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Texas synagogue hostage-taker's life ‘fell apart' after divorce, his brother says

Added 01-22-22 03:18:02am EST - “Texas hostage-taker Malik Faisal Akram had been a successful British businessman ?" until his life fell apart at the end of his 12-year marriage, according to his brother.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Texas synagogue hostage-taker’s life ‘fell apart’ after divorce, his brother says”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Texas hostage-taker Malik Faisal Akram had been a successful British businessman — until his life fell apart at the end of his 12-year marriage, according to his brother.

The 44-year-old Brit, who was shot dead at the end of Saturday’s 10-hour synagogue siege, ran a thriving chain of pharmacies in England named after his then-wife, Farzana, his brother Gulbar told The Times of London.

But Akram lost them all after his marriage broke down in 2016 — the same year that he was first flagged as a possible terrorism threat, according to the UK paper.

“He was bitter because he felt like she took everything away from him when they split up, especially his children,” Gulbar said of the couple’s six kids.

Akram was also enraged that his wife left after he had helped her family go “from rags to riches,” even buying them “the second-best mansion” in their Pakistan village, the 43-year-old brother said.

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