Two More Arrests in the UK in Regard to Texas Hostage Situation

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We previously reported about how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris seemed to be missing in action when it came to talking about the motive behind the hostage-taking at the Texas synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. That, despite the hostage-taker — Malik Faisal Akram — allegedly demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, the terrorist known as “Lady al Qaeda.” Siddiqui is presently locked up in a Fort Worth federal facility for 86 years for trying to kill U.S. military members. Fortunately, the hostages came out of the incident physically unharmed. Akram was killed during the incident after the police breached the synagogue.

Biden mentioned that the incident may be related to someone who had been “arrested” long ago, but although he referred to the incident as an “act of terror,” he scrupulously avoided mentioning any Islamic terrorist connection, and he didn’t mention Siddiqui’s name or offense or Akram’s name.

Biden also didn’t note that Akram was a British national, allegedly with a criminal record, which raises the question of how Akram got into this country — did he have known connections? And why was he let in? As I noted in my prior story, there’s a big additional question that the media should be asking — about whether Biden’s executive orders might have made it easier for Akram to get into the country.

Now there’s more intriguing information in the case. Two teenagers were reportedly arrested in the UK by the Greater Manchester police and are currently being questioned regarding the case. There isn’t a lot of information about why the teens were arrested and are being questioned. But they have been identified as Akram’s sons.

According to NBC’s Mike Kosher, the sons were on the phone with the Akram during the hostage-taking.

It seems logical to conclude the police feel they have important information to render on the matter or are possibly questioning them on potential involvement. It could mean that there is a wider net that the police are exploring. They would likely want to look into and rule out any potential further issues.

At least the FBI is now acknowledging that the incident was an act of terrorism targeting the Jewish community. I wait with bated breath to see if we hear anything more about “motivation” from the White House or whether they continue to avoid the Islamic terrorism connection.