Malik Faisal Akram

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Malik Faisal Akram (died January 15, 2022) was a Pakistani born,[1] British resident of Blackburn[2] Islamic bigot[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][2][10][11][12][13] (44 at his death), believed to have flown from the United Kingdom to the U.S.[14][15][16] on Dec 29, 2021,[17][18] posing as a homeless man and abused the kindness of others by appearing as if asking for charity,[19] at a Reformed Jewish Temple in Colleyville, TX, on Saturday, Jan 15, 2022, holding four people hostage, including the rabbi.

He used racist[11] and other profanities and ranted about Islam.[20][21][22] He demanded the release of 'Lady Al Qaeda' - Pakistani "scientist" Islamic terrorist Aafiya Siddiqui (referring to her as his "sister"), who plotted to carry out mass murder via chemical attacks[23][24] in NY, targeting the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building,[25] (with two kilos[17] of poison sodium cyanide), among other crimes. The racist Muslim demanded that any juror at her trial take a DNA test to check if he or she is Jewish.[26]

Jihadi groups want the U.S. to free Aafia Siddiqui.[27] U.S. News & World Report reported that, ISIS also offered Kayle Mueller in exchange as well. A group was asked by a local pastor to act as a "go-between with Siddiqui’s family after the Islamic State group demanded a prisoner exchange."[28]

Prior to his attack

After arriving in NY from the UK, he purchased a cell phone with a New York area code, among others, he also called his family in the UK to ask for money and tell them he was headed to Texas to get a "wife." Two days later he boarded a flight to Texas, while in the Dallas area, stayed at the OurCalling homeless shelter since Jan 2.[29]

He stayed at least one night in a motel in Irving, TX.

Days Before the attack he prayed in a mosque in Irving and became agitated when he was refused to stay the night.[30]

Akram purchased the gun on Jan 13 (two days before his attack) and had told the seller, it was going to be used for “intimidation” to get money from someone with an outstanding debt.[31]

Akram had really sought 'a machine gun or a weapon that contains a large number of bullets.'[32]


On Saturday, Jan 15, at around 11:00 local time, Akram approached the building claiming to be a homeless man,[33]

One hostage was released after six hours at around 5 pm,[34] as the Rabbi initially thought it's a homeless person at the door, the rabbi let him in, "because He appeared to need shelter." As he was praying, he heard a click,[35] the sound of the hostage-taker's gun, beginning an ordeal, described as "terrifying."[33]

Akram initially released one of the four hostages,[33] who was not injured.

He used old canard about Jews in his "reasoning" for his targeting.[10][3][12]

Suddenly, towards the end,[36] he threatened to shoot each one of them and told them "to get on their knees." At one moment, the rabbi, who like many in the Jewish community went through defensive training[37] by FBI & ADL (due to anti-Semitic attacks):
threw a chair at Akram and yelled for them to run. One of the hostages sprinted for the door, practically picking up the other hostage as he ran because he was worried the man wouldn’t make it quickly enough.[3]
They were not 'rescued.' They escaped,[3][35] thank God.[38][39]

In his last phone call to his brother, Akram stated that he had been “praying to Allah for two years for this” and intended to die, as a so-called "martyr."[40]

At the end, after some 11 hours of traumatic standoff, Akram was shot and killed, by the SWAT team.[18] Unaware that the hostages just were already exiting by themselves, the FBI entered from different sides, killing the attacker.[41][34]


The rabbi leading a healing prayer two days later, began by thanking law enforcement, his congregation and the community for support and noted Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an example of how powerful love can be. He became emotional at moments, saying the turnout and support is a testament to community empathy. “Your presence means the world,” he said.

After 48 hours, songs and prayers began the process towards healing.[39] He thanked God:[39][38][39]
“Thank God — thank God. It could have been so much worse, and I am overflowing, truly overflowing, with gratitude,” he told his congregation.

Family: "Mental health issues" / radicalized Muslim

As is typical in recent years, (specifically with racists and bigots who don't fit one certain[42] profile) his family tried to play the "he had mental issues"[15] card.

Yet again, on a Pakistani site, the same family claimed Akram was a "business-minded and clever person" 'radicalized' in the UK.[43]

Back home in Blackburn his organized Islamic community hopes Allah will "bless him with the highest ranks of Paradise".[44]

Personal doctor: No mental health issues!

Challenging the widespread claim that Akram supposedly "suffered" mental health problems, the attacker’s former GP stated that he was “a confident man who didn’t need any mental help”, and had no mental health complaints on his medical notes.[45]

Islamist anti-Semitism: Pakistanis "branch"

Matthew DeSarno was ripped[46][47][42][48] with his most weird "statement" white washing antisemitism by a real-terrorist, Islamic bigot, anti-Semite[4][6][7][8][5][49][11] specifically targeting Jews.[50][13]

Human rights activist:[51]
DeSarno's comments were “not a mere slip-up” but are “symptomatic of a widespread failure with law enforcement to understand the problems of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.” 

FBI contradicted DeSarno's initial comments and said the attack "targeted" the Jewish community.[52]

The FBI (updated its statement) on Jan 17, 2022:[9][52]
"This is a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted, and is being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force ...We never lose sight of the threat extremists pose to the Jewish community and to other religious, racial, and ethnic groups."

Days later, om Jan 21, DeSarno admitted in:[47]

calling it a "hate crime and an act of terrorism." "This was both a hate crime and an act of terrorism," ... that the incident "was committed by a terrorist espousing an anti-Semitic worldview" and had "intentionally targeted."
  • Biden reacted to the hostage taking event:[16]
    “This was an act of terror,” Biden said, adding that he doesn’t know why Congregation Beth Israel was targeted, or “why he insisted on the release of someone who’s been a prisoner for over 10 years” and used “antisemitic and anti-Israeli” language.
  • UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson[2]
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he "absolutely stands in solidarity with the Jewish community, both in the UK and indeed in Texas". His official spokesman said: "This was a terrible and anti-Semitic act of terrorism."
  • The Muslim Council of Britain said:[53][54]
    "The act is all the more reprehensible since it was instigated at a place of worship where Jews were targeted," said the organisation's secretary general Zara Mohammed. "This was, quite simply, a hate crime and an act of antisemitism."

  • The Antisemitic tropes cited by the Texas synagogue hostage-taker Akram have deep and painful roots.[10] He used profanities against Jews too in his last phone call to his brother amid his attack.[11][12] The entire concept of targeting of Jews --by a British Muslim over a Pansitani terrorist-- is already racist, anti-Semitic.[13]

  • Eight months earlier, on May 2021, Akram threatened to kill Jews.[11]

The hatred of Jews, like the hatred of all non-Muslims, is a crucial motive for Islamic terrorism.[44]

'Lady Al Qaeda' Siddiqui has a history of vicious antisemitism.[55]

  • 'Lady Al Qaeda' Siddiqui peddled Mohamed Al-Amir Atta father of 911 ringleader's invented twisted theory about Islamist-butchery on 911. And as mentioned, she demanded DNA testing for jurors of her trial, to "know" who is Jewish.[26]

  • After 'Lady Al Qaeda' Siddiqui was arrested in Afghanistan for her part in plotting al-Qaeda terrorist attacks in the US, UK and Pakistan, shooting at US Army troops as they detained her, she said the case against her was a Jewish conspiracy.[50]

  • 'Lady Al Qaeda' Siddiqui dismissed her legal defense team because she said the lawyers were Jewish.[50][12]

  • After the trial, 'Lady Al Qaeda' Siddiqui herself wrote a letter to then-President Barack Obama, according to Deborah Scroggins in her 2012 book, “Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui” Some twisted 'theory' about Jews.[55]

Journalist notes,[42] that the (biased) Associated Press made no mention of any of this. Instead, the AP dutifully quoted the CAIR lobby. Pro terror, hate mongers Jew-baiters.[56][57][58] (With or without that blanket "just criticizing Israel" mantra/mask).

  • The vicious Islamic anti-Semitic motivated murder of journalist Daniel Pearl (2002).[59][60]

Iyaz Ali, a Pakistani-born British national, born in 1970. He admitted to being a member of the UK-based Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), which is suspected of supporting Hamas. He admitted to working for IRW's Gaza branch as a project director since December 2005; he worked to transfer funds and assistance to various Hamas institutions and organizations, including the Al Wafa and Al Tzalah associations, which have been outlawed in Israel. He also admitted that he worked in Jordan and cooperated with local Hamas operatives.

Incriminating files were found on Ali's computer, including documents that attested to the organization's ties with illegal Hamas funds abroad (in the

UK and in Saudi Arabia) and in Nablus. Also found were photographs of swastikas superimposed on IDF symbols, of senior Nazi German officials, of Osama Bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, as well as many photographs of Hamas military activities.

  • Worth mentioning, at the Islamist massacre at 2008 Mumbai Attack by Pakistani Jihadists:[62]
    According to radio transmissions picked up by Indian intelligence, the attackers “would be told by their handlers in Pakistan that the lives of Jews were worth 50 times those of non-Jews.” Injuries reported on some of the bodies indicate they may have been tortured.

  • Pakistani-origin Labour MP, Naz Shah admitted of being anti-Semitic,[63] though, apologized.[64]

  • In 2018, a Pakistani[65] stated what is known:
    The Pakistanis overwhelmingly admire Hitler and quote his alleged words that "I could have killed all Jews but left some of them so world can..." An educated rememberance of holocaust is needed.

