“Don’t mess with Texas.” or the FBI Hostage Rescue Team …

A British man was shot dead on Saturday after taking four people hostage at a Texas synagogue.

The man’s nationality was confirmed by the foreign office on Sunday, who released a statement saying: “We are aware of the death of a British man in Texas and are in contact with the local authorities.” 

The statement was issued in response to an enquiry about a Sky News report which said a gunman who had disrupted a religious service at a synagogue in Texas was British.

One of the hostages was released during a 10-hour stand-off at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville. 

An elite FBI team rescued the three others and shot the suspect dead. 

During the siege, the man demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui – a Pakistani scientist who in 2010 was sentenced by a New York court to 86 years in prison for the attempted murder of US officers in Afghanistan.

Comment: OK. OK. The FBI killed him, but the willingness of Texas authorities to have them do that says a lot about them. pl


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13 Responses to “Don’t mess with Texas.” or the FBI Hostage Rescue Team …

  1. Barbara Ann says:

    Given church shooters in Texas have a life expectancy of around 6 seconds I’m half surprised there was a need to trouble the feds over this. I guess the authorities in Texas and in the gangsta’s paradise of Manhattan have something in common – neither want to see dangerous criminals incarcerated.

  2. tim s says:


    hmmm…. Doesn’t sound like a particularly British thing to do over a Pakistani scientist.

  3. A. Pols says:

    um, er, How “British” was this guy?

  4. Eric Newhill says:

    Yes. Good job TX and FBI hostage team, but sheesh, the second it’s over it’s back to hideous leftist political BS. FBI special Agent in charge Matthew DeSarno’s press briefing was pretty much straight out of Ilhan Omar’s “Some people did something” school of thought – because the situation wasn’t involving that greatest threat to the security of the country; that is, of course, the ubiquitous white nationalist seditious deplorable racist conservative fascist gun owning Christians. Attacking a synagogue in an attempt to free a Jihadist had nothing to do with Jews and Muslims? Really?

  5. blue peacock says:

    Killing the ” jihadist” is also convenient. No need to ask questions if this killer was also associated with the FBI or CIA or other intel agencies. Like the Whitmer kidnappers, the Colorado tattoo parlor killer, the Pulse nightclub killer, Boston bombers, etc.

  6. TV says:

    The “Feebs?”
    No SWAT capability in Texas?

    • Pat Lang says:

      Sure. Let the feds do it if they want to. That way if somebody dies through inadvertence … “Malik Feisal Akram” is the shooter’s name. Maybe he is really from Australia.

      • jim ticehurst says:

        I Am Curious how this “Brit”…got to America…How long he has been here..? Legal Entry..or A Biden Boarder Import…How long a Citizen of England..Background…Was He on the Radar…and another Crack Faller..Like Oswald..?? Must Be alot more to this Event..and the Quick Take Down..than meets the Eye…Pizza ..Anyone..??

        • JerseyJeffersonian says:

          Jim Ticehurst,

          Maybe “Boarder” was a typo, but it put me in mind of the old naval combat command, “Prepare to repel boarders!” With people such as this late, and unlamented fellow, too bad that this alien didn’t receive that treatment when first he attempted entry to the US. Ah, had he been met – metaphorically – by men with a brace of pistols thrust through their sash, and a cutlass in both hands, as would seem to have been merited, this whole unfortunate chain of events would have been avoided.

          • jim ticehurst says:

            Jersey Jeffersonian….Yes..Typo..So…He was a Legal Boarder of a London Flight to JFK…Stayed at Homeless Shelters…(..No Tracking..) Got to Texas in a Lucid Moment…Bought Guns on The Street…in another Lucid Moment..Spent two weeks..Planning His Criminal Act…And had His Last Meal…in a Jewish Mosque…Ironic…I Wonder how many of Biden Boarder getaways…have headed for Florida…or Flight Schools In Arizona..or any where else that have all those Cells..I used to hear about..back in the Payroll days…

        • jerseycityjoan says:

          His brother can’t figure how he got over here, either. Lots of details over at the Daily Mail. One that’s not is the fate of Lady Al Queda’s three presumably American children. Are they with their father or still in Pakistan? I sure hope they are not terrorists too.
          UK law enforcement are questioning two teenagers. He slept in a Texas homeless shelter so I guess his funds were low.

          “Gulbar [his brother in UK] later revealed his brother had a criminal record and questioned how he was eligible to enter the United States in the first place.

          He wrote online: ‘It is with great great sadness I will confirm my brother Faisal passed away in Texas, USA this morning. We are absolutely devastated as a family. We can’t say much now as their is an ongoing FBI investigation.

          ‘We would like to say that we as a family do not condone any of his actions and would like to sincerely apologize wholeheartedly to all the victims involved in the unfortunate incident.

          ‘Sitting in the incident room all last night at Greenbank until the early hours liaising with Faisal, the negotiators, FBI etc. And although my brother was suffering from mental health issues we were confident that he would not harm the hostages.

          ‘There was nothing we could have said to him or done that would have convinced him to surrender.” [His apology continues in the article.]


  7. Michael Droy says:

    Can’t think of a more stupid place for a hold up than a Texas Church.
    I bet they are all packing.

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