Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, the son of radical Imam also named Siraj Wahhaj. The elder Wahhaj 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. The younger Wahhaj had 11 students that he was allegedly teaching on how to conduct school shootings. Do you think David Hogg has the guts to confront these terrorists? I’m betting he doesn’t. It also highlights why armed people are needed in the schools, to protect the children.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, was training 11 children at a compound north of Taos, New Mexico, according to The Associated Press. Authorities raided the compound Friday and arrested Wahhaj, two of his siblings and two other men during a search for Wahhaj’s son, who had been abducted from Georgia late in 2017.
A 3-year-old boy was found buried near the compound, but has not been identified. Wahhaj’s son was not among the children rescued.
Residents in Amalia, New Mexico, near the Colorado border, had complained for months about the squalid conditions of the makeshift compound before Friday’s raid, according to news reports. Authorities recovered multiple firearms as well as an AR-15.
It’s hard to imagine operating a school such as this within our own borders and explains why we need to know who we are letting into the country. It’s bad enough that they come here, but we shouldn’t be welcoming in like they were out long lost cousins. Let’s hope they go away for a very, very long time.
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.”