The Texas Synagogue Attack ‘Reveals’ More FBI ‘Corruption’

According to the FBI, the gunman was “focused on one problem” that had nothing to do with the Jewish community, and they “continue to seek to determine the cause.” A 44-year-old British citizen, Malik Faisal Akram, was heard ranting about Aafia Siddiqui, widely known as “Lady Al-Qaeda,” a Pakistani woman serving an 86-year term in jail less than 20 miles from the synagogue. After the hostages were rescued, the shooter died of gunshot wounds.

The FBI has failed to mention anti-Semitism as a motive for the crime, the only proper term for a Shabbat synagogue attack. “If law enforcement doesn’t comprehend what’s going on, they won’t be able to deal with the aftermath,” Kenneth Marcus, the founder and chairman of the Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law, said.

Moreover, the FBI’s fixation with and spending resources on cases that fit their political fancy, such as “Operation Varsity Blues,” is arguably even more aggravating (catching rich people scamming to get their kids into top universities). Serious violent threats against Americans go unnoticed.

Akram, the suspected gunman, has entered the United States without clearing a federal background check, which would have required him to pass an FBI background check. He came to the United States two weeks ago through New York’s JFK International Airport, and it’s thought he acquired the pistol used in the assault soon after.

According to the reports, the FBI examines whether the gunman, Akram, acted alone or aided others. The FBI’s knowledge of Akram, who flew to Pakistan to obtain illicit weaponry, has been questioned. Unfortunately, federal officials’ surprised reaction is what we’ve come to expect from our nation’s premier law enforcement organization.

The FBI’s failings as a whole are too many to enumerate here, but simply considering the mass shootings and explosions that occurred after the FBI was made aware of the assailants as possible threats is terrifying. For example, the Fort Hood gunman murdered 13 people in 2009. The Boston Marathon bombers killed three people and injured 264 in 2013, and the Pulse nightclub shooter killed 49 people and injured 53 more in 2016. Before killing sprees, all were known to the FBI, and they had interrogated some. It was also aware of the 2018 Waffle House gunman, who murdered four people and wounded two more, as well as the 2020 Nashville RV bomber.

Therefore, the FBI has a poor track record when classifying motivations and crimes. After the 2017 congressional shooting, the FBI told legislators that the mass assassination attempt was “suicide by cop.” The FBI classified the Fort Hood attack by a radical Islamist as “workplace violence.” They’ve already missed the mark on one in the Texas synagogue case, and it’ll be predictable if new information confirms the other.