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Jan 21, 2016: Mogidishu, Somalia
Suicide car bombers ram a seafood restaurant: 20 Killed
The FBI has refused to confirm the identity of the captor or his motive (Typical of western government when anythingr Islam is involved so as not to offend Moslems.)
The rabbi and three congregants were held hostage for more than 10 hours by a man seeking the release of Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving life for planning to kill U.S. servicemen who questioned her in Afghanistan
The hostages are all unharmed following the operation by the elite rescue team hailed from Virginia, which was joined by 60-70 more people arriving from Washington, according to CNN.
“Let me be clear to anyone who intends to spread hate—we will stand against anti-Semitism and against the rise of extremism in this country. That is who we are, and tonight, the men and women of law enforcement made us all proud,” Biden added.
Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Twitter he was “relieved and thankful” the hostages had been rescued, adding: “This event is a stark reminder that antisemitism is still alive and we must continue to fight it worldwide.”
The suspect, identified by some U.S. media outlets as Muhammad Siddiqui, entered the Reform synagogue shortly before 11 A.M., during the Sabbath service, and took the rabbi and three worshipers hostage. The U.K. government later confirmed that the assailant was a British citizen.