Hours after a tense hostage situation involving an Muslim man and members of a Texas synagogue, The FBI has already determined that the gunman’s motives had nothing to do with racism or the Jewish community.
At least that’s what they’re telling the public.
The FBI Special Agent in Charge had this to say about the gunman’s motivations:
“We do believe from our engaging with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community. But we’re continuing to work to find motive,” claimed Agent Matt DeSarno.
That’s right, they’re “working to find motive.”
It had nothing to do with the Jewish community at all.
Let’s get this straight…
Parents who showed up at school board meetings to protest the teachings of critical race theory were called terrorists and “white supremacists” by the media, but the FBI claims that the motivation for a Muslim man demanding the release of an ISIS terrorist by taking hostages at a Jewish synagogue wasn’t motivated by antisemitism…
BREAKING: The FBI says the Texas synagogue hostage taker's demands were specifically focused on issue not connected to the Jewish community. https://t.co/PUxQkIwejx
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 16, 2022
The hostage crisis was thankfully ended late last night, and the gunman was killed.
The Associated Press reported:
A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.
One of the four hostages held at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville was released during the standoff; three others were rescued when authorities entered the building about 9 p.m., authorities said. The hostage taker was killed and FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt DeSarno said a team would investigate “the shooting incident.”
An FBI and a police spokeswoman declined to answer questions about who shot the man.
DeSarno said the hostage taker was specifically focused on an issue not directly connected to the Jewish community and there was no immediate indication that the man had was part of any broader plan, but DeSarno said the agency’s investigation “will have global reach.”
All hostages are out alive and safe.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 16, 2022
JUST IN: ALL synagogue hostages in Colleyville have been released, alive and safe.
— Markie Martin (@MarkieMartin) January 16, 2022
I’m very grateful that all hostages are safe and incredibly thankful for the brave members of law enforcement who responded to Congregation Beth Israel, freed the hostages, and stopped the terrorist.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 16, 2022
FBI Special Agent in Charge claims the incident was not “specifically related to the Jewish community.”
Biden's FBI: The Islamist terrorist, who held Jews hostage at a Texas synagogue, on Sabbath, was “singularly focused on one issue” that was not “specifically related to the Jewish community.
He then adds “We are continuing to work to find motive.” pic.twitter.com/RUPFhORWbs
— Ari Hoffman (@thehoffather) January 16, 2022
FBI really trying to say they don’t know the motive of todays synagogue hostage taker. They killed him, too, so we won’t be able to get court records during a trial and hence will never see if he, like nearly every terrorist, had prior contact with the FBI.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 16, 2022
The FBI says they have no idea why a Muslim man, who pledged allegiance to a jailed Muslim terrorist, would take Jews hostage inside a Texas synagogue. Yessir – it's a genuine headscratcher.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) January 16, 2022
Black people get attacked = Racism.
Muslims get attacked = Islamophobia.
Asians get attacked = Anti-Asian Hate.
Hindus get attacked = Hinduphobia.
Synagogue attacked and Jews + Rabbi are taken hostage by Islamist terrorist = “Not Antisemitism. It’s not about them being Jews.”
— Imam of Peace 🕊 (@Imamofpeace) January 16, 2022
The FBI’s declaration that a man taking Jews hostage in a Jewish place of worship on the Jewish day of rest while trying to free an anti-Semitic terrorist had nothing to do with Jews is both insane and demonstrative of the federal government’s attitude to Islamic anti-Semitism.
— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) January 16, 2022
Parents at school board meetings are instantly labeled domestic terrorists in writing on official DOJ letterhead.
Armed guy takes Jewish hostages at synagogue during religious services demanding the release of an anti-Semitic convicted terrorist is a mystery they can't solve https://t.co/r24lOcHo30
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 16, 2022
"The FBI is now…solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party," @JesseKellyDC tweeted Sunday morning. "Any Republican…who doesn’t loudly proclaim his intention to massively reform or disband… should not be considered."https://t.co/1Kt21EHmz7
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 16, 2022
Fox News slammed the FBI for their statement:
The FBI is facing backlash on social media after an official said that the Texas synagogue hostage taker’s demands were “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”
“The FBI is now an organization solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party,” conservative talk radio show Jesse Kelly tweeted Sunday morning. “Any Republican Congress or Presidential candidate who doesn’t loudly proclaim his intention to massively reform or disband this organization should not be considered.”