Indeed, AZ (@ahmedziyadmv) on May 12, 2021, and Mahnoor Sajid (@Merriediona) on May 18, 2021 quoted this fake quote, which apparently first appeared/invented in Arab circles in 2009.[66] Quoted at Al-Sahafa (Sudan), January 11, 2009,[67] by Egyptian Islamic cleric on July 11, 2010,[68] promoted at two separate "Palestinian" schools Facebook in 2012, on Jan 26,[69] and on May 22.[70] And of course by Pakistani Veena Malik in May 2021,[71] as well as by Pakistani politician Kanwal Shauzab[72] the same month. It appears also in Malay, since at least Feb 2009.[73]

  • Oct 14, 2018 antisemitic brutal attack on a 60-year-old Hassidic Jew in Brooklyn by Pakistani immigrant, taxi driver Farrukh Afzal.[74]

  • CAIR's Zahra Billoo: with her: "textbook vile, anti-Semitic, conspiracy-laden garbage" is Pakistani-American.[75][76]

Worse is, CAIR's stubbornness in refusing to denonce Biloo, her venom.[77]

(Other noted Pakistani Muslims' pro-Hitler outburst:

  • A wave of Pakistani Muslims' citation of alleged quotes by Adolf Hitler and veiled praise for the Holocaust at least since 2014.[78][79] (Some boast Hitlerism in profile[80]).

  • Tasleem Riaz.

Pakistani-Canadian  praising Hitler online.[81]

  • Omar Chowdhury.
    University of Bristol Students’ Union’s Black and Minority Ethnic officer, told Jewish student to ‘be like Israel and cease to exist.’[82]

  • Kamran Ishtiaq.

Birmingham-based President of UK's Pakistani Youth Council who in 2014 said he would 'salute' Hitler,[83] in 2019, reaffirmed his views. [84]

  • Adeel Raja.
    CNN freelance Pakistani journalist tweeted, May 2021, 'the world today needs a Hitler.'[85] CNN had to fire him after multiple pro-Hitler tweets.[86][87]

  • Veena Malik.

Famous Pakistani actress, quotes Hitler about killing Jews.[71][88]

  • In May 2021, Pakistan's parliament, Muslim bigot Kanwal Shauzab, colleague from Imran Khan's ruling party called for Jihad against Israel and praised Hitler for killing Jews.[72]

  • Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Pakistan's top diplomat, made anti-Semitic remark during CNN interview about Gaza conflict Guardian of Walls - May 2021.[89]

  • Shahid Hussain.

Accused of hate crimes in Chicago, for spray-painting yellow swastikas on a synagogue and on the grounds of a Jewish high school in Rogers Park. He wore fake 'Hitler' mustache in Facebook post.[90][91][92] Shahid Hussain, was found also allegedly wearing a fake Hitler mustache and doing a Nazi salute in a Facebook post.[93] 'A textbook case of a hate crime.’ [94]

  • Mian Dawood.

Pakistani journalist urges Allah for another Hitler.[95][96][97]


  • In 2015, a teacher, Mahmudul Choudhury, admitted racially-aggravated offence aimed at Jews after sharing photo of former Nazi leader on Facebook, adding that "he was right."[98] He was, banned from classroom.[99]

UN Watch recalls:[100]

May 20, 2021—Pakistan FM says Jews have "deep pockets" & "they control media."

May 27, 2021—Pakistan sponsors UNHRC inquiry targeting Israel.

July 25, 2022—Miloon Kothari, member of the Pakistan-sponsored UNHRC inquiry, rants about "the Jewish Lobby."

Kothari has been accused by the United States, Czechia, Germany, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, Australia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungry, Belgium, Italy[101] and the president of the UNHRC of making antisemitic remarks disputing Israel's right to exist and supporting antisemitic conspiracy theories about the "Jewish Lobby" controlling social media.[102] See: United_Nations#Miloon_Kothari_-_UNHRC

  • Rizwan Mustafa, founding chairman of the West Midlands Muslim police officers association shared disturbing anti-semitic content.[103]

  • In July 2023, after Israeli diplomat's statement on Pakistan, pro-Military Pakistani politicians lambast Israel, Zionists, Amand Jews, deem populist Politician Imran Khan A 'Jewish Agent',

[104] despite his own Israelophobia.

  • At the barbarian Iran/Hamas/PIJ onslaught Oct 2023 which led to Swords of Iron, Islamist-Nazi Afnan Ullah Khan, Pakistani senator: "Now the world knows 'why Hitler killed the Jews."[105]

  • Following the October 7, 2023 attacks by Hamas in Israel, Pakistan's Urdu-language daily Roznama Jasarat published an antisemitic article promoting the Quranic narrative of Jews as (supposed) traitors[sic], heretics, cruel[sic] and cunning[sic] people, and the killers of prophets. It listed in which years various European nations expelled Jews for their ".. deeds.".. It also invented a an attempted to rewrite history idea in an attempt to "justify" the Holocaust.[106]

  • Jan 2024, Pakistani imam Muhammad Ansar Butt, preaches Jew-hate in Belgian parliament - "three months to the day after Hamas's bloodthirsty massacre of Jews."[107]

  • Manchester, England: Tory local election candidate, Azmat Husain, stands down after ‘jew pigs[sic]’ social media post. (2024)[108]

[Reminder, neither Islamic Pakistan nor Islamic Iran share any borders or have any "land disputes" with Israel.]
(Related: Maham K. Ghuman of John Jay College, asked for another Hitler and praised him. Posted in support of Muslims in Palestine. (May 2021)[109][110][111])

Islamic bigots' theories

Just like the Islamic atrocity on 911, Islamists, already, floated online "theories" dentying it has happened at all. Some of the radicals rather hailing it.[112]

Red flags

Serious questions arose with reports, the Islamist Akram was actually on MI5's list, but then was downgraded. And how he could have obtained a visa, entry to the US.[17][49]

It was Akram's raving[17] the day after Islamists' 911 attack that murdered almost 3,000 innocent lives. He repeatedly expressed to court he wished he'd been (also) on those planes, (like the 19 hijackers) to massacre the people.[40][1]

Somehow, by 2021 Akram, who had a criminal record in the UK, had moved from the active list to the "former subject of interest" list and was no longer considered a threat.[113]

In addition, authorities on the UK are very concerned how Akrams' threatening of killing Hews some 8 months earlier, in May 2021, was not dealt with properly.[45]

Further investigation

In the United Kingdom, the British police arrested[114][2] Akram's two sons who were in touch with him during his attack.[53]

Family background

His parents had emigrated to the U.K. from Pakistan in the 1960s,[1] settled in Blackburn, a town in Lancashire, England, with a significant population of immigrants who arrived from Pakistan and India beginning in the 1960s. His father founded a small mosque.[9]

On Jan 26 2022, UK Police said, they arrested another two men in Manchester over the case.[115]

Islamic lobbies

The attack came after[76] mainstream Muslim groups in the US held a "Free Dr. Aafia Advocacy Day" in Washington D.C., where they met with congressional offices and lobbied for 'Lady Al Qaeda' Siddiqui’s release.[116] Especially, the Islamist lobby: CAIR.[76][117][118]

And after CAIR's Z. Billoo anti-Jewish incitement in a "pro palestine" event.[76]

As a "moderate" intolerant Islamist group, CAIR blames "the jooz". A mere week before the Muslim terrorist attacked the Texas Temple in a bid to free CAIR’s favorite terrorist, 'Lady Al-Qaeda,' aka Aafia Siddiqui, the hate group released another of its increasingly discredited “Islamophobia” reports seeking to cut off donations to Jewish and anti-terror groups.[119]

Days before the "Islamophobia" so-called report by CAIR, the group was actually listed on Wiesenthal Center's Global Anti-Semites List, as among 10 of the world's worst anti-Semitic organizations.[120]

Pakistan government

From an analysis:[121]
This is a curious case, where a Government has so openly come out to support an Al Qaeda terrorist exposing its own nefarious designs, how Pakistan harbours Al Qaeda militants and uses them too, all the while giving false assurances to the Americans that  it is helping them to finish Al Qaeda, which is very much active and calling shots more after lying low for some time until the Taliban consolidated its takeover of Afghanistan in 2021.

ISIS inspired?

It has been suggested an ISIS connection or at least inspiration:[122]

We have, of course, over the years seen numerous such lone-wolf attacks, especially those consisting of Muslims randomly driving vehicles into people (Nice, France, 2016, with 86 people killed being only the most notorious) or going on stabbing sprees (the London Bridge incident, with two killed, being only the most notorious).

But the aforementioned Rocket.Chat communiqués, which appeared in December 2021, had another message:

Imagine with me, brothers, if Muslim refugees in Crusader Europe took hostages while the pigs [Christians] celebrate their polytheistic holidays and forced the European crusaders to order their angry dogs to release our sisters from the Al-Hawl and Ain Issa camps or else they would cut off the pigs' heads.

Akram did, however, make one minor alteration: he took hostage, not the "pigs" (one of Islam's epithets for Christians), but rather their partners in the infamous "Crusader-Zionist" alliance, the "apes" (one of Islam's epithet for Jews).  He did so not while Christians "celebrate their polytheistic holidays," but rather while Jews, whom Islam also accuses of polytheism, worshiped on their holy day, the Sabbath.  And he did it all, as ISIS had declared on Rocket.Chat, "to release our sisters," with Lady al-Qaeda — whom Akram repeatedly referred to as a "sister" — being the poster child of female Muslim prisoners.

Follow-up jihadists

Following the attacks, ISIS supporters praised the attacker: "His Jihad will be remembered; he succeeded in advocating for Aafia Siddiqui like no one has in a long time."[123] British Pro-ISIS preacher Anjem Choudary used the incident as an opportunity to launch a new twitter storm demanding release of Cyanide Lady Al Qaeda.[124]

Emboldened neo-Nazis

Less than 10 days after the Islamic bigot's attack and the ancient "conspiracy" theory/ies widely reported, neo-Nazi type flyers (GDL)[125][126] were distributed in 6 different States, recycling-redistributing the infamous garbage forgery "protocolos," and attempting very hard to find anyone that listens to Italian Fauci that is maybe in part or connected to some Jewish origin - true or false. Next step, is to lie that they are somehow all "comnected." Carefully eliminating all who--as hard a they try can not be connected to anything Jewish-- Not to mention, of course, Jews like all groups are diverse, (the entire spectrum including in politics or outside of) and the spreading Hitleristic hate about "the jooz". But you won't catch these anti-Jew obsessed with such "lists" like of highest charitable group,[127] for example.

