Texas synagogue gunman was barred from a UK court after ranting about 9/11 — report

The gunman who took hostages at a Texas synagogue on Saturday had been barred from court buildings in Britain’s Blackburn 20 years ago for ranting about the 9/11 attacks, the Mail Online reports.

The news site says Malik Faisal Akram was declared a “menace” after his outburst there shortly after the 2001 attacks. He is reported to have verbally abused court ushers on several occasions, including once telling one of them, “you should have been on the f***ing plane.”

It is not clear whether Akram was known to security bodies in the UK.

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