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UK Arrests 2 Men in Texas Synagogue Hostage Terror
NewsMax ^ | 1/20-2022

Posted on 01/20/2022 4:50:37 AM PST by EBH

British police said Thursday they arrested two people in connection with a hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas.

Counter Terrorism Police North West said one man was arrested Thursday in Birmingham, central England, and another in the northern English city of Manchester. They were being held for questioning and had not yet been charged.

The force said it was continuing to support U.S. authorities with their investigation into Saturday's hostage incident. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death. All four hostages were unharmed.

Police did not disclose details about the two people detained Thursday. British police do not release names and details of detainees until they are charged.

On Sunday, police arrested British teenagers in Manchester as part of the investigation. They were later released without charge.

Akram was from Blackburn, an industrial city in northwest England. His family said he had been “suffering from mental health issues.”

Akram entered the United States on a tourist visa about two weeks earlier and spent time in Dallas-area homeless shelters before the attack at Congregation Beth Israel, in the suburb of Colleyville.

The FBI has called the incident “a terrorism-related matter" targeting the Jewish community.

British media, including the Guardian and the BBC, have reported that Akram was investigated by the domestic intelligence service MI5 as a possible “terrorist threat” in 2020, but authorities concluded he posed no danger, and the investigation was closed.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; islamofascists; malikfaisalakram; texas; unitedkingdom; waronterror
Guess it wasn't really mental illness...
1 posted on 01/20/2022 4:50:37 AM PST by EBH
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To: EBH

I’m sure the fbi will quickly round up his US-based helpers.


2 posted on 01/20/2022 4:54:40 AM PST by ComputerGuy (Heavily-medicated for your protection)
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To: EBH

A crime occurs in Texas and British police spring into action begin making arrests.

Meanwhile, the FBI is like “meh”.


3 posted on 01/20/2022 4:55:43 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The experts are liars. The conspiracy theorists are the people who have figured out the Truth.)
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To: EBH

If it wasn’t mental illness or white racist terrorism, the FBI will never figure out this guys motive for taking Jews hostage at a synagogue demanding the freedom of an Islamic terrorist. It’s a puzzle fer sure.


4 posted on 01/20/2022 4:59:05 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: EBH

“ British men”. No doubt defendants of Cromwell.


5 posted on 01/20/2022 5:05:13 AM PST by Kozak (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TV)
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To: EBH

How did he get a gun?


6 posted on 01/20/2022 5:07:55 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Kozak

I believe they are his sons.


7 posted on 01/20/2022 5:12:14 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!)
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To: EBH
Akram entered the United States on a tourist visa about two weeks earlier and spent time in Dallas-area homeless shelters before the attack at Congregation Beth Israel

Now, how did he enter the USA? , yet was staying in a homeless shelter. Does not compute. Did he cross the border during the on going South Texas Invasion? Was he transported from the border by Slo Joe's transportation company? (Hustling the Voters) There are a lot of questions that the news will never say a word about.

8 posted on 01/20/2022 5:47:35 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Yo-Yo

“How did he get a gun?”


Yes, while living in a homeless shelter.


9 posted on 01/20/2022 5:49:13 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: EBH

C’mon man. It was a lone , mentally deficient , nut. FBI says so. It cannot , will not , no not ever, be an organized, anti semitic, mark 1 mod 1 terrorist, sent here to do EXACTLY what he did by our “friends” the Brits.


10 posted on 01/20/2022 6:21:28 AM PST by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,tell him a lie.Want to makye a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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To: ping jockey

Always having to go outside our media to get to the truth.


11 posted on 01/20/2022 6:46:50 AM PST by EBH (Hold My Beer. 1776-2021 May God Save Us.)
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To: ComputerGuy

Biden’s terrorist plans.


12 posted on 01/20/2022 6:47:15 AM PST by EBH (Hold My Beer. 1776-2021 May God Save Us.)
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13 posted on 01/20/2022 7:42:19 AM PST by SJackson (I just think COVID is God's gift to the left, Jane Fonda)
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To: Yo-Yo

Easy. Just buy one out of the trunk of a punk. Gun control works that way, even in Texas, which hardly has any other than federal.


14 posted on 01/20/2022 7:54:58 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Buck Foe Jiden!)
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To: leaning conservative

He meant to hold the rabbi hostage, and make him call another Jooo! rabbi, who would pull the strings that all Jooos! have, being Jooos!, to spring Madmadam AlQaida. Dumb-ass plan that would require the collaboration of fellow dumbasses who believe this crap. So sons is likely.


15 posted on 01/20/2022 7:58:14 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Buck Foe Jiden!)
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To: EBH
Akram entered the United States on a tourist [terrorist] visa about two weeks earlier

Fixed.

16 posted on 01/20/2022 8:28:52 AM PST by libertylover (Our BIGGEST problem, by far, is that most of the media is hate & agenda driven, not truth driven.)
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The partisan media shills and the rest of the limo lib left is deeply saddened.

17 posted on 01/20/2022 10:19:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yes, he did not look like he was in the honor society. I’d be surprised if the sons even attended school.

These monsters have destroyed or are in the process of destroying anything good in countries around the world.


18 posted on 01/20/2022 12:21:19 PM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!)
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To: EBH

Malik Faisal Akram.


19 posted on 02/21/2022 10:48:55 AM PST by rdl6989 ( )
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