Indeed, in Feb 2022, similar 'garbage'[128] flyers were put by the neo Nazis at Colleyville, Texas near where the Islamic bigot did his deed. [129]

The same group distributed flyers in the same satanic style at Ukraine-Russia war days, in an attempt to incite against Jews.[130] On 2022 the leader of this pathetic gang was fined over offensive banner at Auschwitz.[131]

BBC's huge problem

The terrible coverage of the BBC on the event, proved again its 'serious issue with Jews.'[132]

That's besides BBC admitting they shouldn't have put 'hostages' in quotes in coverage of Texas hostage siege.[133]

The BBC was placed 3rd on Wiesenthal Center's antisemitism 2021 top ten list, (following only by Islamic fasistic Iran which also added a time frame for eliminating Israel and its nuclear program is the highest menace and genocidal Hamas not backing an iota of its genocidal charter and during Guardian of Walls---its barrage attack on civilians while using its own civilians to--make sure people die and its supporters spread hatred globally).

The center criticized the BBC for falsely reporting that Jews attacked in London had made anti-Muslim slurs, and for hiring reporters who tweeted antisemitic posts. BBC reporter Tala Halawa was mentioned specifically for tweeting “Hitler was right.”

Note, BBC's fake reporting, is about the racist Islamic attack on religious students on Chanukah, accompanied by the Nazi salute while shouting free Palestine.[135]



In 2019, an astonishing 60 percent of all victims of anti-religious hate crimes were specifically targeted because of the offender’s anti-Jewish bias, according to the FBI [7]. Compare that to 13.2 percent due to anti-Muslim bias and 3.8 percent due to anti-Catholic bias.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Danielle Wallace, Texas synagogue hostage suspect was banned from UK court over 'threatening' 9/11 outburst: report, Fox News, Jan 18, 2022.
    After 9/11 attack, Malik Faisal Akram yelled at British court clerks, 'you should have been on the f****** plane' ... 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. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Texas synagogue siege: British hostage taker named as Malik Faisal Akram - as two teenagers arrested in Manchester, Sky News, Jan 17, 2022
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 K Johnson, ‘Stop this blind hatred.’ Colleyville hostage says gunman went on anti-Jewish rant, Star-Telegram, Jan 18, 2022.
    Suddenly, Cytron-Walker threw a chair at Akram and yelled for them to run. Cohen sprinted for the door, practically picking up the other hostage as he ran because he was worried the man wouldn’t make it quickly enough. Cohen burst through the exit door, Cytron-Walker right behind him.

    As he ran, Cohen stumbled and hit the ground. He climbed into the hedges nearby as he heard Akram at the door behind him. Akram went back inside and, less than a minute later, the hostage team entered the synagogue. Gunshots rang out, followed by an explosive bang. Akram was dead.

    “We escaped. We did it on our own,” Cohen said. “Because we knew, we had gone through this course so we knew what to do and how to turn the odds just a little bit into our favor.”

    ... The stereotypes and hate that Jewish people face played a direct role in Beth Israel being targeted, Cohen said. That prejudice must end, he said, and everyone has to play a role in stopping it.

    “This guy was not the typical guy who comes in and just wants to kill Jews and comes in guns blazing and kills everybody,” he said. “He did what he did because of the tropes — they are ancient, they go on, they continue.”
  4. 4.0 4.1 Call the hostage-taking at Colleyville synagogue what it is: evil terrorism, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial Board, Jan 15, 2022.

    ... The innocent Colleyville congregants have nothing to do with the case of Aafia Siddiqui, whom the hostage-taker reportedly mentioned. Congregation Beth Israel seems to have been targeted simply because its members are Jewish. Nothing can justify that.

    It’s especially twisted to target a religious congregation as it worships in a sacred space. So many houses of faith do so much to help others without regard for whatever political or foreign policy issues are driving us apart.

    Jewish people have had to live with general scapegoating for centuries, and synagogues constantly have to deal with specific threats. ...
  5. 5.0 5.1 J. Choi, Texas Republican: FBI probe into synagogue hostage taker spreads..., TheHill, Jan 16, 2022.
    Appearing on CNN's "State of The Union" on Sunday, McCaul told host Jake Tapper that the incident "this is a disturbing case that demonstrates that antisemitism is unfortunately alive and well."
  6. 6.0 6.1 Liz Truss@trussliz Tweeted (Jan 16, 2022):
    My thoughts are with the Jewish community and all those affected by the appalling act in Texas. We condemn this act of terrorism and anti-semitism. We stand with US in defending the rights and freedoms of our citizens against those who spread hate.
  7. 7.0 7.1 K. Rahman, Biden Vows To 'Stand Against' Anti-Semitism After Colleyville Hostage Standoff, Newsweek, Jan 16, 2022
  8. 8.0 8.1 WJC President: The attack on Texas synagogue is an attack on all of us, INN, Jan 16, 2022.
    WJC President Ronald S. Lauder expresses solidarity with Colleyville, Texas Jewish community.
    "Once again, on Shabbat, a day of prayer and solemn contemplation, a synagogue is the target of a vicious attack during which its rabbi and congregants are being held hostage by an antisemite intent on harming all that is decent in our troubled world," Lauder said in a statement.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 J. Hassan, W. Booth, FBI investigating Texas synagogue attack as terrorism as U.K. takes two teens into custody, The Washington Post, Jan 17, 2022.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Annabelle Timsit, Antisemitic tropes cited by the Texas synagogue hostage-taker have deep and painful roots, Washington Post, Jan 18, 2022
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Texas synagogue terrorist ranted about "f***ing Jews" in last call to family made during siege, 1/20/2022.

    The British terrorist who took four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue ranted about the "f***ing Jews" in the final phone call he made to his family during the siege, a recording obtained exclusively by the JC reveals.

    In a chilling conversation with his brother in Blackburn from inside the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Malik Faisal Akram, 44, said:

    "I'm opening the doors for every youngster in England to enter America and f*** with them". Addressing fellow jihadists, he shouted:

    "Live your f***ing life bro, you f***ing coward. We’re coming to f***ing America. F*** them if they want to f*** with us. We’ll give them f***ing war." ...

    When urged by Gulbar to end the siege, do time in prison and come back to his family, Akram shouted that he had been “praying to Allah for two years for this” and intended to die. "I'd rather live one day as a lion than 100 years as a jackal,” he said.

    "I'm going to go toe-to-toe with [police] and they can shoot me dead … I’m coming home in a body bag.”

    He added: "I promised my brother on his deathbed that I'd go down a martyr.” One of his younger brothers died three months ago, reportedly from Covid.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Yair Rosenberg, Why So Many People Still Don't Understand Anti-Semitism, The Atlantic, Jan 18, 2022.
    Speaking about Jews as symbols is always uncomfortable, and that’s especially the case when bullet holes are still fresh in the sanctuary. But the sad fact is, that’s why the Texas congregants were attacked in the first place: because Jews play a sinister symbolic role in the imagination of so many that bears no resemblance to their lived existence.

    After Akram pulled a gun on the congregation, he demanded to speak to the rabbi of New York’s Central Synagogue, who he claimed could authorize the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman serving an attempted murder sentence in a Fort Worth facility near Beth Israel. Obviously, this is not how the prison system works. “This was somebody who literally thought that Jews control the world,” Beth Israel Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker told The Forward. “He thought he could come into a synagogue, and we could get on the phone with the ‘Chief Rabbi of America’ and he would get what he needed.”

    ...because this expression of anti-Jewish prejudice is so different from other forms of bigotry, many people don’t recognize it...

    For an example, just look at what happened in Texas. An anti-Semitic gunman took a synagogue hostage in the false hope that its parishioners could somehow free a federal prisoner. That prisoner herself was sentenced to 86 years in jail after she tried to fire her Jewish lawyers at trial, demanded that Jews be excluded from the jury, and declared that her guilty verdict came “from [sic] Israel and not from America.” One hateful person after another was destroyed by their own delusions. And such debilitating delusions can reverberate outward.

    Neither Mead nor Ward is Jewish. The former is a noted white historian and the son of a southern priest; the latter is a Black activist who fights white nationalism. Yet despite coming from different places, both have devoted much of their work to combatting anti-Jewish prejudice, and for the same reason: It threatens democracy itself.

    “Anti-Semitism isn’t just bigotry toward the Jewish community,” Ward explains. “It is actually utilizing bigotry toward the Jewish community in order to deconstruct democratic practices, and it does so by framing democracy as a conspiracy rather than a tool of empowerment or a functional tool of governance.” In other words, the more people buy into anti-Semitism and its understanding of the world, the more they lose faith in democracy.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Rob Eshman, Op-Ed: The Texas hostage-taking was a symptom of conspiracy theories run amok, The LA Times, Jan 17, 2022.
    Why would a British Muslim threaten four Texas Jews over the actions of a Pakistani in Afghanistan in 2008?
  14. Dan Frosch, Texas Hostage Taker Identified as British Citizen, MSN, Jan 16, 2022
    Mr. Akram is believed to have flown from Britain to the U.S. in recent days.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Texas synagogue siege: British hostage taker named as Malik Faisal Akram - as family say they are 'devastated', Sky News, Jan 16, 2022.
    The 44-year-old was not living in the United States but had recently travelled there before carrying out the attack on the synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday, Sky News understands.
  16. 16.0 16.1 FBI identifies 44-year-old man as suspected hostage-taker at Colleyville synagogue, Dallas News, Jan 16, 2022.

    Malik Faisal Akram is the sole suspect in the incident and there is no indication any other people were involved, authorities say....

    “This was an act of terror,” Biden said, adding that he doesn’t know why Congregation Beth Israel was targeted, or “why he insisted on the release of someone who’s been a prisoner for over 10 years” and used “antisemitic and anti-Israeli” language.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Tom Wells, Claudia Aoraha, Brit synagogue terrorist Malik Faisal Akram investigated by MI5 just MONTHS before Texas siege , The Sun, Jan 18, 2022.


