By Caroline Glick, JPost—
Malik Faisal Akram, the British national who seized four hostages at gunpoint at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas during Sabbath services, was straightforward about who he was and what he wanted.
Upon entering the synagogue wielding a gun and claiming he had a bomb in his backpack, Akram began ranting against the Jews and Jewish power and demanded the release of an al-Qaeda terrorist serving an 86-year prison term at a federal prison 20 miles from Beth Israel.
To achieve his goal, he took the rabbi and three congregants hostage. He had the rabbi call another rabbi in New York. The rabbi in New York works at Central Synagogue.
You don’t need to be a professional anti-Semitism researcher to understand that a man railing against Jewish power, who demands the intercession of a rabbi at a place called “Central Synagogue” in New York City on behalf of an al-Qaeda terrorist, hates, fears and is obsessed with Jews. You don’t need any special training to understand that Akram believed a Jewish cabal controls the world—and that this belief caused him to storm a synagogue by the prison where his celebrity terrorist is incarcerated, during Sabbath services, in order to take Jews hostage.
In other words, anyone with eyes could see that Akram’s motive in attacking the synagogue and taking Jewish hostages was anti-Semitic. It was obvious that he acted in a premeditated way. He selected his target and worked out his game plan ahead of time. Continue Reading….