The hostage-taker at the Texas synagogue claims that he is the brother of the Pakistani terrorist known as Lady Al Qaeda ( Aafia Siddiqui,)who is serving an 86 year sentence for terrorism. He is holding hostages inside the synagogue and as of this writing, the crisis is ongoing. There has been no confirmation of his relationship with Siddiqui,
The terrorist is demanding the release of lady Al Qaeda.
For those of you who do not remember lady Al Qaeda:
FOX News reported:
An MIT-educated Pakistani woman once identified as a possible Al Qaeda associate has been brought to New York to face charges she tried to kill U.S. agents and military officers who were questioning her in Afghanistan about suspicious documents found in her handbag, prosecutors said.
Aafia Siddiqui, who was shot and wounded last month during the wild confrontation, was expected to be arraigned in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia announced in a news release. A lawyer for her family said the allegations were false.
The terrorist who claims to be the sister of Lady Al Qaeda is holding the entire congregation of the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas hostage as police and Swat teams surround the building. But they are afraid to rush the terrorist because it could kill several people before they get to the terrorist. There is also the possibility of explosives and that complicates matters. They will try to negotiate the terrorist’s surrender.
ABC News reports on the hostage-taker:
A U.S. official briefed on the matter told ABC News the hostage-taker is claiming to be the brother of convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, but authorities have not yet confirmed his identity. The suspect is demanding to have the sister freed, the official said.
Siddiqui is incarcerated at Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth, according to the source. She had alleged ties to al-Qaida and was convicted of assault and attempted murder of a U.S. soldier in 2010 and sentenced to 86 years in prison.
UPDATE 1/15/22, 2:20 PM The situation at the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road posted about earlier remains ongoing. We ask that you continue to avoid the area. We will continue to provide updates via social media.
— Colleyville Police (@ColleyvillePD) January 15, 2022