Laura Sarsour, an outspoken political women’s activist, can be linked to a potential Jihadist camp in New Mexico. The camp is was being run by the son of her mentor Siraj Wahhaj. Wahhaj was under suspicion for the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing. He was never charged but he was on a list of potential suspects.
Sarsour is a huge fan of Wahhaj and has repeatedly tweeted about him on Twitter.
“My favorite person in this room, that’s mutual, is Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who has been a mentor, and motivator and encourager of mine, someone who has taught me to speak truth to power and not worry about the consequences, someone who has taught me we are on this earth to please Allah, and only Allah, that we are not here to please any man or women on this Earth, so I’m grateful to you, Imam Siraj … I’m grateful to you Imam Siraj, God bless you and protect you for a long time because we need you now more than ever.”
But How far does the apple fall from the tree?
“”We’re starving,” read the desperate plea, which found its way to the authorities.
Executing a search warrant, officers were stunned by what they found last week: 11 children and five adults subsisting in squalor in a decrepit trailer half buried in the high desert. They were well supplied with guns and ammunition and had barricaded themselves behind adobe walls and piles of tires, but were meagerly provisioned with food; the kitchen cabinet guarded some russet potatoes, a bag of pasta and Folgers coffee.
The search of the compound also turned up the decomposing body of a young boy, thought to be that of Abdul Ghani-Wahhaj, 3. His mother had reported that he was abducted last year by his father, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, one of the men arrested at the compound. Prosecutors said in a court filing that Mr. Wahhaj was training one of the other children in the use of an assault rifle “in preparation for future school shootings,” as reported by the child’s foster parent.
The glimpse inside the trash-strewn compound has shaken people around this sparsely populated stretch of the mountainous Southwest, focusing scrutiny on Mr. Wahhaj’s ties to a prominent mosque in New York, on little-understood Islamic healing practices and the ease with which renegades can hide out in New Mexico’s backlands.
Mr. Wahhaj’s father, Siraj Wahhaj, is the imam at Masjid at-Taqwa, a mosque in Brooklyn. The elder Mr. Wahhaj said on Thursday that the dead child found at the compound was his grandson, who had a condition that provoked seizures and prevented him from walking. Authorities here said that the remains had not yet been identified.”
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj the alleged instructor claims that all of the weapons found on the compound are completely legal. His father, Sarsour’s mentor, claims the story has been blown out of proportion. But you have to wonder if he is just trying to do some damage control for his son.
If his son is capable of such, I wonder what his pupil will do?