Republican House members urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to answer questions about why the Texas synagogue hostage taker was allowed to enter the country in a Wednesday letter.
“Last month, my community experienced a terrorist attack by British national, Malik Faisal Akram, which threatened the lives of members of Congregation Beth Israel,” Republican Texas Rep. Beth Van Duyne told the Daily Caller News Foundation. The attack occurred in her district.
“The appalling approach this Administration has taken to national security has proven to have deadly consequences over the past year and almost did again in Colleyville last month,” Van Duyne said.
Malik Faisal Akram, a British national, has a lengthy criminal record and was described by his brother as a “deeply troubled man,” the letter explained. Akram entered the U.S. in December 2021 and held four individuals hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Jan. 15.
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