Texas Rabbi 'grateful to be alive' as synagogue hostage-taking suspect ID'd

The suspect died as an FBI team breached the temple.

1/16/2022 9:14:00 PM

JUST IN: FBI have identified the suspect in a deadly standoff at a Texas synagogue Saturday as a 44-year-old British citizen.

The suspect died as an FBI team breached the temple.

As Akram was allegedly speaking, the broadcast only showed a screen with written guidance on silent prayer and the words,"My God, guard my speech from evil and my lips from deception. Before those who slander me, I will hold my tongue; I will practice humility."

"He was foul-mouthed. He was swearing. He was saying anti-Semitic tropes," Silverman said of the suspect."He was talking about Israel, Palestine, Islam, and that he had a gun. He implied he had a bomb in his backpack, and that he could, you know, let it loose at any minute. It was horrifying."

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JoshuaHoyos Thank goodness the Rabbi and the other men are safe. Fuel to the Illegal Immigrant Failure to Deport Fire! identified on Sunday as Malik Faisal Akram, 44, a British citize Conveniently not printing his name 😂 is so pathetic 🙄 Any ties to the Christmas parade terrorist who ran down the crowd?

He’s an Islamist. Why aren’t you reporting the news? Rabbi held hostage by an Islamic Jihadist in Texas synagogue It's refreshing that his religion or country of ORIGIN hasn't been mentioned, just that he has Her Majesty's passport. And this story will disappear in about 12 hours… because erm… For all those who are new to this working from home Bitcoin trading options Here's a little tip: Get a trusted Bitcoin expert and stick to her Diana_Massangi Invest and play at similar times each day. Because : In times of chaos, your investment is your anchor to success

Lol.. focus on being a British citizen and not a Muslim extremist... media is a joke

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FBI identifies British national as suspect who took hostages at Colleyville, Texas, synagogueRabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville posted on Facebook on Sunday that he is 'grateful that we made it out.' Why are you afraid to say his name? This is inconvenient for the narrative and will disappear directly Muslim British national.

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MORE: Poway synagogue shooting survivors address gunman at sentencing As Akram was allegedly speaking, the broadcast only showed a screen with written guidance on silent prayer and the words,"My God, guard my speech from evil and my lips from deception. Before those who slander me, I will hold my tongue; I will practice humility." "He was foul-mouthed. He was swearing. He was saying anti-Semitic tropes," Silverman said of the suspect."He was talking about Israel, Palestine, Islam, and that he had a gun. He implied he had a bomb in his backpack, and that he could, you know, let it loose at any minute. It was horrifying." Zelling said on"GMA" that she and her family are close friends of Cytron-Walker. Brandon Wade/AP Police stand in front of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue, Jan. 16, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas. "Rabbi Charlie is at his core, an incredibly kind and holy man," Zelling said."His presence has made a profound impact on my life." Silverman said that while she has been alarmed about the rise in anti-Semitism and attacks on Jewish communities throughout the nation, she said,"in the back of our minds, you know, we knew it could happen here." MORE: Jersey City shooting that left 6 dead was 'targeted' at Jewish deli: Officials "I feel like it's going to take a long time for this congregation to heal because you don't know who next is going to approach your building," Silverman said."You don't know what's going to happen because it's so prevalent right now. We know that it could happen again. It's terrifying." A motive for the incident is under investigation. The FBI’s Evidence Response Team was processing evidence at the synagogue on Sunday and the bureau's North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force, was investigating leads in the case, DeSarno said in his statement. DeSarno said the FBI Shooting Incident Review Team"will conduct a thorough, factual, and objective investigation of the events." During the standoff, it was unclear to what extent the hostage-taker was armed, authorities said. The suspect was carrying backpacks and had said that he possessed explosives. Law enforcement officials would not say at a news conference whether he actually had explosives. Authorities also declined to publicly confirm the demands made by the hostage-taker. Multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News he was demanding the release of convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, who is incarcerated at Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth. Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist with alleged ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network, was sentenced to 86 years in prison after she was convicted in 2010 of assault and attempted murder of a U.S. soldier and members of a U.S. team sent to interrogate her in 2008. Investigators have not commented on the relationship between Siddiqui and the synagogue hostage-taker. ABC News' Meredith Deliso, Aaron Katersky and Josh Margolin contributed to this report.