    ...The covert MI5 probe into his Islamic extremism lasted at least a month, sources confirmed...

    It comes as Akram's brother also raised concerns as to how the gunman managed to get a US visa despite having a criminal record.  He was not on US "no-fly" lists despite the oddball's clear links to Islamic extremism dating back at least 20 years.  It also emerged that he was barred from entering Blackburn Magistrates’ Court for repeatedly threatening and abusing the court staff as long ago as 2001. Deputy justice clerk Peter Wells slammed Akram as a "menace" at the time...

    After issuing a warning to him, Lancashire magistrates' committee decided to slap him with a ban for raving about 9/11 just hours after the terror attack that claimed nearly 3,000 lives...

    Akram jetted into New York's JFK airport on December 29.  US officials say he bought a gun in a "private sale" before slipping into the synagogue at 11am on Saturday, pretending to be a homeless man...

    Akram's focus on Siddiqu, dubbed "Lady al-Qaeda", was unclear...

    She was found with two kilos of poison sodium cyanide and plans for chemical attacks on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky, William Booth and Jennifer Hassan, Texas synagogue attacker had contact with someone in U.S., was fatally shot by FBI during standoff, Washington Post, Jan 18, 2022
  19. Jessika Harkay, James Hartley and Domingo Ramirez Jr., Texas officials say all hostages safe, out of Colleyville synagogue; hostage-taker dead, Star-Telegram, Jan 16, 2022.

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization with more than 400.000 members, said in a statement, “It’s no accident that a synagogue was chosen for this attack.”

    “By all available information this was a well-planned scenario designed to gain entrance .. by posing as a homeless man,” Simon Wiesenthal Center CEO and founder Rabbi Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, associate dean and director of global social action, wrote in the statement. “The terrorist and those who planned this attack counted on the kindness of a rabbi to gain entry ...”
  20. Jessika Harkay, James Hartley, and Domingo Ramirez Jr., Texas officials say all hostages safe, out of Colleyville synagogue; hostage-taker dead, Star-Telegram, January 16, 2022.
    The man, who used profanities, repeatedly mentioned his "sister," Islam and that he thought he was going to die...
  21. Haraprasad Das, Man Takes Rabbi, Others Hostage at Texas Synagogue | SWAT Team Responds, Pragativadi, Jan 16, 2022.
    At least three others remained with the hostage-taker—who burst into the synagogue outside Dallas early Saturday, ranting about Islam and calling for Aafia Siddiqui’s release—all while being recorded on a Facebook livestream.
  22. Hostages Freed, Suspect Dead in Synagogue Siege, Daily Beast, Jan 16, 2022.


    Corbin Bolies, Justin Rohrlich, Rachel Williams, Blake Montgomery

    Updated Jan. 16, 2022

    The release of the hostages ended a standoff that began when a man burst into Congregation Beth Israel on Saturday morning, ranting about Islam and calling for the release of a convicted terrorist from federal prison—all while being recorded on a Facebook livestream...
  23. Basil Katz, Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui loses appeal on shooting conviction, Reuters, November 5, 2012.

    She was arrested in July 2008 by Afghan police, who said she was carrying two pounds (900 grams) of sodium cyanide and crumpled notes referring to mass casualty attacks and New York landmarks.

    The day after her arrest, she grabbed an M-4 rifle in her interrogation room and started shooting while yelling “death to America,” the trial jury heard. No U.S. agents or soldiers were hit, but Siddiqui was shot and wounded in response, according to U.S. prosecutors.

    Siddiqui’s defense lawyers, three of whom were paid by the Pakistani government, argued that their client had shot at the U.S. officials in a panic and said the crime lacked any connection to terrorism.
  24. Brie Stimson, Who is Aafia Siddiqui, Texas inmate known as 'Lady Al Qaeda'?, Yahoo News, Jan 16, 2022.
    She was arrested in 2008 in Afghanistan in connection with an alleged Al-Qaeda plot for a "mass casualty attack" in the U.S. and other places, authorities said, according to the Morning News. After she was taken into custody she reportedly fired at U.S. interrogators with an M4 assault rifle belonging to a U.S. Army officer.

    When she was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008, she was found with documents showing how to make dirty bombs, chemical weapons and how to weaponize the Ebola virus. She had sodium cyanide on her, authorities said. She is also alleged to have ties to Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, considered the main architect for 9/11. She reportedly worked as a courier for him and was briefly married to his nephew, Ammar al-Baluchi, a Guantánamo Bay prisoner accused of sending money to the 9/11 hijackers.

  25. A Gendar, 'Lady Al Qaeda' cries foul: Accused terrorist Aafia Siddiqui says toss Jews from jury pool, NY Daily News, Jan 14, 2010.

    She even tried to toss a handwritten note to prosecutors requesting time each day to pray. Berman said time would be set aside...

    Prosecutors argue she screamed, "Allah Akbar" and vowed to kill Americans before she was wrestled to the ground. She allegedly had two pounds of poisonous sodium cyanide and hundreds of pages of notes and documents on how to build chemical and biological weapons.

    The terror guides featured targets including the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, prosecutors said.
  26. 26.0 26.1 'Lady Al Qaeda' the woman Texas synagogue hostage-taker wants 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. By Daniel Bates and Alyssa Guzman and Stephen M. Lepore For Dailymail.Com, 21:49 15 Jan 2022, updated 02:54 16 Jan 2022.

    The hostage suspect wants Aafia Siddiqui, a known terrorist who is incarcerated at Carswell Federal Medical Center near Fort Worth, freed.

    Siddiqui was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008 by forces who found her with cyanide and plans to attack the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building... 

    Siddiqui, who was a biology major at MIT, said in 1993 she wanted to do ‘something to help our Muslim brothers and sisters’ even if it was illegal

    The unknown assailant took the hostages at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville during religious services around 11.30am...

    The man who stormed a Texas synagogue on the Sabbath and is holding hostages has demanded the release of 'Lady Al Qaeda,' who is serving 86 years in a federal prison less than 30 miles from the hostage standoff...

    During her trial, Aafia demanded that every jury member get DNA tested to see if they were Jewish.
  27. Shane Harris, Lady al Qaeda: The World’s Most Wanted Woman, Foreign Policy, Aug 26, 2014.
    The Taliban wanted to trade Bergdahl for her. The Islamic State offered to swap Foley. Why does every jihadi group want the U.S. to free Aafia Siddiqui? 
  28. Seth J. Frantzman, The long jihadist-extremist quest to free Aafia Siddiqui - analysis, JPost, Jan 16, 2022
  29. Larry Celona, Gabrielle Fonrouge, Malik Akram called NY number before taking Texas synagogue hostage: report, NY Post, Jan 18, 2022
  30. J. D. Miles, Malik Faisal Akram ‘Got Agitated’ At Islamic Center Days Before Taking Hostages At Synagogue, CBS Dallas / Fort Worth, January 18, 2022.

    “He came in and he did his prayers and then asked if he could spend the night in the mosque,” said Khalid Hamideh about Akram. Hamideh, the spokesman for the center, said Akram became angry when he was told he could not spend the night there. “He got a little agitated saying ‘you’re not helping out a fellow brother in the faith’ and all that stuff,” said Hamideh. “When he did get agitated he was shown the door and left.”

    Akram spent at least one night in this nearby Irving motel.
  31. Man Charged With Selling Gun To Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker, B911, January 26, 2022
  32. Jake Bleiberg, AP, FBI: Texas synagogue hostage-taker sought ‘machine gun’,, Feb 16, 2022.
    During the detention hearing, FBI agent Taylor Page testified that Williams said Akram initially reached out to him seeking to buy methamphetamines and “a machine gun or a weapon that contains a large number of bullets.” Akram explained that he wanted the gun for intimidation to help settle a debt, according to Page.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Frank Gardner & Doug Faulkner, Texas synagogue hostage-taker was known to MI5, BBC, 18 January 2022.

    The siege began at around 11:00 local time (16:00 GMT) on Saturday, when police were called to the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue.

    Akram gained initial access to the synagogue during the service by claiming to be a homeless man, according to a police source quoted by CBS.
  34. 34.0 34.1 Jaje Bkeiberg, Jamie Stengle, Texas hostages escaped synagogue as FBI SWAT team rushed in, The Associated Press, via New Oberver, Jan 22, 2022
    while the other three - including the synagogue's rabbi - escaped several hours later.

    Rabbi Charlie Cytron-White told BBC partner CBS how he and two other hostages were able to get out "without a shot being fired" after he threw a chair at the hostage-taker.

    He said the group had been praying when he heard a click that turned out to be the hostage-taker's gun, beginning an ordeal he described as "terrifying".
  35. 35.0 35.1 Jake Bleiberg and Eric Tucker, Rabbi Says He Threw Chair at Gunman, Led Hostages' Escape From Synagogue, NBC DFW, Jan 17, 2022.; Texas rabbi says he, 2 hostages escaped synagogue standoff, ABC News, Jan 17, 2022.
  36. Herridge et al, Details emerge about suspected gunman in Texas synagogue hostage standoff, CBS, Jan 18, 2022.
    Near the end of the more than 10-hour standoff, he threatened to kill the hostages when there had been no progress on Siddiqui's release — prompting authorities to approve the entrance of the FBI Hostage Rescue team.  Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, who was one of the people taken hostage, told "CBS Mornings" that the situation seemed to be deteriorating near the end of the night, and he knew from attending security training sessions that "when your life is threatened, you need to do whatever you can to get to safety."
  37. Ruth Graham, Jacey Fortin, Troy Closson, The Hostages Escaped. But Synagogues Ask, How Can They Be More Secure?, The New York Times, Jan 17, 2022.
    The hostages whispered instructions and edged closer to the door — part of invaluable training that anxious congregations are using.
  38. 38.0 38.1 Nicole Russell, After harrowing hostage ordeal, Colleyville rabbi shows us how to live with compassion, Star-Telegram, Jan 21, 2021.
    Cytron-Walker was one of the hostages, and he helped them survive by throwing a chair at the armed terrorist, allowing for a brief moment of escape. His courage in the face of evil saved lives and has undoubtedly inspired fellow Texans and our nation.
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 William Joy, Colleyville rabbi leads healing service for thousands after 'terrifying' hostage situation, WFAA, Jan 17, 2022.
  40. 40.0 40.1 Nic North, Texas synagogue attacker told a court he ‘wished he had died’ in 9/11 plane, JC, Jan 18, 2022.

