Neo-Nazis And White Supremacists React To Texas Synagogue Hostage Situation Online, Mock And Celebrate Incident, Admonish Perpetrator For Not Killing Jews In Custody

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January 21, 2022

On January 15, 2022, British jihadi Malik Faisal Akram took congregants hostage at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue. It has been reported that Akram purchased a handgun off the street in a private sale shortly after arriving in the U.S., according to federal investigators. During the hostage situation, Akram demanded the release of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence on charges of attempting to kill U.S. service members in Afghanistan. Many white supremacists and neo-Nazis have reacted to the incident on social media, expressing disappointment that the situation was resolved with no casualties and asserting that Jews receive preferential treatment and government assistance since the FBI was swiftly deployed to the scene.

The following report details reactions by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other extremists about the Texas Synagogue hostage situation on Telegram, Facebook, 4Chan and other platforms.

Contents

  • Social Media Users Cheer On Hostage Taker

  • Extremists Express Disappointment With Outcome: 'All Kikes Released. Camel Fucker Dead. Waste'

  • Conspiracy Theories And Antisemitic Reactions

  • Assorted Reactions

Social Media Users Cheer On Hostage Taker

Many social media users lauded Akram's actions, praising him for acting and celebrating the ideological and methodological commonalities between jihadism and neo-Nazism, particularly in reference to antisemitism. On Poast, a forum popular with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, a user wrote during the hostage situation: "Good luck to the hero under siege in a Texas synagogue." A graphic that states: "The Jews Should Keep Quiet" is included in the post.

A user in neo-Nazi Telegram chat shared a YouTube link featuring the Facebook stream that showed part of the hostage situation at the Texas synagogue. They wrote: "Closest live stream of the Jew hostage situation..cheer on the hostage taker."

In a Gab Group, a user wrote: "Looks like a Kike synagogue has been taken hostage!!! Apparently, this is still going on as I type. DEATH TO THE KIKES, AND LETS ALL HOPE THEY GET BLOWN TO FUCK!!"

On Poast, a user speculated which social media platform the hostage taker uses. A poll was conducted, and options were Gab, TruthSocial, Poast, and Minds.

Extremists Express Disappointment With Outcome: "All Kikes Released – Camel Fucker Dead – Waste"

Neo-Nazis and white supremacists expressed their displeasure with the successful release of the four Jewish hostages. On January 15, a user a Telegram chat group expressed their disappointment with the event's conclusion and wrote: "All Kikes released. Camelfucker is dead. Waste."

A member of a Gab group wrote on January 17: "I read an article on that whole shit show. Poor muzzie should of taked a few kikes with him. He was screaming in arabic to get the feds to let his sister go. His sister is labeled a terrorist and is in prison."

On January 16, a Telegram channel forwarded a post from its private channel about the recent Texas hostage incident. The message reads: "I am ASTOUNDED at this level of faggotry. Imagine yourself in that situation... holding a synagogue hostage, loaded gun in hand, surrounded by punkass feds trying to ear-hustle you into surrendering... How much of a pussy would you have to be to kill ZERO KIKES, injure ZERO KIKES, then end up dead yourself??? Fucking PATHETIC. LMBO [laughing my butt off]." The message features a link to an article, titled "Remaining hostages from Texas synagogue rescued, hostage-taker killed." The post contains a link to a CBSNews article about the incident. Several neo-Nazi and accelerationist channels shared the post.

A user commented on the post, making a comparison to Robert Bowers, who killed 11 people and wounded six at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in October 2018, writing: "Compare to Saint Bowers – shoots Jews. Pigs try to bust in to save Jews. Saint Bowers engages the pigs so more jews can bleed out." In a follow-up post, a user added: "It just had me thinking about Saint Bowers. I hope he sees this loser on the news and thinks, hold my beer."

Conspiracy Theories And Antisemitic Reactions

Online, some reacted to news of the hostage situation and its outcome by spreading conspiracy theories and suggesting that the incident was a false flag. Others used the opportunity to espouse antisemitic beliefs. In a Gab group, a user mocked the hostage situation and suggested that it was a false flag: "OY VEY: 'GOY VEY', OR ANNUDAH FALSE FLAG TO GAIN SYMPATHY AND REPARATIONS?!"

A Gab user wrote on January 17: "Remember the FBI was almost immediately mobilized for a rabbi's kidnapping, tracked down his brother for apprehension in just a few hours and was able to get two more people arrested all the way in England in just a few days but ignored further investigation into the Waukesha terror attack that injured over 70, and killed multiple children. Understanding who controls the U.S. government is as simple as elementary pattern recognition."

This post generated numerous replies. A user wrote: "Jews are genetically evil... A Jewish bailout organization paid the bail of Darryl Brooks before he ran over White people at a parade. They know he would do this, and some Jews on Twitter even made ghoulish comments about the even afterwards. They need to be stopped." Another user commented: "Indeed. #DoubleStandards in play." Another insinuated that Jews staged the incident and wrote: "It is easy when you are the ones that set it up."

Assorted Reactions

A 4Chan user asked: "God damn, can we just kill Mudslimes on sight please?" In response, another user commented: "Jews usually have beefed up security at their synagogues. Coupled with a meta livestream conveniently going on moments before the chaos began. Seems like a Jew hoax." Another 4Chan user commented, "WHAT Fuck all shabos involved. Gas all kikes world wide." A New Zealand user wrote: "FUCK JEWS" and another U.S. user asked: "So any update? How many dead kikes?" Another user wrote: "Ya I'd rather these morons actually attack AIPAC or some shit. Always false flag FBI n**ger who never does anything and all for show."

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