A Black Muslim man in New Mexico was caught training children to carry out school shootings, according to court documents revealed on Wednesday.
Deport, deport, deport! Him and his imam father both. And every other adult at that compound. Courts will probably rule CPS is on the hook for the kids, but our tax dollars should not support enemies of White America, who want to kill our children.
Documents: Muslim Compound in New Mexico Was Training Kids for Terrorism & School Shootings
The man arrested at a squalid New Mexico compound is the son of a controversial Brooklyn imam who was on a list of people who “may be alleged as co-conspirators” to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, according to court documents released by prosecutors Wednesday. Siraj Wahhaj, who shares a name with his son who was arrested Saturday, testified as a character witness for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the notorious “blind sheikh” who was convicted in 1995 of plotting terror attacks in the U.S.
Authorities found 11 children and four adults living in “filthy” conditions at the compound Saturday in Amalia, New Mexico. Prosecutors also alleged in court documents that Wahhaj, 39, was teaching the children to commit school shootings. The documents claim Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound with the children.
Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe previously said adults at the compound were “considered extremist of the Muslim belief.” He did not elaborate, saying it was part of the investigation.
The elder Wahhaj heads Masjid At-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, New York, which has attracted speakers over the years who have been described as radical.
The elder Wahhaj was named in the investigation of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing but was never charged.
Poor child is probably dead.
Authorities were searching the compound in search of the younger Siraj Wahhaj’s 4-year-old son, Abdul-ghani, who is severely disabled and disappeared from Georgia in December. He is accused of kidnapping the boy.
Police said Tuesday they had found human remains on a remote part of the compound, but officials are waiting for positive identification. Wahhaj and the other adults on the compound have been charged with child abuse.
Prosecutor Timothy Hasson filed the court documents while asking that Wahhaj be held without bail.
“He poses a great danger to the children found on the property as well as a threat to the community as a whole due to the presence of firearms and his intent to use these firearms in a violent and illegal manner,” Hasson wrote.
A judge ordered all five adults be held without bond.
In a Georgia arrest warrant, authorities said Wahhaj had told his son’s mother that he wanted to perform an exorcism on the child because he believed he was possessed by the devil. He later said he was taking the child to a park and didn’t return.
The arrest warrant issued there says the missing boy has a condition caused by lack of oxygen and blood flow around the time of birth. He cannot walk and requires constant attention, his mother told police.
For months, neighbors worried about the squalid compound built along a remote New Mexico plain, saying they took their concerns to authorities long before sheriff’s officials raided the facility described as a small camping trailer in the ground.
The search at the compound came amid a two-month investigation that included the FBI. Hogrefe said federal agents surveilled the area a few weeks ago but did not find probable cause to search the property.
That changed when Georgia detectives forwarded a message to the sheriff that he said initially had been sent to a third party, saying: “We are starving and need food and water.”
Authorities found what Hogrefe called “the saddest living conditions and poverty” he has seen in 30 years in law enforcement. He said Wahhaj was armed with multiple firearms, including an assault rifle. But he was taken into custody without incident.
‘They took my life’: First wife of Muslim polygamist speaks out after body found buried in the desert is confirmed to be her disabled three-year-old ‘miracle’ son
- Hakima Ramzi, the wife of alleged Muslim extremist Siraj Ibn Wahhaj speaks through attorney to tell how he vanished with their son, Abdul-Ghani
- He said he was taking disabled three-year-old to the park but never came back, with Moroccan-born Ramzi telling her attorney she was deceived
- ‘Three-year-old boy’s remains were found when law enforcement raided squalid compound 140 miles northeast of Amalia, N.M., this week
- The boy’s grandfather, controversial imam Wahhaj Siraj, 68, has already confirmed the child was Abdul-Ghani
- His father is charged with child abuse and training 11 other children, aged one to 15, to carry out school shootings; he denied the charges
- A second woman, Jany Leveille, 35, was also found at the compound, along with his two sisters, with authorities still to disclose whose children are whose
The first wife of a Muslim polygamist whose disabled son disappeared a year ago has spoken about her heartbreak after his body was found near her husband’s ‘terrorist training camp’ in New Mexico.
Hakima Ramzi said the last time she’d seen her little boy, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, three, was when her husband Siraj Ibn Wahhaj had offered to take him for a trip to the park in 2017.
Ramzi had been working with detectives and search crews to find her son but was devastated when authorities found the skeletal remains of a child in her husband’s training compound northeast of Amalia, New Mexico, where they discovered 11 starving children and five Muslim adults.
Police are yet to release an official identification but the boy’s grandfather, controversial imam Wahhaj Siraj, 68, has already confirmed the child was Abdul-Ghani.
‘They took my life,’ Ramzi said, breaking down in tears during a very emotional interview Thursday with Channel 2 Action News.
Ordeal: Hakima Ramzi’s attorney told DailyMail.com: ‘Hakima told us, ‘He told me he was taking Abdul-Ghani to the park for a little while.’ She had no reason to think any different.’
‘I wasn’t able to save my son, to save his life.’
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, now faces 11 counts of child cruelty after investigators found his training camp. He is also accused, in court filings, of grooming the kids to become school shooters.
Wahhaj’s brother-in-law Lucas Allen Morton, sisters Hujrah Wahhaj and Subhannah Wahhaj and Jany Leveille, who were also based at the camp, face similar charges.
Leveille is a second wife, taken by Wahhaj under an interpretation of Islam which allows polygamy.
Ramzi recalled the last time she’d seen her son, on November 29, when her husband told her she was taking Abdul-Ghani to the park.
But he never returned.
‘I call him many times. I call and call and call him many times. He didn’t pick up the phone. He didn’t, every time. He didn’t pick up the phone,’ Ramzi said.
