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Hostage situation at Synagogue in Colleyville Texas

Postby The nation of major poo » Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:31 pm

https://amp.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 60862.html

Authorities northeast of Fort Worth are negotiating with a man who has apparently taken people hostage at a Colleyville synagogue during services. It is unclear if anyone is injured and how the man may be armed.

The service was being livestreamed on Facebook, and the live recording, which has since been taken down, captured muffled audio of what sounded like negotiations with police.

Colleyville police said they are conducting SWAT operations in the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road, the location of Congregation Beth Israel.

All residents in the immediate area are being evacuated, and people are asked to avoid the area.

Commenters on a Facebook livestream of a service at the synagogue said a man there is holding people hostage. An angry man could be heard ranting on the livestream, at times talking about religion. The video did not show what is happening in the building.

The man has repeatedly mentioned his sister and Islam and used profanities. At one point, another voice can be heard apparently talking on the phone to police. The man has said a few times he didn’t want anyone hurt, and he has mentioned his children.

He also said repeatedly he believes he is going to die.

It’s unclear how many people are in the synagogue. Commenters on the livestream are offering prayers for Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker. More than 8,000 viewers were watching the livestream.


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Postby Cannot think of a name » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:51 pm


Your link updated, everyone is free after a bunch of noise.
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Postby Hemakral » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:53 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:

Your link updated, everyone is free after a bunch of noise.

So, this thread is dead and should be locked, yeah?
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Postby -Astoria- » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:58 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:

Your link updated, everyone is free after a bunch of noise.

What's more, the guy is now dead.

All in all, at least no one else was hurt.
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Postby Picairn » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:14 pm

The gunman claimed to be Muhammad Siddiqui, brother of Aafia Siddiqui (an alleged terrorist from Pakistan serving 86 years in a Texas prison for attempting to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan), but according to Aafia's lawyer and activists he's likely an impostor (sorry, can't resist).

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Marwa Elbially, Aafia Siddiqui’s lawyer, told The Independent that she has no idea who the hostage taker is and that he has no connection to the Siddiqui family.

“He has no relation to the family, no relation to the supporters, nothing,” Ms Elbially said. “We have no idea where this guy came from.... we don’t know who he is and why he decided to do the irrational thing he’s doing now.”

Though she has not spoken to Aafia Siddiqui since the attack began, she said her client would “condemn this and not support this in any way” and had “always maintained that no violence should be done in her name”. She said her client maintains her innocence.

An initial report from ABC News on Saturday said the suspect was claiming to be Siddiqui’s brother Muhammad and said he had bombs in unknown locations, citing a US government official briefed on the matter.

In the live stream, he repeatedly refers to the prisoner as his “sister”, telling the other person: “I care about her, that's why I'm doing it”. Later he asks: “Are you going to get my sister on the phone or not?”

However, activists campaigning for Aafia Siddiqui’s release said that they were in contact with her actual brother, an architect who lives in Houston, and that he had nothing to do with the attack, which they condemned as “wicked” and “antisemitic”.

“We want to make it very well known that the hostage-taker is NOT Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s brother, who is not even in the same region where this horrible incident is taking place,” said a joint statement from the Free Dr Afia campaign and the Houston branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair).
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Postby The Alma Mater » Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:01 am

Hemakral wrote:
Cannot think of a name wrote:Your link updated, everyone is free after a bunch of noise.

So, this thread is dead and should be locked, yeah?


Well, we can change it into a thread on why "nutcase with a gun does something bad, is eventually killed by police" is no longer considered something that surprises people when it happens in the USA.
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Postby Antipatros » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:47 am

Picairn wrote:The gunman claimed to be Muhammad Siddiqui, brother of Aafia Siddiqui (an alleged terrorist from Pakistan serving 86 years in a Texas prison for attempting to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan), but according to Aafia's lawyer and activists he's likely an impostor (sorry, can't resist).

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Marwa Elbially, Aafia Siddiqui’s lawyer, told The Independent that she has no idea who the hostage taker is and that he has no connection to the Siddiqui family.

“He has no relation to the family, no relation to the supporters, nothing,” Ms Elbially said. “We have no idea where this guy came from.... we don’t know who he is and why he decided to do the irrational thing he’s doing now.”

