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Borderland Jewish community remains on edge after Colleyville synagogue standoff

EL PASO, Texas– After the hostage situation in Colleyville came to an end, the Jewish community in El Paso and across the world remained on edge.

The City of El Paso released a statement Sunday morning stating that officers are ready and available to respond to houses of worship in the event of an emergency.

Stephen Leon, Emeritus Rabbi at local Congregation B'nai Zion, said that this situation was a traumatic experience for those affected in Colleyville, but has also left a sense of solidarity with other synagogues in Texas and throughout the nation. 

Rabbi Leon said that his congregation already has security measures in place like cameras and security guards, but that due to this incident, they are in talks of increasing it. 

He said that despite any violence, the jewish community is resilient. 

“You cannot destroy, you can’t take away our lives, our lives are eternal, you may do a couple of acts that will hurt us but we’re a resilient people and we will continue to plant trees and in those trees we are going to plant seeds of love and justice and compassion in spite of whatever you try to do to us,” Rabbi Leon said.

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  1. There are currently no ‘marxists’ holding any office in the US. Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist which is not the same thing. You’re going to have to start paying attention.

    1. Wrong as usual. AOC and her Squad (House Reps) are all wannabe or self proclaimed modern day Marxists. Even BLM claims to be trained Marxists. It’s all a matter of perception nitwit.

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  3. Having a criminal record per se does not foreclose one from getting a visa or a pa.s.sport in many countries and I think the UK is one of them as is the US. Did this moron have a criminal record?

    1. Yes he has a criminal record as reported by U.S. and U.K media including his family members. His family members are the ones questioning how he was allowed into the U.S. two weeks ago.

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      1. Most domestic terrorists are Muslim splinter cells. They are NOT Republican. We all know you support terrorists. You probably befriended a few during your time in prison.

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