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Aafia Siddiqui, the jailed terrorist at the center of synagogue hostage crisis, has Massachusetts ties; local Jewish community ‘on high alert'

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The jailed terrorist at the center of the Texas synagogue hostage horror on Saturday has ties to Massachusetts, where she studied at prestigious institutions before becoming an al-Qaeda operative.
Meanwhile, the local Jewish community is “on high alert” following the horrifying hostage crisis during the synagogue's Shabbat services, the leader of Anti-Defamation League New England told the Herald on Sunday.
“It's a reminder that Jews and Jewish institutions continue to be a top target,” said Robert Trestan of ADL New England.
“The entire community is on high alert because we all know that...
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‘Grateful to be alive': Rabbi speaks out after synagogue hostage situation

‘Grateful to be alive': Rabbi speaks out after synagogue hostage situation

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COLLEYVILLE, Texas - The rabbi who was held hostage for nearly 12 hours at his Texas synagogue on Saturday wrote about the experience in an emotional Facebook post Sunday morning.
Charlie Cytron-Walker and the other hostages all made it out of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville alive after a standoff that lasted all day. The incident ended when an FBI SWAT team entered the building at about 9 p.m. The hostage taker, who was identified Sunday as 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram, was killed in a “shooting incident” that the FBI is investigating, Special...
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Concord rabbi with connection to Texas synagogue reacts to standoff

Concord rabbi with connection to Texas synagogue reacts to standoff

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Concord police guarded Temple Beth Jacob this morning in the wake of Saturday's anti-Semitic hostage situation in Texas.
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Police increase patrols near synagogues in LA and Beverly Hills after Texas hostage incident

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Los Angeles-area law enforcement authorities are continuing to monitor local Jewish houses of worship following a 12-hour standoff with a suspect at a synagogue in suburban Dallas who held four people hostage before he was shot and killed.
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Alert: Rabbi held hostage at Texas synagogue says captor was "increasingly belligerent and threatening" in standoff's last hour

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COLLEYVILLE, Texas - Rabbi held hostage at Texas synagogue says captor was "increasingly belligerent and threatening" in standoff's last hour.
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