The original message by the Blackburn Muslim Community on the Muslim terrorist who took a Reform Temple hostage in Texas read as follows.
“Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world and returned to his Creator. He was the son of Mohammed Malik Akram and the brother of Gulbar, Malik, Nasar, Yassar and Late Gulzameer Akram. May the Almighty forgive all his sins and bless him with the highest ranks of Paradise. May Allah give strength and patience to his loved ones in dealing with their loss. There are many stories circulating in the local community so please avoid taking part in the sin of backbiting. Let the authorities complete their investigations, have respect for the family and allow them to mourn peacefully. (Please check out the brother’s statement in the comments section).”
The message was widely circulated and mentioned in many articles, including mine about the Blackburn background of the terrorist.
Back home, the Blackburn Muslim Community page announced that “Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world” and prayed that Allah “bless him with the highest ranks of Paradise”.
The BMC page had previously promoted a “charity” event to raise money for “Palestinians” by the Human Relief Foundation, which had been banned by Israel over its ties to Hamas.
The town has produced no shortage of Jihadists, including the youngest terrorist in the UK, as well as a number of Jihadis who traveled to join ISIS, an associate of shoe bomber Richard Reid, and a terrorist who played a key role in an Al Qaeda plot that targeted New York and D.C.
Salim Mulla, Blackburn’s former mayor and current Labour councilor, claimed that Israel was behind ISIS and school shootings in America. Last year, four Muslim men from Blackburn took part in a “Palestinian” convoy while shouting, “F*** the Jews… F*** all of them. F*** their mothers, f*** their daughters and show your support for Palestine. Rape their daughters and we have to send a message like that. Please do it for the poor children in Gaza.”
The Blackburn Muslim Community took down the post and then took down its page. On Instagram, it has an exciting new excuse.
“We posted about the death of a local individual yesterday and utilised a standard template with generic wording that is used on all of our death announcements. After learning about the full circumstances surrounding his death, the post was removed.”
The hostage crisis was widely covered, including in the UK (albeit in distorted form in which the newsreaders took great pains to wonder why the brutal Americans shot the armed terrorist who was pursuing his hostages) and the BMC announcement had clearly referenced those events. Additionally it attached a comment from his brother providing a distorted version of events, but clearly discussing what happened.
So the Schultz routine is profoundly unconvincing.