Children Were 'Being Trained for School Shooting' at a New Mexico Compound
TAOS, NEW MEXICO – August 9, 2018
New Mexico police found 11 emaciated children living in a “filthy” compound in rural New Mexico near the border with Colorado. Children between the ages of 1 and 15 were kept in terrible conditions. In this camp, the 39-year-old Imam Siraj ibn Wahhaj, the son of a prominent New York City imam, taught them to use weapons in order to commit school shootings.
Another male, identified as Lucas Morten, and three women - Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, and Subhannah Wahhaj, 35 - were also arrested at the compound. All face child abuse charges.
According to the police, the children in the camp were like "refugees from the third world". “They were hungry, they were thirsty, they were filthy,” wearing no shoes and only rags for clothing.
The only food found inside the compound was a box of rice and some potatoes, said the police.
The police conducted a special operation after one of the children gave an anonymous message: "we are starving, we need food and water."
Wahhaj was “heavily armed” when the police showed up, police said, describing his arsenal as “an AR15 rifle, five loaded 30 round magazines, and four loaded pistols, including one in his pocket.”
In 2017, Wahhaj was accused of kidnapping his own four-year-old son, who lived in Georgia with his mother and adoptive father. The disabled boy suffered from seizures and could not move on his own. Wahhaj told his mother that he was possessed by the devil and that he took him to perform an exorcism. On August 6, the police found his remains in this very camp.
Imam Siraj ibn Wahhaj is the son of Siraj Wahhaj, imam of the Masjid at-Taqwa in Brooklyn, who was the first Muslim cleric to offer an invocation at the US House of Representatives in 1991. He has an extremist reputation and associated with the terrorist attack in New York in 1993.