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A man suspected of holding a Texas synagogue hostage has been banned from a British court for threatening a Sept. 11 bombing: a report

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Twenty years ago, a British suspect accused of holding Jewish worshipers hostage at a synagogue in Texas was barred from entering a British courthouse for making insulting remarks to staff after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on American soil, the report said.

The suspect, Malik Faisal Akram, 44, will not be able to attend the Blackburn Magistrates’ Court due to the September 2001 bombing in New York. The Telegraph of the United Kingdom reported.

A day after the World Trade Center in Manhattan was hit by jihadist pilots, Akram was accused of telling members of a Lancashire court that “you should have been on this plane,” Deputy Justice Secretary Peter Wells wrote. In a letter detailing the decision of the Lancashire Masters Committee to ban it.

MALIK FAISAL AKRAM: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TEXAS SINAGO HOSTING

“It was a great tragedy for someone who was just doing their job and shouldn’t have been subjected to your rude insults,” Wells said, describing how Akram was regularly “threatened” and “threatened and insulted. “in words. for months, the staff “even if he wasn’t on the bench.”

“In order to protect the health and safety of the staff,” Akram was told he could be disrespected in court or fined if he entered the building in addition to appearing to answer a summons or surrender to bail. or yment against any unpaid financial penalty owed to you. ”

A few hours of confrontation at the Beth Israel Church (about 15 miles northeast of Fort Worth) in Colliville, Texas, on Saturday ended with the death of the suspect and the safety of all hostages.

Akram’s live broadcast on Facebook called for the release of a cystic neurologist in prison known as “Mrs. Al-Qaeda.”

Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence for attempting to assassinate U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan in 2010, is being held at a federal prison in Fort Worth.

Rabbi Charlie Citron-Walker said he had undergone hostage training with the FBI, local police, the Anti-Slander League and the Safe Communities Network during the incident, and that in the last hour or so, other hostages were ready to fight in the first place. decided to make sure. the rabbi suddenly threw a chair at the suspect.

“It was horrible,” Cytron-Walker said CBS News, explained that the suspect knocked on the glass door of the church that morning. She put tea in the house, saying she needed shelter. The rabbi said he was sitting with the man when he heard a clicking sound that turned out to be a gun during morning prayers.

“We were threatened all the time. But no, fortunately, none of us were physically injured,” the rabbi said. “They teach you that when your life is really in danger, you have to do what you can to get to a safe place. You have to do everything to get out.”

U.S. and British officials did not provide much information about Akram’s criminal background or how he entered the U.S. before the Texas hostage incident. On Monday, the UK Home Office declined to comment to Acesparks Digital on reports that Akram had been identified by the M15 intelligence agency.

The FQB has extended its investigation to London and Tel Aviv, and two teenagers were arrested in Manchester (England) on Sunday in connection with an investigation into a Texas hostage incident.

Malik Faisal Akram’s brother, Gulbar Akram, made a statement through the Blackburn Muslim Community about how he was summoned to the police station at Greenbank, where he worked in an incident room where terrorist police were in contact with the FSB and negotiators during the hostage crisis.

in an interview with New York Times, Gulbar Akram said she spoke to her brother during the siege, which is 5,000 miles away. Without giving much information to the newspaper, Gulbar said her brother was familiar with the anti-terrorism police. He also said Faisal had mental health problems that worsened after his other brother recently died of a coronavirus.

He said his brother was arrested at the age of 19 for using a baseball bat in a fight with his cousins ​​and worked for six months at the Young Offenders Institute. Gulbar Akram says their rent moved them from Kiston to the UK in the 1960s and they raised six sons in Blackburn, England.

The FBI’s field office in Dallas refused to confirm to Acesparks Digital that Akram had flown to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Speaking to reporters at the Philadelphia Food Bank on Sunday, President Biden described the incident as an “act of terrorism” and said the suspect was in a homeless shelter before the incident and was believed to have bought the weapon “on the streets.”

The president promised to release more information to the public at a news conference on Wednesday.

Responding to a question about the hostage-taking incident in front of parliament on Monday, British Home Secretary Priti Tel said she had made a two-way call with her counterpart in the National Security Service and was cooperating with the FQB. He promised to increase the security of the Jewish community in the UK

“When it comes to our homeland, a number of measures are currently being taken, including defensive security for the Jewish community,” he said.

Matthew Offord, a conservative member of parliament, pointed to an increase in anti-Semitic incidents in Hendon constituency and called for security over the phone. tel, vowing to “fully support” the Jewish community, said it had a “watch list” for anti-Semitism violators and others.

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