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Sat Jan 15, 2022, 04:13 PM

FBI assisting in hostage situation in Colleyville, Texas, at Congregation Beth Israel

Source: CNN

(CNN)The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety are assisting a hostage situation at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, according to Colleyville Police Sgt Dara Nelson.

There are no injuries at this time, Nelson said, adding that police have evacuated the area.

"The FBI negotiators are the ones who have contact with the person in the building." Nelson said. There is "no threat to the general public" at this time, Nelson added.

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/15/us/colleyville-texas-hostage-situation/index.html



"SWAT operations" are going on in the area. CNN is talking about a possibility of this being a family dispute, but say they're just speculating.

I certainly hope this isn't an anti-Semitic attack.

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Reply FBI assisting in hostage situation in Colleyville, Texas, at Congregation Beth Israel (Original post)
George II Jan 2022 OP
JanMichael Jan 2022 #1
George II Jan 2022 #2
nycbos Jan 2022 #6
George II Jan 2022 #11
nycbos Jan 2022 #13
George II Jan 2022 #14
nycbos Jan 2022 #15
brooklynite Jan 2022 #3
Sgent Jan 2022 #4
Jacson6 Jan 2022 #5
JohnSJ Jan 2022 #8
electric_blue68 Jan 2022 #9
littlemissmartypants Jan 2022 #19
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herding cats Jan 2022 #10
DallasNE Jan 2022 #12
people Jan 2022 #16
George II Jan 2022 #17
question everything Jan 2022 #18
MicaelS Jan 2022 #20

Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 04:54 PM

1. There was mention of wanting to free a sibling from a Texas prison.

On ABC comment sites they are saying it is about this person:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aafia_Siddiqui

Hope the FBI folks can talk whoever is doing this down.

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 04:57 PM

2. If true this isn't good. It will only feed the RWers politically. I agree, hope this ends peacefully

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 06:33 PM

6. That's your first thought? The politics?

Not the fact we are facing another antisemitc terrorist attack?

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Response to nycbos (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 07:24 PM

11. DID YOU READ MY OP?????

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Response to George II (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 07:37 PM

13. "It will only feed the RWers politically."

The fact that's on your mind says a lot.

If the attacker was white supremacist I feel your reaction would be something else.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 07:50 PM

14. So you didn't read the OP. And WTF does this mean:

"If the attacker was white supremacist I feel your reaction would be something else." ???

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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:26 PM

15. Yes I did read your OP. I was refering to your other post.

I noticed that when an antisemitic incident there is always a different recaption depending on the ideology of the perpetrator.

When the attacker is a white supremist many on the right ignore it and Jews find “support” on the left.

Visa versa if the attacker is a Muslim.

Also there are those on the left who are unwilling to fight against antisemitism in the same way they fight against other forms of discrimination because Jews are thought of as “white”

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 05:35 PM

3. Audiostream of synagogue takeover

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 05:38 PM

4. According to the Dallas Paper

the terrorist is the brother of Khalid Sheik Mohammed's widow who is in a TX prison for attacks on US soldiers in Af. He is demanding her release. This is bad.

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Response to Sgent (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 05:48 PM

5. This is the Wikipedia Page on the jailed Sister of the hostage taker in TX.

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Response to Sgent (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 06:55 PM

8. You are right, this is very bad, and moves this up to an international incident. The Rabbi of that

congregation had a very open outreach program to all religions including the Muslim community, where they work together to build bridges

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Response to Sgent (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 07:11 PM

9. Oh, man from very bad to extremely bad. Hope the hostages get out and uninjured.

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Response to Sgent (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:52 AM

19. Denied. No proof of this assertion.

In January 2022, a man referring to Siddiqui as his "sister" took hostages at the Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, near where she is imprisoned, and demanded her release.[222] Her only biological brother Muhammad Siddiqui has denied being the hostage taker through an attorney.[223] The attorney who currently represents Siddiqui said "she has absolutely no involvement with [the hostage crisis]" and added, "We strongly condemn the hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville [...] We implore the hostage taker to immediately release all hostages and turn himself in."[224]


From CNN via Wikipedia

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/texas-synagogue-hostage-situation/index.html

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 06:38 PM

7. I am praying for the Congregation and the Rabbi

I had to walk away from the TV coverage and saw this on twitter



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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 07:18 PM

10. How horrific for those poor people!

My heart is with them and all who love them. I hope they stop the manic before anyone is harmed.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 07:32 PM

12. This Sounds Pretty Serious

We should know within a few hours or less. Take the following news account for what it is worth.

The Anti-Defamation League tweeted Saturday afternoon that it “is aware of the ongoing situation in Colleyville, TX and is engaged with local and federal authorities and the community’s leaders.”

In San Antonio, Texas, police said they will "monitor for any possible local threats." Beverly Hills, California, police said out of an abundance of caution, they "will be increasing patrols around our Jewish houses of worship"

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:37 PM

16. CAIR condemns this anti-semitic attack; says hostage taker is not the brother of Siddiqui


From San Francisco Chronicle:
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Report-Hostages-apparently-taken-at-Texas-16778326.php

CAIR, the Council of American Islamic Relations, says the hostage taker is not the brother of the jailed Siddiqui, that she has a brother but it's not this man.

. . .

CAIR went on to condemn this attack:

“This latest antisemitic attack at a house of worship is an unacceptable act of evil,” CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said in a statement. “We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community, and we pray that law enforcement authorities are able to swiftly and safely free the hostages. No cause can justify or excuse this crime.”

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:44 PM

17. Rep. Jamaal Bowman on the situation:

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 09:05 PM

18. One hostage has been released - CNN

One of the people who has been held hostage for hours inside a Texas synagogue has been released, according to local police.

Sgt. Dara Nelson with the Colleyville Police Department says the man was released uninjured around 6 p.m. ET.

“FBI Crisis Negotiators continue contact with the subject,” Nelson added.

Investigators believe three hostages are still being held inside Congregation Beth Israel.

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/texas-synagogue-hostage-situation/index.html

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