It is hard to believe that a Jihadi training camp would ever be discovered on American soil. This week, that’s exactly what appears to have happened in New Mexico.
Authorities showed up at a remote compound and discovered that 2 men were living with 11 children in horrible conditions in a remote area of New Mexico. The police were looking for a missing 3-year-old boy, who is the son of one of the men found at the compound, who they didn’t find. But they did find out that the two men living there were Muslim radicals. Not only that, they were apparently training these kids for school shootings.
From Boston Globe:
The documents say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the Colorado border where 11 hungry children were found in filthy conditions.
Prosecutor Timothy Hasson filed the documents while asking that Wahhaj be held without bail after he was arrested last week with four other adults facing child abuse charges.
Authorities say the remains of a boy also were found at the compound but have not been positively identified by medical examiners.
The child, Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, went missing in December in Jonesboro, Georgia, near Atlanta.
Authorities say his father had told the boy’s mother that he wanted to perform an exorcism on the child. He later said he was taking the child to a park and didn’t return.
Wow. Crazy story.
It looks like this guy Siraj Wahhaj kidnapped his son, took him to New Mexico where the child died, and was also running a terrorist training camp with 11 other children.
Then things got even worse.
Check out who the father of one of the men arrested is.
From The Daily Caller:
Wahhaj’s father, also named Siraj, is a controversial cleric with close ties to Muslim rights groups like the Islamic Circle of North American, the Muslim American Society and the Center for American Islamic Relations. The elder Wahhaj was also an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing case. He was a character witness for Omar Abdel Rahman, the so-called “Blind Sheikh.”
A spokesman for the imam told CNN that he is “devastated” that the remains of the child at the compound could be his grandson.
Terror cell? Or do you think the father had no idea what was going on?
Pretty weird coincidence that a radical cleric didn’t know that his son was running a jihadist camp.
Terrible situation all around.