    The Islamic extremist who held four hostages captive in a US synagogue was banned from his home town's magistrates court in Britain for ranting about the 9/11 terror attack on New York's twin towers.

    Malik Faisal Akram received the ban after telling a court usher he "wished he would have died" aboard one of the planes used in the atrocity that killed 2,996 people.

    Akram's outburst at the Blackburn courthouse in Lancashire came the day after the September 2001 attack...

    A letter from deputy justice clerk Peter Wells confirming the ban said: "Once again you were threatening and abusive towards court staff. In a clear reference to the terrorist attack on New York the previous day you said on more than one occasion to one of my court ushers 'you should have been on the f****** plane." "This caused a great deal of distress to an individual who was simply doing his job and should not be subjected to your foul abuse.
  41. Ruth Graham and Adam Goldman, As F.B.I. Breached Texas Synagogue, Hostages Were Dashing for Exit, The New York Times, Jan 21, 2022.
    The federal agency said it was unaware that three hostages were already escaping the temple as an elite rescue team entered from different sides, killing the attacker.
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Bari Weiss, Jewish in an Unraveling America." Jan 17, 2022.
    The bad guy was killed. The good guys were saved. But the reaction to the hostage-taking in Colleyville, Texas, should alarm American Jews....

    These are imperfect victims. They are forgotten and overlooked because they are not the right kind of Jews. And because they weren’t beaten or killed by the right kind of antisemites.

    Neither was the hostage-taker in Colleyville, Texas. Malik Faisal Akram wasn’t white, and he didn’t talk about the Nazis or Hitler. He talked instead about the injustice done to his Aafia Siddiqui, a jihadi who is serving an 86-year sentence at a Texas prison for assaulting U.S. officers and employees with an M-4 rifle. 

    During her trial, Siddiqui told the judge she did not want anyone with “a Zionist or Israeli background” on the jury and suggested that they be subject to “genetic testing.” As jurors left the courtroom at the end of the trial, Siddiqui said: “This is a verdict coming from Israel, not America. That's where the anger belongs.”

    Siddiqui is a committed Jew hater. But in its coverage of the Colleyville hostage-taking, the Associated Press made no mention of any of this. Instead, the AP dutifully quoted the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization whose executive director, Zahra Billoo, gave a speech in November railing against “Zionist synagogues” and blaming Zionists for Islamophobia and other ills. “Oppose the vehement fascists, but oppose the polite Zionists, too. They are not your friends,” she said. “When we talk about Islamophobia and Zionism let's be clear about the connections.” 

    The AP doesn’t mention that either.  Perhaps it’s unfair to single out the AP when the special agent in charge of the FBI Dallas Field Office had this to say: “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.”

    Imagine the FBI suggesting, in the wake of the murder of nine black parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church by Dylann Roof, that it wasn’t specifically related to the black community. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan did call the event an “act of terrorism” and an “act of antisemitism” on television this Sunday. But his notable exception proves the rule. His boss, President Joe Biden, could not manage to describe what any normal person could see...

    It's not difficult to gin up outrage these days, yet you will not find celebrities or sports stars or influencers making #colleyville or #antisemitism go viral. Meanwhile, members of our so-called intelligentsia are claiming the real victims are not those innocent Jews held hostage, but Muslims who could face Islamophobia-inspired violence...
  43. Murtaza Ali Shah, Texas hostage-taker had no links to Pakistan, radicalised in England: family sources, The News pk, January 17, 2022.
    A local source said that Faisal took part in demonstrations for the freedom of Palestine and took part in protests for the release of Muslims prisoners at Guantanamo Bay... A close relative said: “Faisal was not this sort of person. ... It’s unbelievable that he took such a step. He was a business-minded and clever person."
  44. 44.0 44.1 Daniel Greenfield, Texas Synagogue Terrorist Came Out of UK Islamist No-Go Zone, FPM, Jan 17, 2022
  45. 45.0 45.1 Texas gunman said 'I want to kill Jews' last year, The JC, January 20, 2022.

    Despite warning police did not respond.

    The Texas gunman was reported to police a year ago by a local councillor after issuing a chilling threat that he wanted to kill and bomb Jews, the JC can reveal.

    Such was the concern about Malik Faisal Akram’s radicalisation that the councillor, who heard the diatribe and alerted police, was astonished to find that no further action was taken.

    And in an explosive recording obtained by the JC of Akram’s last telephone conversation with his brother as Saturday’s siege unfolded, the terrorist can be heard ranting about “f***ing Jews” and martyrdom...

    Challenging the widespread claim that Akram suffered mental health problems, the attacker’s former GP told the JC that he was “a confident man who didn’t need any mental help”, and had no mental health complaints on his medical notes.

    Akram’s outburst about killing Jews came at a meeting called in May last year...

    Akran also told those present at the meeting, which took place near his local mosque, Masjid Irfan, that Jews needed to be punished and should be “bombed”. At least four local councillors discussed Akram’s comments and one who had attended the meeting reported his comments to the police. To his astonishment, however, he heard nothing more about it.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity, the councillor told the JC: “The only shock was that he went so far, to the US, to execute his views. My worry was that he would do something stupid in this country and will bring a bad name to the whole community.” A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police, which is handling media enquiries about Akram, declined to comment on the claim “for operational reasons”.

    In Blackburn, former friends and associates described Akram as a bully with a decades-long history of crime, who had served time in prison.

    Beset by financial problems and the loss of his home when it was repossessed by a bank, Akram immersed himself in the teachings of the conservative Islamic movement Tablighi Jamaat at his mosque.

    Days before he launched his attack on the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in the Dallas suburb of Colleyville on Saturday evening, Akram stayed at a hostel run by OurCalling, a nonprofit Christian organisation which cares for the homeless. Speaking to the JC, CEO and pastor of OurCalling, Wayne Walker, said Akram, who checked in on 2 January, did not arrive alone.

    He said: “He had someone who dropped him off. He had conversations with him in our parking lot, and walked with him into our facility. And then as they departed, they both hugged each other, embraced, patting each other on the back.

    “And then the friend departed. We can see in our video footage that it wasn’t an in-passing conversation.”
  46. Emma Colton, 'Corrupt' FBI should be 'eliminated' for statement on Texas synagogue hostage taker: Critics, Fox News, Jan 16, 2022.

    Critics are slamming the FBI as 'solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party'...

    The FBI was ripped on social media for the statement that the hostage taker had no direct demands related to the Jewish community, including calling for the FBI to be "defunded and eliminated."
  47. 47.0 47.1 FBI special agent calls Texas hostage situation 'hate crime and an act of terrorism', The Hill, January 21, 2022.

    An FBI special agent on Friday denounced the Texas synagogue hostage situation, calling it a "hate crime and an act of terrorism." "This was both a hate crime and an act of terrorism," Matt DeSarno, special agent in charge of the FBI's Dallas field office, said during a news briefing, The Associated Press reported. DeSarno said that the incident "was committed by a terrorist espousing an anti-Semitic worldview" and had "intentionally targeted" a place of faith, the news wire noted.  Last week, four people were safely freed from Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, after the suspect, British national Malik Faisal Akram, held them hostage, demanding for the release of Pakistani neurologist Aafia Siddiqui. Akram's death was confirmed by authorities.   The AP noted that the comments followed criticism DeSarno received after he said in a press conference earlier this month that the issue Akram was focused on was not specifically connected to the Jewish community. DeSarno's comments come after remarks made by FBI Director Christopher Wray who said during a webinar on Thursday that the incident was "an act of terrorism targeting the Jewish community."

    "We recognize that the Jewish community in particular has suffered violence and faces very real threats from really across the hate spectrum," Wray noted.
  48. M Graham, Graham: Response to TX Synagogue Attack Shows Double Standard on Antisemitism, Delaware Journal, 17 January 2022
  49. 49.0 49.1 Andrew C. McCarthy, Why Was Texas-Synagogue Jihadist Akram Allowed to Enter U.S.?, NRO, Jan 18, 2022

    When it comes to Western governments and jihadism, willful blindness is never fully cured.

    While critical of the FBI in a column yesterday, I argued that we should cut the bureau some slack. Its Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) had performed bravely in bringing the Texas synagogue hostage crisis to a successful conclusion. The hostages escaped unharmed. The lone fatality was of Malik Faisal Akram, the British jihadist who had created the lethal risk and who’d been shot under circumstances that suggested his capture alive was unlikely.

    Americans, particularly Jewish Americans, were justifiably nettled by agent Matthew DeSarno, who heads the FBI’s Dallas field office and who ridiculously claimed that Akram’s plot was “not specifically related to the Jewish community.” In his tin-eared way, however, DeSarno appeared to be conveying that Akram’s main objective was to extort our government into releasing convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui from custody, and reassuring Jewish communities across the country that the bureau does not believe that there’s a broader ongoing conspiracy to attack synagogues. We should be understanding of officials who make good-faith errors in communicating facts about what otherwise seems to be a competent performance by government agencies. Nevertheless, we should also demand a complete, accurate accounting. The FBI and other agencies should not get to take a victory lap in which we are spun with information that casts them in a favorable light, while less-flattering facts are omitted and possibly concealed. Which is to say, we need a lot more information about what happened here — in particular, about (a) the circumstances of Akram’s demise in the synagogue, and more important (b) how this jihadist managed to obtain a tourist visa allowing him to enter the United States.

