Assessment: American travelers put up with a vast amount of security theater: millions of man-hours lost each year to unpredictably long TSA lines; intrusive pat-downs; the whole take-off-your-shoes-and-belt rigamarole. Yet the vast security apparatus can’t screen out a mentally ill Muslim extremist?
Why was Malik Faisal Akram even in this country?
That’s only one of many questions surrounding the Brit’s attack on a Texas synagogue, but it’s one of the biggest.
“Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:16
As Avram’s brother told Sky News, “He’s known to police. Got a criminal record.” Nor did he have any visible means of support; Gulbar Akram also says he “was suffering from mental health issues.”
Yet the feds say he somehow got a visa and flew into JFK around New Year’s, listing a hotel on Queens Boulevard as his destination. He then made his way to Dallas, where he stayed at a homeless shelter for a week and bought a gun — “off the street,” according to President Joe Biden (who, to be fair, has been known to make stuff up).
Then he took Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and four Congregation Beth Israel congregants hostage, demanding the release of convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, who’s serving a decades-long sentence in Fort Worth and has become a cause celebre for jihadists.
Thank God the rabbi managed to lead an escape (after 10 hours), leaving the FBI free to use deadly force to bring him