Jewish leaders react to FBI statement on Texas synagogue hostage-taker: ‘The FBI got it wrong’

One Jewish leader says the FBI got it wrong after an official said the Texas synagogue hostage-taker’s demands were “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”

A Texas SWAT team responded to Congregation Beth Israel on Saturday after British national Malik Faisal Akram, 44, allegedly entered the building and held four people, including a rabbi, hostage for hours. A livestream of the service was on Facebook during a portion of the hostage situation, before it was taken down.

Investigators said the hostage-taker expressed support for Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist who was sentenced to 86 years in prison in 2010 for attempting to murder and assault U.S. military personnel and was being held at Federal Medical Center Carswell at a prison in Fort Worth.

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Jewish leaders react to FBI statement on Texas synagogue hostage-taker: ‘The FBI got it wrong’
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