WATCH: Dramatic Moment Hostages In Texas Synagogue ESCAPE Armed Islamic Terrorist

Written by K. Walker on January 16, 2022

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A ten-hour-long hostage situation ended with all hostages free and the terrorist dead.

At around 11:30 AM (CST), a man with “backpacks of explosives” stormed the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas during a service on the Sabbath. He held three unnamed individuals as well as the Rabbi of the Synagogue, Charlie Cytron-Walker, hostage for nearly 11 hours as he demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui — also known as “Lady al Qaeda” — calling her his “sister.” Siddiqui is being held in a prison in Carswell in Fort Worth, about 25 miles from Colleyville.

Annette Lamoreaux, an attorney representing Siddiqui’s brother Mohammad, a Houston architect, denied he was involved.

“The gunman is most definitely not her biological brother,” said Lamoreaux, “I spoke to Mohammad an hour ago and he is very upset to be implicated in this attack by the hostage-taker.”

The Daily Mail states that Congregation Beth Israel “is a Reform Jewish synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, which has about 70,000 Jewish people, one of the largest communities in the state.”

The terrorist clearly used some thought when selecting his target — he knew it would get him attention.

He very clearly told the police, “If anyone tries to enter this building, I’m telling you…everyone will die.”

A hostage-taker who was shot dead after a stand-off at a synagogue in Texas was British, the Government has confirmed, and US officials will be liaising with the Metropolitan Police during the investigation.

Four hostages who were taken by the man who stormed the building ‘armed with backpacks of explosives’ were released after the man was shot dead.

He held the hostages, including Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, trapped inside the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, approximately 27 miles from Dallas, for about 10 hours before the hostages were reported free and safe.

Dramatic footage revealed the moment two hostages ran out of the temple. The suspect can be seen popping out of the door as he chases after them with a gun, but he quickly retreats back inside, closing the door after spotting the nearby SWAT team.

Dozens of agents then breach the synagogue as gunshots can be heard.
Source: Daily Mail

After the hostages run out of the door, you can see a man holding a handgun begin to follow but then quickly go back inside when he sees the police presence.

The man, who held four people hostage, has been identified but has not been named by law enforcement.

The synagogue was holding a service that was live-streamed on Facebook and although the situation can’t be seen, the terrorist can be heard talking to the hostages.

He spoke about his family, asked what was wrong with America, and said, “I’m going to die at the end of this.”

Thank God those four hostages are all safe now!

Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted that all of the hostages came out safe and alive was an answer to prayer.

Amen! Prayer works.

Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.

Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.

This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker