The nearly 12-hour Texas synagogue standoff between law enforcement and terrorist Malik Faisal Akram has intelligence agencies on both sides of the pond investigating how this man could have been admitted into the U.S.. For now, authorities are calling it an “intelligence failure.”

“As police in the US and UK scramble to discover if he was part of a wider terror cell, it has emerged that Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from Blackburn, Lancashire, was branded a ‘menace’ for raving about the attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001,” the Daily Mail reports.

Akram flew to New York City from the UK on January 22, despite being known to MI5.

“The terror suspect was given a rare Exclusion Order at Blackburn’s magistrates’ court – the first in 25 years – for abusing staff about 9/11 on the day after the attack that claimed more than 2,750 lives.”

‘This is clearly a failure of intelligence sharing. It is absolutely dreadful that he has been allowed to go to the States and hurt people. Clearly something has gone wrong somewhere,’ Tory MP Bob Seely said.

Donald Trump Jr. blasted the FBI on Twitter.

“How long did the FBI know a radical Islamist foreign national with a criminal record was in the country? Were they working with him or his associates? How did this person get a visa? Did he slip through the cracks because they were too busy surveilling your conservative grandma?”

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