FBI Receives Backlash After Changing Story on Hostage Taker’s Motive
Over the weekend, there was an attack on a Jewish Synagogue in Texas.
This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen something like this. It happens more often than it should.
One thing that comes to mind when something like this happens is what was this person’s motive in holding these people hostage? Well, if you listen to Joe Biden, he doesn’t seem to know. That’s how it is with the Democrats. They always want to ignore the most obvious reason.
Even the FBI couldn’t get their story straight, but now it seems that they’ve changed their tune a bit.
Initially, the statement from the FBI stated, “We do believe from our engagement with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt DeSarno said. “But we’re continuing to work to find motive and we will continue on that path. In terms of the resolution of the incident, the hostage taker is deceased.”
And for what reason did they believe that this had nothing to do with the Jewish community? Well, the only reason they could say that is just because of political agenda really and denial of what the criminal stood for.
Well, now compare that to the most recent statement, “This is a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted, and is being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.”
All this does is show me how ignorant they are of Islam and Judaism. I won’t go into the details of what they stand for because I’ll get in trouble by the tech gods, but if you want to look into some of what the Qur’an teaches you can look at Surah 4:34, Surah 5:17, Surah 5:33, Surah 5:38, Surah 5:51, Surah 9:5, Surah 9:29, and Surah 9:123. Then tell me what the motive was.
As a result, the FBI received some harsh backlash after changing their tune:
- Seth Mandel, Washington Examiner: “He took a shul hostage and demanded to free a notorious antisemite and forced one rabbi to call another rabbi in NY to help with this. Motive is likely indigestion, though we can’t rule out ‘lost a bet.’”
- Alberto Miguel Fernandez, retired U.S. diplomat: “Such a bizarre take by the FBI.”
- Gregg Carlstrom, The Economist: “Just a coincidence that he targeted a house of worship used by this one particular religious minority, a coincidence that seems to happen an awful lot throughout history.”
- Kyle Orton, researcher: “This is absolutely absurd from @AP . In an era when the most micro-identities receive excess coverage and the most innocent slight can be interpreted as evidence of bias, even a hostage-taking at a synagogue doesn’t qualify as hostility to Jews.”
- Josh Hammer, Newsweek: “These people defy parody.”
- John Cardillo, political commentator: “The Bureau is in a race with itself to destroy whatever microscopic fraction of credibility it might have left.”
- Kurt Schlichter, attorney: “I’m just shocked the FBI didn’t know about him beforehand like it knew about all those other terrorists. It didn’t, right? Right?”
- Benjamin Weingarten, RealClearInvestigations: “Obama is fully back.”
- Michael Berry, radio host: “It wasn’t related to religion? Oh, ok, FBI.”
- Isaac Schorr, National Review: “For all we know, the guy might have chosen a synagogue because he wanted to spend his last day on Earth hanging out with Jews.”
- Michael Scott Doran, analyst: “The FBI worries more about kowtowing to the progressive cult than about remaining legitimate in the eyes of the American people.”
- Stephen L. Miller, political commentator: “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.”