The FBI has uncovered an alleged homegrown, jihadist compound in a small Alabama town in Macon County.
You may recall the compound that was discovered in New Mexico last year.
The Alabama compound was similar, run by the same group.
From Daily Caller:
The FBI‘s search warrant described the property as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course” in a story first reported by Sinclair Broadcast Group. The land where the group gathered reportedly looked like an “abandoned dump,” and was led by Siraj Wahhaj, who allegedly trained children to commit school shootings in a similar terrorist breeding ground in New Mexico last year.
Wahhaj and four other alleged Islamic extremists were indicted on terrorism, kidnapping, and firearm violation charges earlier this year.
Former FBI agent Tim Fuhrman who worked out of the Mobile, Alabama field office, warned of the increasing terror threats “in every region of the United States.”
“Just because you’re in a small town or a small state does not mean you might not potentially have individuals engaged in the types of activities that would call into question threats to national security,” Fuhrman said.
Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Michael McGarrity told the House Homeland Security Committee earlier this week that the FBI is currently involved in 850 domestic terrorism investigations. Terror is a
“persistent and evolving threat of violence and economic harm to the United States,” McGarrity said.
Siraj Wahhaj is the son of a controversial imam from Brooklyn by the same name. The elder Wahhaj was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He denied involvement and was never charged.