Front Page Mag: “We do believe from our engagement with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue, uh, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community, uh, but we’re continuing to work to find motive and, and we will continue on that path.”
That was Matt DeSarno, FBI special agent in charge, after the hostage incident in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday. It was bizarre statement, as Robert Spencer noted, because the hostage-taker’s demands revolved around imprisoned jihadist Aafia Siddiqui, also known as “Lady al Qaeda.” The FBI knew that but was “continuing to work to find motive.” It was as though the Great Brinks Robbery of 1950 left the FBI gasping in bewilderment.
The FBI did not name the “subject” of the Colleyville “engagement,” nor any of the hostages, including the rabbi. Also unspoken was the biggest FBI lapse of all. The nation’s most powerful law enforcement agency failed to prevent “the subject,” Malik Faisal Akram, from taking the hostages in the first place. That recalls another act of Islamic terrorism just down the road at Fort Hood, Texas.
In 2009, U.S Army major Nidal Hasan was communicating with al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki about killing American soldiers then shipping out to Afghanistan. As Lessons from Fort Hood confirms, the FBI was fully aware of the communications but the Washington office of the FBI called off surveillance of Hasan. On November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood, Hasan gunned down 13 unarmed American soldiers and wounded more than 30 others in the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.
Opinion: I remember that day vividly. I was leading a small men’s Bible study group when the news broke about the Fort Hood Massacre. I also vividly remember trying for hours to find out who the shooter was, and after talking with one of the men in that group, and searching the internet, the news broke that the shooter was a Muslim/American born US Army Major, named Nidal Hassan.
That was November 5, 2009 and little did I know it then, but in a few short months one of my sons would convince me to start a blog. On January 30, 2010, Prophecy Tracker was born, and despite a warning from one of the men in that small group by the name of Lee, that the blog would consume any free time I have.
Wow, was Lee right!
I thought of Fort Hood when I posted my last headline on Saturday night after the still unresolved Colleyville news with this headline from the Daily Wire:
Update: White House Releases Statement On Synagogue Hostage Situation, Leaves Out Major Details
How similar that was to the way Barack Obama’s ‘Muslim protection team’ reported on Fort Hood:
On November 9, CNN reported, “no charges have been filed, and authorities have not identified a motive in Thursday’s attack.” The FBI said its investigation “indicates that the alleged gunman acted alone and was not part of a broader terrorist plot.” (key word “acted alone)
After Fort Hood, acted alone (lone wolf), and mental illness became standard excuses.
In 2009 Vice President Joe Biden responding after Barack Obama labeled the Fort Hood shooting “work place” violence said this:
“Jill and I join the President and Michelle in expressing our sympathies to the families of the brave soldiers who fell today. We are all praying for those who were wounded and hoping for their full and speedy recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the entire Fort Hood community as they deal with this senseless tragedy.”
Like his boss, Joe Biden failed to identify Hasan or name any of the 13 dead US soldiers.
And that my friends, has been the way the progressive left has protected ‘the religion of peace’ from any hint of anti-Semitism or anti-American ideology since 2009.