I Really Don’t Know What to Make of This

The hostage taking on Saturday in Colleyville, TX at Congregation Beth Israel makes no sense.

The (now dead) hostage taker, British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, was demanding the release of Pakistani neurologist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, who is currently serving an 86 year sentence in a Federal prison in Fort Worth for terrorism and attempting to shoot US soldiers and FBI agents in Afghanistan. (None of the hostages died)

Clearly, the hostage taking was not well thought out, it had no chance of success, so we could be dealing with someone who was not “all there”, or an attempt to commit suicide by cop by a wannabee Jihadi.

The case of Siddiqui is even hinkier than the hostage situation, with credible allegations of years of torture before the incident for which she was sentenced, and the allegation of attempted murder involving her picking up an M-4 carbine that was left on the floor near her. (!)

The entire situation is profoundly weird.


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