MADISONVILLE, La. – The Senate passed a resolution to condemn the antisemitic terrorist attack that occurred this January at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, and praise the law enforcement officials who responded to the attack. The resolution passed with support from Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.). Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) led the bipartisan effort.
“I’m proud to join my colleagues in condemning the vile antisemitic terrorist attack on the Colleyville synagogue and praise the brave officers who responded so quickly to the threat,” said Kennedy.
Malik Faisal Akram held four people hostage at the Beth Israel Congregation in Colleyville for hours on Jan. 15. The resolution condemns the terrorist attack, condemns antisemitism in the United States and globally, expresses gratitude that no innocents died and praises the bravery of the law enforcement officials who responded to the attack.
Text of the resolution is available here.