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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, who appeared in court on Wednesday, be held without bail.

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.

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.

Lucas Morton, Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, and Subhannah Wahhaj, 35, 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 were some potatoes and a box of rice inside a dirty trailer, the sheriff said, adding that 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.”

In a warrant made public on Monday, Wahhaj told the missing boy’s mother that he wanted to perform an “exorcism” on his then-3-year-old son because he was “possessed by the devil.” The missing child reportedly suffered from seizures and couldn’t walk.

Wahhaj’s family background was already controversial prior to his arrest.

In addition to his father reportedly being named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 bombing, 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.

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  1. FlagranteDelicto

    August 9, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Where’s the part where Wahhaj was training the children to be school assassins?

  2. Andre Alexsen

    August 9, 2018 at 6:51 am


  3. John Prewett

    August 9, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Brooklyn imam, also named Siraj Wahhaj was a mentor of celebrity female Muslim activist Linda Sarsour.

  4. mike dar

    August 9, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I can only guess that the FBI let this go on for years to find associates… and least I hope and pray that is the case. This should have never happened, it should never have gone on for years.
    But I am reminded of how Mueller was running a investigation into the Boston Bombers… when told the Imam of the mosque the bombers attended was a terrorist by a Congressman Mueller responded they had already checked and didn’t find the Imam was terrorist connected. The Congressman, without anywhere near the recourses of the FBI explained things to Mueller once again.
    That Imam is now serving a twenty year Sentence.
    ‘..can only guess that the FBI let this go on for years to find associates..’ and like in the Whitey Folger case’ by letting the criminal go, to find other criminals, no one knows how many others died. There, Mueller got 4 men convicted, sentenced to 30 years, two died in prison, two survived to finally be exonerated and got a 100 million dollar judgement against the government for false imprisonment… they 4 men were to place the Crime that Folger committed onto someone else(the 4 men) so Mueller could get other bad guys via Folger/deal.. who simply ran off and hid.. for almost twenty years.
    ‘I hope and pray that’ that the FBI had a very good reason to let this go on for years… but I seriously wonder………….

  5. John Campbell

    August 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Now think about this for a moment. In Britain just reporting this can get you imprisoned, a court order for a media blackout, and your social media accounts closed. Let that sink in for a moment.

    • Mark A Leonard

      September 1, 2018 at 2:18 am

      Good thing this ain’t Britain

  6. Mary

    August 9, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    The first time I heard about this was last week. The news people were talking to the owners of the property. Said that the owners were trying to get those people off the land. My question, why did’t the owners contact the police?

  7. Ameriproud

    August 9, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Wahwajj is what the DEMORATS AND LIBERALS want in our country proof is this article. Are you LLIBERALS that stupid, IgnoranT, gGullible, ASSININE idiots to follow aAnd VOTE DEMORAT. And now your allowing undocumented illegals to iinfiltrate our great country p putting EVERY TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN IN DOUBLE JEOPARDY.

  8. N

    August 9, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Make sure you white people vote for Trump and the Republicans before It’s too late and you become extinct like the Liberals commie Nazi party want you to be. Post-haste!Refer to CNN for details!

  9. N

    August 9, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Communism makes as much sense as Ocasio-Cortez does! That’s why it fails every time it rears its ugly head! Liberalism is a mental deranged disorder and Pelosi, The pope, Acosta, Behar, Hillary, Comey, Whoopi,etc Just more liberal useful idiots on display!

  10. N

    August 9, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Get off the corrupted to the core NAZI Demoncrat Communist plantation treasonous party (RINOs too!!! You know who you are!, So Get ready to lose your seats) and on the Trump train to success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Alison

    August 10, 2018 at 2:46 am

    A couple points…one, perhaps the FBI wasn’t being aggressive with this case because they too want to see the NRA run into the ground. Second, while gun control loud mouths have been relentlessly and falsely blaming the NRA for mass gun murders, Islamic extremists like these have been building their jhads under the radar. All the while laughing at how our left is wrongfully going after the NRA. Wonder how many more camps there are like this one?

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