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  • Hostage situation at synagogue

    Must be a white supremacist, oh wait....

    'If anyone tries to enter this building ... everyone will die': Officials negotiating with man who is holding hostages at a Texas synagogue and demanding his sister - terrorist known as 'Lady Al Qaeda' - be freed from prison
    A Texas man, who is believed to be Muhammad Siddiqui, is reportedly holding three hostages and the rabbi hostage in a synagogue.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...synagogue.html
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

  • #2
    I just read she was a neuroscientist.

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    • #3
      This absolutely must be wrong --- Islam is a religion of peace.
      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Machinist View Post
        I just read she was a neuroscientist.
        she got 86 years - I wonder what she did...
        Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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        • #5
          That's horrifying. Let's hope and pray for a miracle.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by seer View Post

            she got 86 years - I wonder what she did...
            https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tex...f84cc253b7e27c


            About Aafia Siddiqui, the prisoner believed to be the motivating factor of the Colleyville hostage taker


            From CNN’s Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz, Katelyn Polantz and Andy Rose

            Two law enforcement officials tell CNN that investigators believe the hostage taker at a Colleyville, Texas, synagogue may have been motivated by a desire to free Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence at a federal prison in Texas after being convicted of trying to kill Americans overseas.
            The sources tell CNN that assessment is based on both discussions with the suspect and audio heard on the synagogue’s livestream.
            More on Siddiqui: In 2010, Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years in prison by a New York federal judge following a 14-day trial. A jury found her guilty of the attempted murder of U.S. nationals and government employees, as well as assault against U.S. officers and employees.
            According to a federal indictment, Siddiqui – a Pakistani scientist who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtained a doctorate from Brandeis University – was taken into custody for questioning by the Afghan National Police in 2008, who said they found handwritten notes referring to potential targets of a “mass casualty attack.”
            When a group of Americans attempted to speak to her, prosecutors said she was able to grab a US soldier’s rifle and open fire on the interrogation team, although no one was hit by the gunfire. At trial, one of the men in the room testified she was "a vision of hatred," according to court records.
            At sentencing, the judge found that a terrorism enhancement applied to her crimes, citing statements she had made that the judge concluded demonstrated her actions and intent to retaliate against the United States government, including "I hate Americans" and "Death to America."
            Siddiqui’s defense argued she was incompetent to stand trial, but Siddiqui clashed repeatedly with her lawyers, telling the judge at sentencing, “If anybody thinks that it is my paranoia or whatever, I’m not paranoid. I’m not mentally sick. I do not agree with that.” She also stated her belief that Israel “masterminded 9/11.”
            Her conviction has been the subject of regular protests in the US and overseas. Frequent demonstrations have been organized by the Aafia Foundation, a group named for her. That group has claimed that she was assaulted in prison last year. Her family has said in interviews with CNN that she is not a terrorist. CNN has reached out to lawyers for Siddiqui for reaction to the hostage situation.
            During a deadly hostage crisis in Algeria in 2013, a spokesperson for a militant group offered to release hostages if Siddiqui was released from US prison, along with 1993 World Trade Center Attack mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who has since died in prison.
            Siddiqui is currently being held in a medical facility that's part of a federal prison in Fort Worth, with a release date set for 60 years from now.

            "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
            - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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            • #7
              https://www.star-telegram.com/news/l...257360862.html

              One hostage just released.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Machinist View Post
                It's over, all are safe except the hostage taker - he is dead...
                Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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                • #9
                  What a mess.

                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                  "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                  "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by seer View Post

                    It's over, all are safe except the hostage taker - he is dead...
                    I woke up to the good news. I could hardly sleep last night it troubled me so.

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                    • #11
                      Do you think the hostages escaped or did he let them go?

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                      • #12
                        Sorry that somebody had to die, but glad it is over.
                        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          Sorry that somebody had to die, but glad it is over.
                          Yeah. I was afraid that was going to become a huge geo-political mess. I guess it still has that potential.

                          That guy was apparently an architect living there in Houston. It's the most insane story.

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                          • #14
                            Looks like it was more than the one guy... two teenagers have been arrested in Manchester, England:

                            https://www.gmp.police.uk/news/great...gogue-in-texas
                            "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                              Looks like it was more than the one guy... two teenagers have been arrested in Manchester, England:

                              https://www.gmp.police.uk/news/great...gogue-in-texas
                              More on that and on the backround from the BBC. He was a British citizen:

                              "British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from Blackburn, was shot dead after a standoff with police in Colleyville."

                              https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60019251

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