‘I get scared. My heart just broke. I get worried. I don’t know. I lost control of myself.’
Child snatch: Siraj ibn Wahhaj (left) told his first, legal, wife Hakima Ramzi that he was taking Abdul-ghani to the park
Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj’s mother said she never saw her son (pictured) again after he left with her husband
Kurt Nolte, New Mexico’s chief medical investigator, said the delay in positive identification was due to the body’s advanced state of decomposition.
Attorney and family friend Shariyf Muhammad said Ramzi was struggling to come to terms with what her husband had done.
‘She’s having a very hard time right now,’ they said. ‘Hakima is a mother whose son has been missing for nine months and she has gone through every range of emotion from anger to sadness to despair to helplessness to fear, anxiety and a desire for revenge.’
‘I think this has been mischaracterized as a custody battle because it’s been reported that he ‘took the child.’ But they were married, they’re still married although he chose to estrange himself by his actions.
‘Hakima told us, ‘He told me he was taking Abdul-Ghani to the park for a little while.’ She had no reason to think any different.’
This is one of the disorganized rooms in a trailer at the New Mexico compound where a Muslim extremist was found with 11 starving children, his wife, two sisters and his brother-in-law last Friday
The family had started digging a tunnel into the desert ground at the site but it is not known what they planned to use it for
As far as Ramzi was concerned, Muhammad explained, her 15-year-marriage to Ibn Wahhaj, 39, who took the child on December 1 last year, was ‘uneventful.’
Siraj Wahhaj’s father has since said that his son practiced polygamy and was also married to Leveille.
Looking back, Ramzi conceded her husband had been ‘acting differently’ in the run up to her husband’s disappearance.
‘He acted like different. Yeah, because I have been married to him for 15 years, almost 15 years. I never got any problem with him,’ Ramzi said.
Her attorney added: ‘With hindsight, knowing the outcome, perhaps she might have read into things differently but there was nothing that set off red flags for her.’
Ramzi filed a missing persons report with Clayton County police and in June, she said authorities told her of the compound in New Mexico.
At first she was hopeful she’d be reunited with Abdul-Ghani.
But she didn’t see him in any of the surveillance pictures taken by the FBI.
Then the grisly discovery of child remains was found near the training camp.
‘I want justice. I want justice,’ Ramzi said.
Siraj Wahhaj’s father, also named Siraj Wahhaj, said his son had cut himself off from the family.
‘This is surprising, especially in the Muslim faith, because family ties are very important,’ he said. ‘They have cut ties not only with me, but with their brothers and sisters and mothers, the whole community.’
The elder Wahhaj, a respected imam in New York, said he wanted to understand what investigators meant when they described the camp as extremist but said he would accept it if they could show him the facts.
He is also convinced the boy’s remains in the desert are his grandson’s as he said another of his grandchildren had spoken about the boy being buried on the land.
Wahhaj’s AR-15 with rounds of ammunition next to it is pictured. Police did not recover it, they said, because they had to follow state law which prohibits gathering evidence unless it is in plain sight. They were also limited by their search warrant, they said
The compound is in the desert in New Mexico. It was put together with trailers and the children had been there for months
Also in court was Wahhaj’s polygamous second wife, Jany Leveille, who is believed to be the mother of some of the children and was charged with 11 felony counts of child abuse
It has since emerged that Ibn Wahhaj told Ramzi who is originally from Morocco that he was going to perform an ‘exorcism’ of the child whom he thought was ‘possessed by evil.’
Abdul-Ghani suffered from disabilities that meant he had seizures and needed medication and special care.
Muhammad said that Abdul-Ghani whose fourth birthday fell on Monday ‘wasn’t your average child.’
He said, ‘He had health circumstances he was dealing with but to Hakima he was her ‘miracle baby’.
‘She had tried so long to conceive before she finally had him and so he was, at least in her eyes, the best thing ever. He was perfect.
‘She didn’t feel that he was in any way deprived of enjoying life. He was having a good life and she thought they were having a good life together.’
Now, Muhammad said, she is ‘trying to navigate the criminal justice system’ with his help and that of fellow attorney M Khurran Baig of The Baig Firm in Norcross, Georgia.
Authorities entered the camp established by Ibn Wahhaj, his brother-in-law Lucas Morton, 40, sisters Hujrah, 38, and Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, and Jany Leveille, 35, – also described as Ibn Wahhaj’s wife – on Friday.
The FBI had been monitoring it for some time but Taos County officers moved in after they intercepted a message from one inside the camp asking for help and saying ‘we are starving.’
Muhammad said that Ramzi has been ‘shocked’ by Taos County New Mexico prosecutors’ assertions that her husband had been training the children – ages between 1 and 15 – to commit mass school shootings.
Neighboring landowners have told of hearing gunshots coming from the compound and investigators found evidence of target practice.
Ibn Wahhaj was heavily armed with an AR-15, 30 rounds of ammunition and four pistols, one of which he was carrying when he was arrested. Loaded firearms were within easy reach of the children.
Muhammad said, ‘There was nothing in her relationship with Mr. Ibn Wahhaj that led Hakima to think he was planning anything of that nature. She was shocked by the reports as you can imagine.’
Ramzi is now anticipating being questioned by investigators in both Clayton County, Georgia where she first reported her son missing and Taos County, New Mexico where Ibn Wahhaj and the other adults in the camp are awaiting trial on charges including multiple counts of child abuse.
He said, ‘We are just waiting for investigators to approach her. They haven’t as yet but she expects to be contacted as they continue their investigations.
‘Right now her focus is just trying to get through this next stage, the identification of the remains found in the camp.
‘She’s having to come to terms with the prospect of what we all suspect will be confirmation of our worst fears.’