(Conservative Tribune) – In Taos, New Mexico, investigators executed a search warrant at a training camp where a man was conducting weapon-familiarization sessions with at least 11 children to train them to become school shooters, according to WAGA.
Adding to the disturbing nature of that discovery is the fact that nationally known Muslim women activist Linda Sarsour is not only connected to, but has even heaped praise upon, the father of the man police have arrested and named as the leader of that training camp.
Many may know Sarsour as a Democrat civil activist and leader of the “Women’s March.” She is also a leader of MPower Change, a “Muslim Grassroots Movement,” according to the website.
As seen on social media accounts, Sarsour busies herself advocating for the female Muslim community across the U.S. According to the MPower Change website, she was named one of the top 500 influential Muslims worldwide.
Her social media accounts make it clear that Sarsour is a big fan of Imam Siraj Wahhaj, a leader at a mosque in Brooklyn, New York, where Sarsour herself was born.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) December 18, 2011
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is Black American and most loved religious leader amongst diverse groups of Muslims. #blackmuslimfuture
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) February 20, 2014
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) April 8, 2014
Sarsour not only places high esteem on Wahhaj, but also has had the opportunity to share the stage with the religious leader in several different instances.
The Islamic Society of North America posted a video to YouTube that shows Sarsour and the imam participating in one such discussion. A disaster relief organization, Islamic Circle of North America, also held a conference in New York that featured both activists as speakers.
Join Us this weekend in NY for a Family conference hosted by ICNA! Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Linda Sarsour, & http://t.co/2l23vdgNdm
— ICNA Relief USA (@ICNARelief) October 16, 2014
Police first became interested in Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the imam’s son, in December, 2017, when he was accused of picking up his then-3-year-old son from his mother’s home and not returning him. Later that month, he was involved in a car accident involving a “box truck” containing nine passengers, “several weapons and a bullet-proof vest,” WAGA reported.
Police were reluctant to approach the compound where at least some of these individuals were reportedly staying without a special team because of the weapons find, according to court documents cited by WAGA.
However, on Aug. 3, after receiving “electronic messages” from within the compound in Costilla, New Mexico, roughly 150 miles northeast of Albuquerque, authorities executed a search warrant, finding 11 children living in atrocious and unsafe conditions, at least five adults who were taken into custody — and almost no food for any of them to live on.
“The property is best described as a compound surrounded in part with an earthen berm and old tires stacked up around it, with open trenches and pits, with numerous trip hazards and wood with nails sticking up and broken glass and bottles litter around the grounds — overall this is readily identifiable and hazardous with extremely filthy living conditions which greatly resemble that of what could be considered ‘third world country in nature’ with odorous trash everywhere, no clean water, no electricity, no plumbing/sewer, and children were not clean, without shoes and without proper hygiene, and rags for clothes,” the court documents said.
Authorities did, however, find numerous weapons and a firing range.
Also found at this site were the remains of a child. At the time, the remains could not be identified because they were so decomposed. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the son of Imam Siraj Wahhaj, was arrested and identified as the training camp’s leader.
Later, Imam Siraj Wahhaj was able to confirm that the remains of the child were his 3-year-old grandson’s. As the story continued to unfold, the elder Wahhaj’s Brooklyn mosque claimed the report was “fake news.”
In addition to all of this, according to Breitbart, the imam was an alleged “unindicted co-conspirator” of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
After the younger Wahhaj was arrested, Sarsour shared a statement from the Muslim Anti-Racisim Collaborative decrying the “sensationalist and Islamophobic news coverage of the arrest of Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the son of our beloved Imam Siraj Wahhaj.”
“There are children at the center of this story and that’s where the focus should be,” Sarsour wrote in the post.
Important read. There are children at the center of this story and that’s where the focus should be. This is a horrific…
Sarsour, rather than distance herself from what authorities called a compound filled with “extremists of the Islamic faith,” has instead chosen to confirm her alliance with an alleged conspirator involved in the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 who also happens to be the father of the man accused of running a training center for future school shooters.
Of course, the imam has apparently suffered the loss of his young grandson, and we should honor that grief — we should, in fact, weep with those who weep, as we have been commanded to do.
But we cannot allow that weeping to blind our eyes to the danger of radical Islam to the most vulnerable people in our nation — our schoolchildren.