Joe Biden Vows To 'Stand Against' Anti-Semitism After Colleyville Hostage Standoff

Posted on AllSides January 16th, 2022
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President Joe Biden vowed the U.S. will stand against anti-Semitism and extremism, after an hourslong standoff with a man who took hostages a Texas synagogue.

The man took over services at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville on Saturday and was heard ranting and talking about religion on the synagogue's livestream.

"There is more we will learn in the days ahead about the motivations of the hostage taker," Biden said in a statement.

"But let me be clear to anyone who intends to spread hate—we will stand against anti-Semitism and against the rise of extremism...

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