It looks like law enforcement stumbled onto a radical Muslim training cell in the desert of New Mexico when they were trying to locate a missing boy. And according to court documents, the leader of this cell was training his children to commit school shootings:
BREAKING: Court documents say man arrested at New Mexico compound was training children to commit school shootings.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 8, 2018
FOX NEWS – The father of a missing 3-year-old who was arrested at a New Mexico compound linked to “extremist Muslims” last week was training children to commit school shootings, court documents filed on Wednesday revealed.
Prosecutors allege Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, was conducting weapons training on the compound, where 11 children were found hungry and living in squalor. They asked Wahhaj be held without bail.
Authorities raided the compound on Friday after a monthslong search investigating the disappearance of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, a boy with severe medical issues who went missing from Georgia in December.
On Monday, a child’s remains were found on the property, but authorities were working on a positive identification and did not confirm if the remains were that of the missing boy.
The mothers/wives were also arrested:
Lucas Morton, Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, and Subhannah Wahhaj, 35, [PICTURED ABOVE] were also arrested on the property on Friday and all face child abuse charges.
The makeshift compound — located near the Colorado border — was found shielded by old tires, wooden pallets and other debris. Upon authorities’ arrival, Wahhaj was “heavily armed with an AR15 rifle, five loaded 30 round magazines, and four loaded pistols, including one in his pocket when he was taken down,” Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said.
The sheriff said the children, ages 1 to 15, “looked like third world country refugees not only with no food or fresh water, but with no shoes, personal hygiene and basically dirty rags for clothing.”
The only food investigators found was some potatoes and a box of rice inside a dirty trailer, the sheriff said, adding the living conditions were “the ugliest looking, filthiest” he’s ever seen.
Hogrefe previously said the occupants of the compound were “most likely heavily armed and considered extremist of the Muslim belief.”
The kicker is that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj is the son of a New York Imam involved in the WTC bombing:
Wahhaj’s family background was already controversial prior to his arrest. Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam, also named Siraj Wahhaj, who was named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the New York Post reported.
The elder Wahhaj, who heads Masjid At-Taqwa mosque, was a character witness in the trial for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the notorious “blind sheikh” who was convicted in 1995 of plotting terror attacks in the U.S.
Wow. To put it succinctly…
To be clear:
An Islamic extremist cell led by the son of the WTC bombing imam was training children to commit school shootings on a secret desert compound in New Mexico
Let that sink in
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 8, 2018
It makes one wonder just how many other terrorist cells we have training children in the US? If it weren’t for this missing child, authorities would still not know about this place.