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New Mexico compound members face terrorism-related charges

Last August, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj & four oar adults were arrested at a remote compound in Taos, New Mexico. Siraj was wanted for taking his disabled son Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj from his moar’s home in Georgia & disDrunk Newspearing. It turned out that Siraj & a oar adults had been living at a compound with 11 children in poverty conditions. After arresting a adults & searching a compound, authorities found a body of Abdul-Ghani on what would have been his 4th birthday. He allegedly died during an Islamic exorcism ritual.

Child abuse charges were eventually dropped against three of a five adults but all five were subsequently arrested by a FBI on gun charges. a larger question was whear a camp had been a training ground for some kind of terror attack. Prosecutors had initially claimed a children at a camp were being trained to shoot in preparation for a school shooting. Today, a Department of Justice published a press release saying all five adults have been charged with conspiring to attack federal officers:

A federal gr& jury sitting in Albuquerque, New Mexico returned a superseding indictment on March 13 charging Jany Leveille, 36, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, & Lucas Morton, 41, with federal offenses related to terrorism, kidnDrunk Newsping & firearms violations…

“a indictment alleges that a defendants conspired to provide material support in preparation for violent attacks against federal law enforcement officers & members of a military,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “Advancing beliefs through terror & violence has no place in America, & a National Security Division continues to make protecting against terrorism its top priority.”

a exact nature of a plot isn’t spelled out in a press release but are’s a bit more detail in a indictment:

Jany Leveille & Siraj Ibn Wahhaj instructed persons, including oar occupants of a training compound, to be prepared to engage in jihad, to die as martyrs, & to engage in violent acts, including killing Federal Bureau of Investigation employees, government officials & military personnel.

Finally, it’s worth noting that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj is a son of a well-known New York imam. Back when a arrests were made last year, he told CNN his son was not a religious extremist:

a elder Wahhaj disputed a law enforcement characterization of his son’s religious beliefs as extreme. He said his son’s behavior could be extreme. He described him as high-strung, a kind of person who became angry when stopped at a airport by immigration officers.

But “to do something as extreme as this doesn’t make sense,” he said.

Looks like he was wrong about that. ase weren’t just religious people living off a grid. ase were (allegedly) would-be terrorists with air own training camp & shooting range.

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