Though she has not spoken to Aafia Siddiqui since the attack began, she said her client would “condemn this and not support this in any way” and had “always maintained that no violence should be done in her name”. She said her client maintains her innocence.

An initial report from ABC News on Saturday said the suspect was claiming to be Siddiqui’s brother Muhammad and said he had bombs in unknown locations, citing a US government official briefed on the matter.

In the live stream, he repeatedly refers to the prisoner as his “sister”, telling the other person: “I care about her, that's why I'm doing it”. Later he asks: “Are you going to get my sister on the phone or not?”

However, activists campaigning for Aafia Siddiqui’s release said that they were in contact with her actual brother, an architect who lives in Houston, and that he had nothing to do with the attack, which they condemned as “wicked” and “antisemitic”.

“We want to make it very well known that the hostage-taker is NOT Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s brother, who is not even in the same region where this horrible incident is taking place,” said a joint statement from the Free Dr Afia campaign and the Houston branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair).

Aafia Siddiqui is featured heavily in al Qaeda and other Sunni extremist propaganda as a victim of the US War on Terror. Her case is also very controversial in Pakistan.

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Postby Archinstinct » Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:39 am

Antipatros wrote:Aafia Siddiqui is featured heavily in al Qaeda and other Sunni extremist propaganda as a victim of the US War on Terror. Her case is also very controversial in Pakistan.


Who?
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Postby Antipatros » Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:41 am

Archinstinct wrote:
Antipatros wrote:Aafia Siddiqui is featured heavily in al Qaeda and other Sunni extremist propaganda as a victim of the US War on Terror. Her case is also very controversial in Pakistan.


Who?

The person the suspect demanded the release of and claimed to be the brother of.

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Postby Kazak Yeli » Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:29 am

No doubt many people will be unhappy that the perpetrator is of a different ideology than they would've liked him to be.

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Postby Roegerland » Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:38 am

Kazak Yeli wrote:No doubt many people will be unhappy that the perpetrator is of a different ideology than they would've liked him to be.

Indeed, I can think of a certain NS user who will be quite beside themselves with grief as a result of this.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:08 am

Kazak Yeli wrote:No doubt many people will be unhappy that the perpetrator is of a different ideology than they would've liked him to be.

A anti Semitic al- queda supporter. I would have liked it never to have happened but, oh well.
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Postby -Astoria- » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:09 am

Kazak Yeli wrote:No doubt many people will be unhappy that the perpetrator is of a different ideology than they would've liked him to be.

Press X to doubt.
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Postby Isle of Westland » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:31 am


Hmmm yes, Barry Smith 56 from Wetherby perpetrated this attack.
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Postby Roegerland » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:32 am

-Astoria- wrote:
Kazak Yeli wrote:No doubt many people will be unhappy that the perpetrator is of a different ideology than they would've liked him to be.

Press X to doubt.

Why?
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Postby Ethel mermania » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:40 am

Isle of Westland wrote:

Hmmm yes, Barry Smith 56 from Wetherby perpetrated this attack.

The brit shoe bomber's name is Robert Reid.
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Postby Grenartia » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:44 am

Ethel mermania wrote:
Isle of Westland wrote:Hmmm yes, Barry Smith 56 from Wetherby perpetrated this attack.

The brit shoe bomber's name is Robert Reid.


What if he had a foot fetish and just had a really fucking convoluted and asinine way of forcing it on everyone else who flies on a plane?
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So, on topic. why did he lie about being her brother?
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Postby Kerwa » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:51 am

I mean, a lot of Americans think I’m Irish. Having an “English” accent could well mean Saudi etc.

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Postby Roegerland » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:54 am

Grenartia wrote:


So, on topic. why did he lie about being her brother?

Perhaps he meant sister in a religious sense? I've heard it used in this context before.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:57 am

Roegerland wrote:
Grenartia wrote:
So, on topic. why did he lie about being her brother?

Perhaps he meant sister in a religious sense? I've heard it used in this context before.

My fellow Union members are referred to as brothers and sisters in the context of the union, so that is possible, yes.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:40 pm

Kazak Yeli wrote:No doubt many people will be unhappy that the perpetrator is of a different ideology than they would've liked him to be.

Muslim transplant from Pakistan

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