bombers who perpetrated the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC.
The terrorist has been identified by the FBI as Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old citizen of the UK from Blackburn, Lancashire, England.
Questions Abound How Terrorists Entered the US
On Saturday morning, Akram entered a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, during a live streaming service, yelling he was armed and had “backpacks of explosives.”
He ended up holding four hostages for ten hours and also ranting for a while, demanding the release of a female Pakistani terrorist, Aafia Siddiqu, who is also known as Lady al-Qaeda.
A US-trained neuro-scientist, since 2010, Siddiqu has been serving an 86-year sentence over her involvement with al-Qaeda. According to reports, Akram demanded that Lady al-Qaeda be released from prison so that the two of them could “die together.”
Akram was gunned down after an altercation in which he agreed to release one hostage, but two other hostages ran out of the synagogue’s side door. He tried to chase them with a handgun.
It was at this point the FBI anti-terrorism unit stormed the synagogue building.
As the identity of the Muslim terrorist from the UK became clear, a report by The Daily Mail revealed shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Akram ranted he wished he died in the attacks as a suicide bomber.
While police and intelligence services in the US and UK work to investigate whether Akram may have been part of a terrorist cell, the reports raise major questions as to whether he has been monitored by British or American Security services.
They also point out US authorities don’t have “routine access” to the criminal database of the UK; this is why “his 9/11 rants” might have been missed as he was entering the United States.
NEW: Police in Manchester, UK have arrested two as part of an ongoing counterterrorism investigation connected with the hostage taking a synagogue in Texas.
The hostage taker was from the UK.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) January 16, 2022
Texas synagogue terrorist Faisal Malik was a member of Tablighi Jamaat.His travel history to Pakistan is being presently investigated, had participated in anti-Israel rallies &had also made trips with other groups of Tablighi Jamaat
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— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) January 17, 2022
The FBI says they have no idea why a Muslim man, who pledged allegiance to a jailed Muslim terrorist, would take Jews hostage inside a Texas synagogue. Yessir – it's a genuine headscratcher.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) January 16, 2022
Lived in Homeless Shelters Before Attacking Synagogue
Comments by President Biden informed the British Muslim terrorist came to the US two weeks ago, living in homeless shelters before his arrival. Biden also said he managed to buy a gun “on the street.”
Members of Akram’s family were actually working with the FBI during the 11-hour hostage drama in an attempt to convince him to surrender.
Gulbar, Akram’s younger brother, said he and other of his relatives were summoned to the Greenbank police station in the city of Blackburn to speak with the terrorist.
The Texas synagogue terrorist’s younger brother said in a statement “there was nothing” the relatives could have done to get him to give himself up. Members of the family also warned that Akram was suffering from “mental health issues.”
FBI Saturday: Texas hostage standoff at synagogue “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”
FBI Sunday: “This is a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted”
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) January 17, 2022
The FBI FINALLY admits that hostage-taker at a Texas synagogue was an anti-Semitic terror attack.
Why does the federal government struggle to call terrorists, terrorists?
— Breanna Morello (@BreannaMorello) January 17, 2022
The Biden administration doesn’t consider the Texas synagogue attack a hate crime because the terrorist was fully vaccinated.
— Mini AOC (@RealMiniAOC) January 17, 2022