By Peter Fernandez
Just hours after Malik Faisel Akram, former pin-up lad for England’s Terrorist Watch-List, took four congregants, including the rabbi, hostage inside a Texas synagogue, an FBI spokesman explained that the incident was “not specifically related to the Jewish community.” There was, of course, a mighty outcry over this ludicrous statement, especially from Jewish leaders and conservative media pundits, before it was corrected. Yet, this statement was eagerly consumed by the left, once again, quenching their sociopathic thirst for Purple Kool-Aid.
Likewise, the seemingly chaotic Biden administration’s methods of madness are anything but meaningless bedlam. Transitioning from Democracy to Big Brother Socialism entails multiple chapters from the woke playbook, explaining how to racially divide the nation by the deconstruction of our Constitution, beginning, of course, with the first two amendments.
During that Jan. 15 Friday morning Shabbat service, the armed Arab-Moslem British national, burst into the synagogue demanding that-Aafia Siddiqui, or Lady Alqaeda, be released from an 86-year prison sentence. Before her trial for attempting to murder Americans in Afghanistan, she demanded that Jews not be permitted on the jury. Siddiqui was married to the nephew of the 9/11 al-Qaeda mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Two months ago, CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations’ Executive Director, Zahra Billoo, paid tribute to her while condemning “Zionist synagogues” and the American Jewish community. But, still, to the FBI, Akram’s terrorist actions were not racist.
Imagine the oratory orgasms that CNN, MSNBC, and The View would experience if The Proud Boys or The Windham County Sheriff’s Department pulled a rival stunt?
“Armed white nationalists takeover a peaceful (mostly) Texas mosque without taking off muddy boots and square-dancing blasphemously across Persian rugs, expensive gifts from Hamas, Hezbollah, and CAIR. Reports say they pulled primary-colored crayolas out to draw uncanny likenesses of Mohammed, and after tacking them to the bulletin board, giggled and fled for Chick-fil-A.”
Seriously though, this latest act of terror originally explained by an FBI spokesman is not unlike last September’s failed Boycott/Divest/Sanction Resolution against Israel proposed by the Burlington Council and Hate Group, Vermont Justice for Palestine. If not for the activism of Chittenden area rabbis, this proposal may have passed, and Bizarro Burlington, that tedious tempest in a teapot, would have become the first US city to formally adopt a moronic BDS resolution.
When outraged citizens stand up to woke lies, truth and reality are recovered. That FBI spokesman, perhaps placed by the Biden Administration, should have originally said what we already knew: Malik Faisel Akram didn’t select a synagogue on Shabbat, instead of a McDonalds, Pizza Hut, or Jersey Mike’s just because he wasn’t hungry.
The author is a children’s book author and Vermont resident.