(John Ransom, Headline USA) The man who the FBI initially claimed was acting under motives other than anti-Semitism repeatedly talked about “f****ing” Jews” after he took hostages at a Dallas area synagogue during services.
“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,’” reported the Jewish Chronicle.
FBI: “We found no evidence of anti- Semitism. https://t.co/9HqbAbCWKq
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The news organization received exclusive access after Malik’s death to the recordings of the conversation between the two brothers during that hostage standoff. It also reported that the would-be gunman had a history of making threats about killing Jews that made him known to law enforcement.
“He’s known to police. Got a criminal record. How was he allowed to get a visa and acquire a gun?” said the terrorist’s brother Gulbar, according to the Daily Mail.
The investigation is revealing facts at odds with the FBI’s statement shortly after the hostages were free that disclaimed any association from the attack with anti-Semitism. The FBI was most certainly aware of the conversation the terrorist had with his brother, who was cooperating with law enforcement from a situation room in the UK, according to the Daily Mail.
“Failure of the FBI to understand this [was anti-Semitism] is something of a pattern with law enforcement in the United States and frankly in Europe,” Kenneth Marcus, the founder and chairman of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law told Fox News.
Malik flew into New York’s JFK from London and spent time in a Dallas homeless shelter, according to NPR, which brings up additional questions of how he was let into the country as an indigent, if not a terrorist.
“Our understanding, and obviously we’re still looking into this, is that he was checked against U.S. government databases multiple times prior to entering the country and the U.S. government did not have any derogatory information about the individual in our systems at the time of entry,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki via NPR.
Two UK teens have been arrested in relation to the incident and are being questioned by authorities, said the Daily Mail.