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 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. The incident 20 years ago raises questions about whether he was known to the security services on either side of the Atlantic - and how he managed to get into the United States two weeks ago with a significant criminal record. He landed at New York's JFK Airport on January 2 before spending between January 6 and January 13 at a Christian charity's homeless hostel in Dallas, managing to buy a gun 'on the street' nearby. Two days later he laid siege to the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, before being gunned down by a SWAT team on Saturday night. As Akram's family said the FBI landed in the UK, the Prime Minister's spokesman today called the Texas synagogue attack 'a terrible and anti-Semitic act of terrorism'. Last night two teenagers, who have not been named, were arrested by British counter-terrorism officers in south Manchester and remain in custody.
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