Sunday, January 16, 2022

US: Hostage taker shot dead at Texas synagogue identified as British

(Colleyville) 44 year old British citizen Malik Faisal Akram decided to up sticks and travel across the pond from Blackburn in Lancashire and take the congregation hostage at a Texas synagogue was shot dead by US security forces after around 12 hours of standoff.

Apparently Akram demanded the release of convicted Pakistani neuroscientist  Aafia Siddiqui, who is currently serving an 86-year prison term in the US, for terrorism.

Malik Faisal Akram 

His family (via the local mosque in the UK have issued a statement apologising to the victims and saying he (Akram)  had been suffering from "mental health issues". But what I find most disturbing is the mosque's facebook message wants him to be rewarded for being a terrorist.