The FBI was forced to kill an actual terrorist for a change.
The British suspect who died after allegedly taking Jewish worshippers hostage at a Texas synagogue had been banned from a U.K. courthouse two decades ago for allegedly making disparaging remarks to staff members after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil, according to a report.
The suspect, 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, was restricted from the Blackburn Magistrates’ Court in September 2001 due to an outburst about the New York City attack, UK’s The Telegraph reported.
Just a day after Manhattan’s World Trade Center was struck by jihad pilots, Akram was accused of remarking to Lancashire court ushers, “you should have been on the f****** plane,” Peter Wells, the deputy justice clerk, wrote in a letter detailing the Lancashire magistrates’ committee’s decision to ban him.
The FBI on Sunday identified the British national who died at the scene after allegedly taking hostages at a Texas synagogue during an hours-long standoff this weekend.
Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, was the “hostage taker” at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, near Fort Worth, Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno with the FBI Dallas Field Office confirmed in an email to Fox News Digital.
The alleged suspect who took hostages at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday claims to be the brother of a terrorist who is incarcerated in Texas after she was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan.
ABC News reported:
The suspect’s sister is a known terrorist who is incarcerated at Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth and he is demanding to have the sister freed, according to the source.
“One suspect has taken the rabbi and three others hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, TX. The hostage-taker is claiming to be armed and says his sister is Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted in New York of trying to kill US military personnel,” ABC News correspondent Aaron Katersky tweeted. “Hostage taker is Muhammad Siddiqui and claims to be Aafia Siddiqui’s brother. He is demanding her freedom from an 86-year prison sentence.”
Aafia Siddiqui is “linked to al Qaeda and was convicted in 2010 of attempting to kill Americans in Afghanistan,” Foreign Policy reported. “Siddiqui … who’s known in counterterrorism circles as ‘Lady al Qaeda,’ has been linked to 9/11 ringleader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and was once on the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists list. Educated in the United States — she studied at M.I.T. and received a doctorate from Brandeis — Siddiqui was arrested in 2008 in Afghanistan carrying sodium cyanide, as well as documents describing how to make chemical weapons and dirty bombs and how to weaponize Ebola. When FBI and military officials tried to question Siddiqui, she grabbed a weapon left on the table in her interrogation room and fired upon them.”
Law enforcement officials in the Dallas-Fort Worth area responded to the incident on Saturday at Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.
“We are currently conducting SWAT operations around the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Rd. All residents in the immediate area are being evacuated. Please avoid the area,” the Colleyville Police Department wrote. “UPDATE 1/15/22, 1:20 PM The situation at the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road posted about earlier remains ongoing. We ask that you continue to avoid the area. We will continue to provide updates via social media.”
Three remaining hostages at a Texas synagogue were “out alive and safe,” ending an ordeal that began hours earlier, according to a Twitter message late Saturday from Gov. Greg Abbott.
“Prayers answered,” Abbott wrote. “All hostages are out alive and safe.”
Not long before the governor’s message, a loud bang and the sound of gunfire were heard at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, near Fort Worth, as authorities worked to free the hostages, The Associated Press reported.
“The subject is deceased,” Colleyville police Chief Michael Miller told reporters at a news conference around 11:20 p.m. ET. The identity of the hostage taker was not being immediately released.
As the Texas synagogue hostage situation played out, Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel suggested that it was connected to white supremacy while President Joe Biden called it an act of terror and then proclaimed that there wasn’t “sufficient information” to know why it happened.
Nessel appeared on MSNBC on Saturday to make her outrageous insinuation just about an hour after the Islamic attacker demanded the release of terrorist Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, better known as “Lady al Qaeda” after taking hostages at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. Nessel adamantly stated that her “biggest concern” was that the siege was a “hate crime” or “domestic terrorism,” and then suggested “white supremacy organizations” could be behind the attack.
“We have seen an incredible rise in rhetoric that is antisemitic being trafficked all around the country,” she charged and noted “an exponential rise in the formation and the membership of these extremist organizations, many of which are white supremacy organizations, and they traffic in hatred against Jews and other minorities.”
“If it does turn out that is the motivating factor here, it would hardly be a surprise,” Nessel commented, evidently attempting to stir incitement.