When British national, Malik Faisal Akram, used an illegally purchased firearm, since only American citizens are able to legally purchase firearms in the United States, to take Jewish hostages at Congregation Beth Israel, President Biden referred to it as simply an act of terror.
It was not simply an act of terror, but an al-Qaeda inspired terrorist attack to get the release of a vile and high-ranking al-Qaeda operative, Aafia Siddiqui, released from federal prison in Texas, who was found with information for al-Qaeda’s leaders on how to build a dirty bomb. During her interrogation, she grabbed a rifle that was recklessly left out and tried to murder everyone in the room.
Her name was not randomly chosen anymore than a synagogue was randomly chosen. It was an al-Qaeda inspired attack to get the release of an al-Qaeda operative.
Prior to September 11, 2001, there were numerous al-Qaeda attacks against the United States, including the first World Trade Center bombing. Following the deaths of 3000 Americans in the deadliest attack against the United States by terrorists, there was not a single al-Qaeda attack in the United States.
That changed last Saturday. For the first time since 2001, an al-Qaeda inspired terrorists took Jewish hostages in the United States. To say this is anything other than an al-Qaeda inspired attack is to minimize exactly what happened and the significance of the event.
To make matters worse, the FBI Special Agent in charge of the investigation, Matthew DeSarno, made it clear he does not believe the al-Qaeda inspired terrorist who made his intentions clear for much of the world who watched, had nothing to do with the Jewish community. Islamic terrorists do not choose synagogues by chance, but because there are Jewish people there.
Despite the clear motive all heard, apparently Agent DeSarno cannot seem to figure out the motive. It must not be enough for Agent DeSarno to hear exactly what Akram was demanding before he died, leaving one less terrorist in the world. Everyone heard the demands and there can be no denying exactly what he was inspired to do by and for al-Qaeda.
Throughout the Clinton Presidency, when the attacks were continuing to grow by al-Qaeda, including the USS Cole, President Clinton always let the FBI handle it, rather than see the terrorist attacks as needing a military response. Perhaps, they were led by similar people as Agent DeSarno who are still trying to understand the motive.
Al-Qaeda declared war on the United States a great many years ago and continue to work towards the destruction of America and deaths of as many Americans as they can. The fact that another attack inspired by al-Qaeda has happened in the United States for the first time in over 20 years should tell everyone exactly what those who wish to spread terror thinks about the current administration.
President Biden weakened the United States when he pulled the military out of Afghanistan recklessly and left Americans behind; many of whom are still there. The Taliban have taken the country back and welcomed back al-Qaeda, who were hiding in Pakistan fearing American drones and missiles. Wanted terrorists are in the open in Afghanistan and once again plotting against the United States.
President Biden is very wrong about this being just another terrorist attack. It is an al-Qaeda terrorist attack. The first since September 11, 2001. It happened under his watch. To not call the attack for what it really is shows a tremendous disconnect between truth and what President Biden claims to be true.