    Then there is the matter of how Akram managed to get a tourist visa. It raises questions that need to be addressed by both American and British authorities, whose close partnership in the lavishly funded counterterrorism field is said to set the first-world standard for international cooperation.
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Lahav Harkov, Yes, the Colleyville synagogue attack was 'specifically' targeting Jews - analysis, JPost, Jan 16, 2022.
    What more must it take for a crime to be viewed as “specifically related to the Jewish community?”
    The gunman said Siddiqui was his “sister” – though apparently in ideology and not in the literal sense – and that they would meet in “Jannah,” meaning paradise, after he dies.

    Siddiqui, nicknamed “Lady al-Qaeda,” was born in Pakistan and traveled to the US on a student visa in 1990. She received her PhD in neuroscience from Brandeis University, founded by the Jewish community in 1948 and named after the first Jewish justice in the US Supreme Court.

    After Siddiqui was arrested in Afghanistan for her part in plotting al-Qaeda terrorist attacks in the US, UK and Pakistan, shooting at US Army troops as they detained her, she said the case against her was a Jewish conspiracy. ...
  51. Gabrielle Fonrouge, Jewish leaders call FBI comments on Texas hostages ‘insulting’, NY Post, January 17, 2022.
    Kenneth Marcus, founder and chairman of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, said “the FBI got it wrong” and the attack was “obviously a matter of anti-Semitism.” 
  52. 52.0 52.1 Julie Gerstein, FBI calls the Texas synagogue standoff a 'terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted,' contradicting earlier statements, Indider, Jan 17, 2022.

    In a statement released Sunday night, the FBI contradicted DeSarno's initial comments and said the attack "targeted" the Jewish community.

    "We never lose sight of the threat extremists pose to the Jewish community and to other religious, racial, and ethnic groups," it said in a statement seen by Insider. "We have had a close and enduring relationship with the Jewish community for many years. We continue to work tirelessly with the Secure Community Network, the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Federation, and others to protect members of the Jewish community from all potential threats." "This is a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted, and is being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force," the statement continued. 

    "Preventing acts of terrorism and violence is the number one priority of the FBI..."
  53. 53.0 53.1 UK’s Johnson calls Texas attack an ‘antisemitic act of terrorism’, AFP, TOI, Jan 17, 2022
  54. Henry Sandercock, Malik Faisal Akram: who was British man from Blackburn shot dead after Texas synagogue hostage siege?, National World, Jan 17, 2022.
  55. 55.0 55.1 Rob Eshman, Woman invoked by hostage taker is Brandeis graduate with history of vicious antisemitism, The Forward, Jan 15, 2022
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  57. J Puder, The Jew-Hate of 'American Muslims for Palestine', FPM, Jan 5, 2022.
    Welcome to CAIR’s Zahra Billoo - and her anti-Semitic bigotry and hate speech.
  58. Zahra Billoo’s Hateful Speech Reinforces CAIR’s Antisemitism Problem, Combat Anti-Semitism, Dec 16, 2021
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    It is also evident that the percentage of Muslim perpetrators of violent anti-Semitic acts is ten times greater than is their rate in the population. When Daniel Pearl was captured, and executed in Karachi, the mastermind of his arrest and beheading, just for being Jewish, was an English-born Pakistani who got his "education" in the London School of Economics.
  60. Dalin, David. Icon of Evil: Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, 2017.
    "I am a Jew." These were the last words that Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter, uttered before his decapitation by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan in 2004. His killing was the culmination and fulfillment of the viciously anti-Jewish ideology of Haj Amin al-Husseini, an ideology that has inspired decades of Jew hatred throughout the Islamic world. The horrifying murder cruelly exemplified ...
  61. British National Arrested for Assisting Hamas, Imra, 29 May, 2006.

    (Communicated by the Prime Minister's Office) Monday, 29 May, 2006

    The Israel Security Agency (ISA) and the Israel Police, on 10.5.06, arrested Iyaz Ali, a Pakistani-born British national, born in 1970. He admitted to being a member of the UK-based Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), which is suspected of supporting Hamas. He admitted to working for IRW's Gaza branch as a project director since December 2005; he worked to transfer funds and assistance to various Hamas institutions and organizations, including the Al Wafa and Al Tzalah associations, which have been outlawed in Israel. He also admitted that he worked in Jordan and cooperated with local Hamas operatives.

    Incriminating files were found on Ali's computer, including documents that attested to the organization's ties with illegal Hamas funds abroad (in the UK and in Saudi Arabia) and in Nablus. Also found were photographs of swastikas superimposed on IDF symbols, of senior Nazi German officials, of Osama Bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, as well as many photographs of Hamas military activities.

    The IRW was established in 1984 in the British city of Birmingham. It has branches in Gaza and Ramallah. The IRW provides support and assistance to Hamas's infrastructure. The IRW's activities in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip are carried out by social welfare organizations controlled and staffedby Hamas operatives. The intensive activities of these associations are designed to further Hamas's ideology among the Palestinian population.

    These associations' educational and religious institutions incite against the State of Israel and advocate terrorist actions against it and its citizens. The associations provide support to the families of terrorists who were wounded in actions against Israel, and to Hamas prisoners and detainees. These associations thus promote Hamas's goals including the destruction of the State of Israel.
  62. Dean T. Olson, "TACTICAL COUNTERTERRORISM: The Law Enforcement Manual of Terrorism Prevention," Charles C. Thomas, 2012, p. 212
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    'The language that I used was anti-Semitic, it was offensive. What I did was I hurt people'
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    In a section devoted to comments on current affairs, the independent Sudanese daily Al-Sahafa published a short report containing a quote by Hitler. The report said: "The media is re-publishing [the following] quote by Adolf Hitler: 'I could have killed all the Jews in the world, but I spared some of them so that ..." Al-Sahafa (Sudan), January 11, 2009.
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    Anabta High School for Girls in Tulkarem, Facebook.
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    Iktiba High School for Girls in Tulkarem, Facebook, May 22, 2012
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    Venna Malik later deletes tweet that said: ‘I would have killed all the Jews of the world … but I kept some to show...’
  72. 72.0 72.1 Pakistani politician praises Hitler for killing Jews, JC, May 24, 2021.
    A colleague from Imran Khan's ruling party calls for Jihad against Israel.

    A parliamentary representative of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party has praised Hitler for killing Jews and a colleague of the same party has called for Jihad against Israel as the only solution.

    Discussing the conflict between Israel and Palestine, Pakistan National Assembly member Kanwal Shauzab said that Hitler was right to kill Jews and called for the use of nuclear weapons against Israel.
  73. Radical Islamic mother in Malaysia, anti-Jewish blogger: "kahwin 4 jihad::.: February 2009."
  74. Staff, I screamed ‘What do you want from me?’: Hasidic victim describes Brooklyn attack, TOI, 15 October 2018
  75. CAIR backs leader after ‘virulently anti-Semitic’ speech attacking mainstream Jewish entities, J. World News, Dec 15, 2021
  76. 76.0 76.1 76.2 76.3 Hen Nazzig, Don't Let CAIR off the Hook for Its Role in the Colleyville Hostage Crisis, Newsweek, Jan 18, 2022. haunting reason why a synagogue was held hostage is that a major American institution targeted synagogues. The gunman was just aiming at the proverbial bullseye that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had set.

    Last month, the executive director of CAIR in San Francisco, lawyer Zahra Billoo, told the annual conference of American Muslims for Palestine to monitor even "polite Zionists," including the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Federation chapters, Hillel and "Zionist synagogues."

    "They are not your friends," Billoo said, referring to Jewish houses of faiths as "enemies" of the Muslim community.
  77. 77.0 77.1 Matthew Levitt, Synagogue Hostage Crisis Reminds Us That Neo-Nazis Aren’t the Only Ones Targeting Jews, The Washington Institute, Jan 19, 2022
  78. Fatima Tassadiq, "Hitler quotes will not help the Palestinians," Dawn. July 24, 2014.
    As a Muslim and a supporter of the Palestinian cause, I find the collective indictment of the entire Jewish race for ... of Israel deeply disturbing. Skim through the comments section of any major online paper and you will invariably find hundreds of sickening anti-Semitic insults targeting Jews.

    These slurs are occasionally peppered with cherry-picked verses from the Quran, misinterpreted and taken out of context to claim that Jews are the eternal enemies of Islam. Most disturbing of all is the citation of alleged quotes by Adolf Hitler and veiled praise for the Holocaust.

    [..."After dirty films against... Muhammad...let me Salut to Hitler the Great..."] The above image was widely circulated amongst Pakistani social media users of late. The following are some tweets from Pakistanis outraging against Israeli aggression:

    If Hiler was alive...
  79. #BBCtrending: The rise of Hitler hashtags, BBC, 17 July 2014.
    ...with #[]IfHitlerWasAlive it's much easier to identify the source - it began trending as a result of a number of individuals in Pakistan.
  80. Example: @anjum53958467.
    @anjum53958467's account is temporarily unavailable because it violates the Twitter Media Policy.
    Joined September 2020

    (He called himself Hitler and had his picture in his profile. [1])
  81. Meet the Real NDP: Anti-Semitic Candidate Caught Praising Hitler Online, Ontario PC, May 25, 2018.

