Texas synagogue hostage suspect was banned from UK court over 'threatening' 9/11 outburst: report

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  • Source: Fox News
  • 01/18/2022
The British suspect who died after allegedly taking Jewish worshippers hostage at a Texas synagogue had been banned from a U.K. courthouse two decades ago for allegedly making disparaging remarks to staff members after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil, according to a report. 

The suspect, 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram, was restricted from the Blackburn Magistrates' Court in September 2001 due to an outburst about the New York City attack, UK’s The Telegraph reported.

Just a day after Manhattan’s World Trade Center was struck by jihad pilots, Akram was accused of remarking to Lancashire court ushers, "you should have been on the f****** plane," Peter Wells, the deputy justice clerk, wrote in a letter detailing the Lancashire magistrates’ committee's decision to ban him. 

"This caused a great deal of distress to an individual who was simply doing his job and should not be subjected to your foul abuse," Wells said, describing how Akram had been a regular "menace," hurling "threatening and abusive" language at staff for months "even when he isn’t due before the bench."
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