HEY FBI: If Synagogue Attacker’s Motives Were ‘Unclear’… Why Did They Match ISIS Policy?

Written by Wes Walker on February 17, 2022

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What ELSE has the FBI missing in their zeal to criminalize ordinary Americans?

The FBI, as an institution, has a finite number of resources with which to identify, assess, and neutralize threats. How much of those resources have been wasted on politicized efforts ranging from spying on Trump to pulling up the bank records of people who showed up for the rally on January 6th but didn’t step even one foot inside the building?

Authorities in the Biden Administration assure us that the gravest of all domestic threats comes from nefarious groups of White Supremacists… and authorities are hard at work, saving America from that secret army of White Supremacists. Or something.

Meanwhile, we’re seeing reduced sentences for an arsonist who burned a man to death in a building, we’re seeing bail money being raised by BLM for the suspect in an attempted assassination of a political candidate (one that might even be racially motivated), and nary a peep out of authorities when a racial essentialist breaks up a Christmas parade by using his vehicle as a murder weapon to drive over grannies and kids.

They seem quite confident in ascribing racial motives when they find some white guy accused of a crime. So why do they hold back when the motives for a crime are even easier to track than the alleged white supremacist ones?

How about ISIS sympathizers attacking a synagogue, for example? Is the motive of an actual jihadi difficult to ascertain? If you are the FBI, yes it is. At least in the case of the January 15th hostage-taking in Congregation Beth Israel.

Our readers may remember ClashDaily’s covering of those incidents as they unfolded:

WTF? FBI Says Hostage-Taking In Synagogue Was ‘Not Specifically Related To The Jewish Community’ (VIDEO)

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

NATIONAL DISGRACE: The FBI LIED About The Synagogue Hostage Situation In Texas

In a statement, the FBI said there was no indication that anyone else was involved, but it didn’t provide a possible motive.

Akram could be heard ranting on a Facebook livestream of the services and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.

The FBI and police spokespeople declined to answer questions Saturday night about who shot Akram when the standoff ended. — CBSlocal

Once attention had begun to turn to other news events, the FBI was eventually shamed into admitting the obvious.

The FBI’s remark on Saturday that Akram’s attack, which began during Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleysville, a Fort Worth suburb, was “not specifically related to the Jewish community” baffled and angered many Jewish leaders. Late Sunday, the FBI backtracked, issueing a statement on the incident making the connection to antisemitism explicit, calling it “a terrorism-related matter in which the Jewish community was targeted” and which is being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

“We never lose sight of the threat extremists pose to the Jewish community and to other religious, racial, and ethnic groups,” the statement said. “We have had a close and enduring relationship with the Jewish community for many years. We continue to work tirelessly with the Secure Community Network, the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Federation, and others to protect members of the Jewish community from all potential threats.” — Forward

But the public has been more or less left to believe that the FBI rescued the hostages or negotiated their release. Neither happened. The Rabbi made a daring move to distract the jihadi so they could escape.

We are also left to believe the now-dead jihadi is some crackpot acting as yet another ‘lone wolf’. Is he really an independent operator taking things into his own hands? Or is he actually following specific instructions from ISIS that have ‘lone wolf’ methodology baked into the cake as Standard Operating Procedures in a deliberate asymmetrical warfare campaign?

Missed, however, is the fact that, a few weeks before Akram stormed the synagogue, the Islamic State (ISIS) issued a directive calling on Muslims to do exactly what Akram did—and for the very same reason he cited.

On Dec. 20, 2021, the ISIS-operated Rocket Chat communication platform did what it and other jihadist forums always do in the days and weeks leading up to Christmas: it sought to rile and incite Muslims to launch “lone wolf” attacks during the festive season, including by posting a drawing of a veiled jihadist brandishing a bloody knife in one hand while holding the severed head of Santa Claus in the other, with the following message:

“With the advent of the so-called polytheistic celebrations that the unbelievers are experiencing these days, we send a message to our monotheist brothers in Europe, America, Australia, Canada, Russia, and other countries of unbelief and apostasy…. Attack the citizens of crusader coalition countries with your knives, run them over in the streets, detonate bombs on them, and spray them with bullets.”

…But the aforementioned Rocket Chat communique which appeared in December 2021, had another message:

“Imagine with me, brothers, if Muslim refugees in Crusader Europe took hostages while the pigs [Christians] celebrate their polytheistic holidays and forced the European crusaders to order their angry dogs to release our sisters from the Al-Hawl and Ain Issa camps, or else they would cut off the pigs’ heads.”

This suggested scenario almost perfectly conforms to both the stated motive and actions of Malik Faisal Akram, who, before holding a synagogue in Texas hostage, was investigated in Britain for his known “radical” links—links that almost certainly suggest he visited, and was influenced by, jihadist sites such as Rocket Chat.

Akram did, however, make one minor alteration: he took hostage, not the “pigs” (one of Islam’s epithets for Christians) but rather their partners in the infamous “Crusader-Zionist” alliance, the “apes” (one of Islam’s epithet for Jews).

He did so, not while Christians “celebrate their polytheistic holidays,” but rather while Jews, whom Islam also accuses of polytheism, worshipped on their holy day, the Sabbath. And he did it all following ISIS’s directive “to release our sisters,” with Lady al-Qaeda—whom Akram repeatedly referred to as a “sister”—being the posterchild of female Muslim terrorist prisoners. —WorldIsraelNews

How is it that Raymond Ibrahim is able to connect these dots bout our vaunted brain trust at the FBI was not?

Besides what we’ve read about in the Durham Report, what the hell are they doing over there?

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