    Scarborough-Agincourt candidate Tasleem Riaz openly shared pro-Nazi memes while accusing Canadian soldiers of war crimes

    Yet another NDP candidate has been exposed for holding extreme and hateful views well outside the Canadian mainstream. Today, Ontario PC candidates Gila Martow and Todd Smith shared details on the NDP’s troubling history of courting anti-Semitic candidates, including a Scarborough-area candidate with a history of sharing pro-Nazi memes.
  82. British student told to ‘be like Israel and cease to exist’, JNS, Apr 24, 2019.
    New student union leader Omar Chowdhury’s comments during a debate on the Facebook group Bristruths included telling Izzy Posen: “Your comments are like Israeli settlements: always popping up where they aren’t wanted.”
  83. Jeanette Oldham, Birmingham-based President of UK's Pakistani Youth Council once said he would 'salute' Hitler, Birmingham Mail, 3 May 2019.
    Kamran Ishtiaq once hosted David Cameron but now at centre of anti-Semitism row over 2014 Facebook post.
  84. Kamran Ishtiaq, President of British Pakistani Youth Council, would still "salute" Hitler for killing Jews and claims Holocaust might have been caused by Jews,, 05/05/2019.
    Kamran Ishtiaq, who has been President of British Pakistani Youth Council since 2009, said in 2014 that he would “salute” Hitler for killing Jews, and has now reportedly reaffirmed his views...
  85. Jake Dima, CNN contributor deletes tweet saying 'the world today needs a Hitler', Washington Examiner, May 16, 2021.
  86. Ron Dicker, CNN Freelancer Adeel Raja Axed After Multiple Pro-Hitler Tweets, HuffPost, May 17, 2021.
    Raja, who contributed to dozens of stories for the news network, struck a defiant tone after losing his gig.
  87. CNN fires Pakistan-based contributor Adeel Raja after anti-Semitic tweets generate backlash, OpIndia, 18 May, 2021
  88. Peony Hirwani, "Twitter censors Pakistani actor who shared ‘made-up’ Hitler quote amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions," Independent, 13 May 2021.
    The reality television star also wrote that Israel’s missile system, the Iron Dome, ‘is doomed’
  89. Bianna Golodryga and Emmet Lyons, Pakistan's top diplomat makes anti-Semitic remark during CNN interview about Gaza conflict, CNN, May 22, 2021
    In a CNN interview that was supposed to focus on the United Nations finding a solution to the violence between Israel and Hamas, Pakistan's top diplomat Shah Mahmood Qureshi instead made an anti-Semitic remark.
  90. Niles man accused of Chicago hate crime wore fake 'Hitler' mustache in Facebook post: prosecutors, Sun-Times Media Wire, via Fox32, February 1, 2022.

    Rabbi delivers remarks on hate crime charges filed against Niles man

    Hate crime charges have been filed against a man accused of spray-painting yellow swastikas on a synagogue and on the grounds of a Jewish high school in Rogers Park last weekend.

    CHICAGO - Bail has been set at $250,000 for a Niles man accused of spray-painting yellow swastikas on a synagogue and on the grounds of a Jewish high school in Rogers Park last weekend. Judge Barbara Dawkins called the allegations against Shahid Hussain, 39, "a textbook case of a hate crime" during a hearing Tuesday.

    Hussain faces four counts of a hate crime as well as charges of criminal damage and defacement.
  91. Daniel Greenfield, Mayor Says Diversity is Our Strength After Muslim Caught Vandalizing Chicago Synagogue w/Swastikas, FPM,, Fri Feb 4, 2022.
  92. Olivia Olander, "Hate crime charges filed against man who allegedly spray-painted swastika on synagogue; another person accosted in West Rogers Park, Chicago Tribune, Feb 1, 2022.
    Hate crime charges were filed Tuesday against a man who allegedly smashed windows and spray-painted swastikas on synagogues and the property of a Jewish girls’ school over the weekend. Shahid Hussain, 39, of Niles, faces four counts of a hate crime along with multiple charges of criminal damage and defacement, Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference Tuesday. Hussain’s bond is set at $250,000, with special conditions that he is not allowed near any institutions affected, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said at the news conference.
  93. Thomas Kika, "Synagogue and School Vandalized With Swastikas Spur Hate Crime Charges: Police, Newsweek, Feb 1, 2022.
  94. Tom Schuba, Matthew Hendrickson, ‘A textbook case of a hate crime.’ Man charged with painting swastikas on synagogue and on grounds of Jewish school, smashing windows at other synagogues, Chicago Sun-Times, February 01, 2022.
  95. Journalist Calls For Genocide on Twitter, Pluralist, Apr 17, 2022.

    An article by a journalist. Daily Pakistan Twitter called for genocide to Jews In a since-deleted tweet, journalist Mian Dawood said that “Jews are the real threat [sic] to humanity on Earth.”

    Dawood included several hashtags and called for “another Hitler.”
  96. Sick: Journalist Calls for Genocide on Twitter, News Busters, Apr 17, 2022.
    Dawood included several hashtags and called for “another Hitler.” “May Allah Almighty Bless Another Hitler [sic] To Curb Jews,” his tweet read.
  97. Pakistani Hitler fan, Islamic Nazi: Mian Dawood, DP, Apr 24, 2022.

    Mian Dawood Tweeted: "J..s are real threat (sic) to #humanity on #Earth..... May Allah Almighty bless (sic) another Hitler to curb J..s." [2] Mian Dawood of Lahore, Pakistan - @miandawoodadv LAHORE Born May 2, 1984 Joined August 2011 987 Following

  98. Teacher fined for posting pro-Hitler image on Facebook aimed at Jews, By Agency, Daily Telegraph, 18 February 2015 .

    Mahmudul Choudhury faces losing job after admiting racially-aggravated offence aimed at Jews after sharing photo of former Nazi leader on Facebook.

    A teacher has been fined after pleading guilty to posting a pro-Hitler image on Facebook.

    Mahmudul Choudhury, a 35-year-old father of two, admitted the racially-aggravated offence...
  99. Teacher banned from classroom after Facebook post saying Hitler ‘was right’,, Oct 16, 2015.
    A TEACHER who posted a picture of Adolf Hitler on Facebook with the words “you were right” has been banned from working in any school in England.
  100. Hillel Neuer @HillelNeuer Tweeted:

    May 20, 2021—Pakistan FM says Jews have "deep pockets" & "they control media."

    May 27, 2021—Pakistan sponsors UNHRC inquiry targeting Israel.

    July 25, 2022—Miloon Kothari, member of the Pakistan-sponsored UNHRC inquiry, rants about "the Jewish Lobby."

    July 31, 2022

  101. Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch, Adv., PA chooses to side with Antisemitism and hate, Palwatch, Aug 2, 2022

    When the member of the recently established UN Human Rights Council "Commission of Inquiry," Miloon Kothari, expressed anti-Semitic hate speech and denial of Israel's right to be a UN member, 12 western democracies and the EU were quick to condemn him. Standing out in support of the hate speech was the Palestinian Authority, whose Foreign Ministry rushed to defend the Antisemitism and condemn Israel for condemning it.  

    The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the attack of incitement and deception that [Israeli] occupation state transitional Prime Minister Yair Lapid carried out against the UN Human Rights Council investigative committee.”  [WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 1, 2022] 

    The countries that condemned the anti-Semitic hate of Kothari included, the USA, the UK, Canada, France, Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungry, Belgium and Italy.   Significantly, while the PA was adamant to criticize Israel’s condemnation of the Antisemitism, it was silent about all the other condemnations, not wanting to insult its donors.  

    Referring to that fact that Israel has predominantly ignored the openly biased agenda of the UN ...

    The reason the PA was so quick to defend Kothari, is because the statements he made predominantly reflect similar statements made over the years by PA officials. 

    As Palestinian Media Watch has repeatedly shown, the PA constantly denies Israel’s right to exist and adopts the same anti-Semitic tropes.
  102. Tovah Lazaroff, UNHRC President: Jewish Lobby remark is reasonably considered antisemitic, JPost, July 30, 2022 .
  103. Peter Madeley, Police leader shared content ‘promoting destruction of Israel’ – report, Express & Star, February 15, 2023.

    The founding chairman of the West Midlands Muslim police officers association shared disturbing anti-semitic content, a report says.

    The long-awaited independent review on the Government’s anti-terrorism strategy Prevent says Dr Rizwan Mustafa shared content promoting the destruction of Israel and described Jews as “filth”.

    He also promoted conspiracy theories about the origins of Isis, according to the report published by the Home Office.

    The conclusions also express concerns over the role of police forces in the “mainstreaming of extremist views” considered “hostile” to Prevent’s mission.

    It highlights Dr Mustafa, a qualified Muslim cleric who spent nearly 12 years as a police officer with West Midlands Police and is now a course director in police training at Staffordshire University.

    The report’s author, William Shawcross, says: “The founding chair of National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) West Midlands branch has shared conspiracy theories about the origins of al-Qa’ida and Islamic State.

    “And it has promoted content which called for the destruction of Israel and described Jews as “filth”.

    He also shared a video of a talk given by a cleric who has previously praised Hamas and a post from ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, now of CAGE….

    Begg’s post criticised Muslim leaders who develop community outreach projects, claiming that, by doing so, they are “adopting the language of the oppressors”.

    Mr Shawcross’s report adds: “I was disturbed to learn that this individual has worked with Government departments on counter-terrorism and security policy.

    “In 2020, he authored a paper for NAMP advising Counter Terrorism Policing to drop the terms ‘Islamism’ and ‘jihadism’, which was later discussed at a meeting attended by senior policing figures.”

    A spokesperson from Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands said: “In our delivery of Prevent, we have sometimes been required to speak to a range of people and organisations with differing views on how best to tackle the issue of extremism and radicalisation.

    “Doing so is not an indication of support for that organisation, or that we condone their views.”…
  104. Tufail Ahmad, After Israeli Diplomat's Statement On Pakistan, Pro-Military Pakistani Politicians Lambast Israel, Zionists, And Jews, Deem Populist Politician Imran Khan A 'Jewish Agent', Memri, July 21, 2023. [3].

    In Pakistan, the pro-military political leaders have launched antisemitic attacks on Israel, Zionists, and the Jews after Israel's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Adi Farjon, speaking at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), voiced concern over the deterioration of human rights situation in Pakistan and the Pakistani state's persecution of opposition leaders and activists. Adi Farjon's comments attracted hateful remarks from ruling politicians as well as Imran Khan, the former prime minister whose Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is being shredded by the military and the government. Their antisemitic attacks are, ironically, aimed at delegitimizing Imran Khan, whose populism threatens to unseat them. 

    Speaking in the context of UNHRC in Geneva adopting the Universal Period Review (UPR) of Pakistan's record on human rights, Adi Farjon said: "Israel remains deeply concerned about the overall human rights situation in Pakistan where enforced disappearances, torture, crackdowns on peaceful protests, and violence against religious minorities and other marginalized groups remain prevalent... Israel believes that it is essential that Pakistan heed our recommendations to take all appropriate steps to prevent arbitrary arrests, torture, and other ill-treatment and bring perpetrators of such acts to justice."
  105. Danielle Greyman-Kennard, Now the world knows 'why Hitler killed the Jews,' Pakistani senator writes, JPost, October 29, 2023.
    Pakistani Senator Afnan Ullah Khan has caused outrage on X after posting an image of Adolf Hitler with the caption “At least now the world know [sic], why he did, what he did.
  106. Column In Pakistan's Urdu Daily Promotes Antisemitism, Details Expulsions Of Jews From European Nations:..., Memri, December 14, 2023.

    In an article following the October 7, 2023 attacks by Hamas in Israel, Pakistan's Urdu-language daily Roznama Jasarat published an antisemitic article promoting the Quranic narrative of Jews as (supposed) traitors[sic], heretics, cruel[sic] and cunning[sic] people, and the killers of prophets. It listed in which years various European nations expelled Jews for their "evil deeds."..

    Roznama Jasarat, which is owned by Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, published another article arguing that "The Jews are not the original inhabitants of Palestine" and that "They entered this region almost 1,300 years before Christ and expelled the ancient Palestinians from here and occupied their land." The article, titled "A Hundred Years Ago," is written by Javed-ur-Rehman Turabi. It is notable also for mentioning that Muhammad Iqbal – the national poet of Pakistan who conceived of the notion of founding a new Islamic state out a portion of India, leading to the establishment of Pakistan in 1947 – visited Jerusalem at the invitation of Mufti Amin Al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who had aligned with Hitler.
  107. Drieu Godefridi, Pakistani Imam Preaches Jew-Hate in Belgian Parliament, Gatestone Institute, February 28, 2024.

    Three months to the day after Hamas's bloodthirsty massacre of Jews, an Islamist preacher from Pakistan comes to the rostrum of the Brussels Regional Parliament, in the capital of the European Union, to chant verses from a sura celebrating the defeat, surrender and massacre of Jews and the enslavement of Jewish women and children.

    For his presentation, Butt was awarded a medal at the end of the same ceremony by Nawal Ben Hamou (PS), Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region, who congratulated the Islamist preacher on the "quality of his integration" into Belgian society.

    It is worth noting that this Islamist preacher of Jew-hate does not speak a word of French or Dutch, Belgium's two national languages. What a heart-warming story of "integration".
  108. Lee Harpin, Tory local election candidate stands down after ‘jew pigs(sic)’ social media post emerges, JewishNews, April 3, 2024.

    Tory local election candidate stands down after ‘jew pigs’ social media post emerges A Conservative Party candidate has withdrawn from the forthcoming local elections after a social media post emerged in which he appeared to have used the words “jew pigs[sic]”.

    Azmat Husain had been due to stand as the Tory candidate for Eccles in the city of Salford, Greater Manchester, in the May elections, with campaign material showing his name circulated in the seat.
  109. CUNY 'pervasively hostile' to Jewish students: complaint, New York Post, Jul 23, 2022.
    Among more recent incidents, a John Jay College student in May 2021 posted a picture of Adolf Hitler on Instagram with a message saying..
  110. Climate of Hostility — CUNY Alliance for Inclusion (CAFI).
    Freshman at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A student on my campus, John Jay, posted a story on Instagram saying "we need a Hitler again".
  111. StopAntisemitism @StopAntisemites Tweeted (May 20, 2021):

    We are horrified to see @JohnJayCollege student Maham Ghuman proclaim “We need a [sic] Hitler again” and “Hitler [sic] the best” [sic]. [4]

  112. PBS News Hour, Jan 17, 2022.
    Jewish Americans are ‘terrified’ amid rising anti-Semitic attacks. How can they feel safe?.
  113. Texas synagogue siege: Second man held in Manchester released, BBC, Jan 31, 2022
  114. British police arrest 2 in investigation into Texas standoff, Foxcarolina, Jan 16, 2022
  115. UK police arrest another 2 men over Texas hostage siege, AP, Jan 26, 2022.
    The counter-terrorism force Policing North West said the two men were arrested in the northern English city of Manchester. They were being held for questioning and have not yet been charged.
  116. Jessica Chasmar, Mainstream US Muslim groups have called for Aafia Siddiqui's release, Fox News, Jan 16, 2022.

    Hostage taker at Texas synagogue allegedly called for Siddiqui's release.

    Just last month, CAIR’s Dallas-Fort-Worth chapter held an event called "In Pursuit of Freedom" at the East Plano Islamic Center in Plano, Texas, calling for Siddiqui’s release, claiming she had been "kidnapped, ripped apart from her children, shot at, renditioned to the U.S., and is currently serving an 86-year prison sentence for a crime she did not commit."

    On Nov. 18, the CAIR chapter held an online fundraiser for Siddiqui’s defense team. ...
  117. Activists, Muslim groups called for release of 'Lady Al-Qaeda' before terrorist took hostages at Texas synagogue, PM, Jan 16, 2022.
    Siddiqui's allies include mainstream Muslim groups like CAIR.
  118. Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC Tweeted (Jan 15, 2022):
    CAIR has hosted many rallies to free Aafia Siddiqui aka Lady Al-Qaeda, whose supposed "brother" is holding a synagogue hostage in Colleyville, TX
  119. D. Greenfield, CAIR warns of threat from Jews, JNS, January 27, 2022.

    CAIR’s Islamophobia report shows why it’s accused of anti-Semitism—and why no one in the media will hold the hate group accountable.

    A week before a Muslim terrorist attacked a Texas Temple in a bid to free CAIR’s favorite terrorist, “Lady Al-Qaeda,” aka Aafia Siddiqui, the hate group released another of its increasingly discredited “Islamophobia” reports seeking to cut off donations to Jewish and anti-terror groups.
  120. S. Emerson, JVP joins CAIR on Wiesenthal Center's Global Anti-Semites List, INN, Dec 29, 2021.
    Previous lists focused on the individuals who uttered anti-Semitic speech. But this year, the center targete. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is among 10 of the world's worst anti-Semitic organizations, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said Tuesday while unveiling a new report.
  121. N Singh, Texas crisis exposes Pakistan’s tentacles, Daily Pioneer, 28 January 2022
  122. Raymond Ibrahim, "Evidence: ISIS behind the Texas synagogue hostage crisis", American Thinker , Feb 8, 2022.
  123. Islamic State (ISIS) Supporters Praise Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker: His Jihad Will Be Remembered; He Succeeded In Advocating For Aafia Siddiqui Like No One Has In A Long Time, Memri, Jan 17, 2022
  124. British Pro-ISIS Preacher Anjem Choudary Uses Texas Synagogue Hostage Incident As Opportunity To Launch New Twitter Storm Demanding Release Of Aafia Siddiqui, Memri, Jan 17, 2022
  125. Alta Spells, Leyla Santiago and Sara Weisfeldt, Flyers with anti-Semitic language distributed in neighborhoods across South Florida; also reported in 5 other states, CNN, Jan 26, 2022.
    Hundreds of anti-Semitic flyers -- falsely claiming the public health response to Covid-19 is being orchestrated by...
  126. Miami Beach Police on Twitter: "Update: The MBPD continues to investigate this matter and has collected 205 flyers which were left at homes throughout Mid and North Beach. The vehicle believed to have been involved, a rental, has been located. 1/2" / Twitter
  127. America’s Jewish Community Leads in Per Capita Giving, - Non Profit News. Nonprofit Quarterly, Dec 16, 2017
  128. Mayor Gabriel Groisman @GabeGroisman Tweeted (Jan 23, 2022):
    To the garbage that distributed this anti-Semitic flyer around South Florida this weekend: Your flyers DO NOT intimidate us. We are a STRONG and PROUD people. There are Jews on all sides of the political spectrum, but TOGETHER we ALL rise arm-in-arm against you.
  129. Antisemitic Leaflets Discovered In Colleyville, Texas, I24NEWS, Feb 22, 2022.
    The flyers are similar to those that were distributed in several cities across the country.
  130. Antisemitic Pamphlet in the US, INN, Mar 9, 2022.
    Scott Britton...
    "Although I am not a Jew, I stand by every Jew who needs support - everywhere. I am not Ukrainian either - but I stand by this people. There is no room for hatred in our district."
  131. Notorious US antisemite arrested in Poland over offensive banner at Auschwitz, By TOI Staff and JTA, 7 September 2022.
    Jon Minadeo fined for holding up crude sign about the CEO of Anti-Defamation League
  132. The BBC has a serious issue with Jews, JC, Jan 18, 2022.
    ... Take last night’s coverage of the Beth Israel shul siege in Texas, when a rabbi and three other Jews were taken hostage in the synagogue. Not once in its report on its flagship 10pm news did it mention antisemitism. Not once, at any point, did Ed Thomas, the BBC’s Special Correspondent, even hint that the gunman might even possibly, just perhaps, you never know, have had an issue of some kind with Jews.
  133. Nic North, BBC admits they shouldn't have put 'hostages' in quotes in coverage of Texas hostage siege, BBC, January 18, 2022
  134. Iran, Hamas top Simon Wiesenthal Center's antisemitism 2021 top ten list, JPost, Dec 29, 2021
  135. UK Jewish groups slam BBC ‘non-apology’ for misreporting antisemitic Hanukkah attack, TOI, Jan 28, 2022.

    Board of Deputies of British Jews 'dismayed' by broadcaster continuing 'to cloud issue' of it claiming call for help in Hebrew was slur aimed at Muslims.

    A man (R) appears to make a Nazi salute, in a video showing a group of people accosting Jews on a Chabad bus as they celebrated Hanukkah in London, November 28, 2021. (Screen capture: Twitter) [6]