Police in Taos County made a shocking discovery last week after a message reading, "We are starving and need food and water,” alerted them to a makeshift compound in the New Mexico desert. Five adults and 11 children, ages 1 to 15, were discovered starving and living in filthy conditions.
“The only food we saw were a few potatoes and a box of rice in the filthy trailer,” Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said. “But what was most surprising, and heartbreaking, was when the team located a total of five adults and 11 children that 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."
On @KOB4 tonight: We have the exclusive first look inside the Muslim extremist compound in Taos County where 11 children were rescued from horrific conditions. pic.twitter.com/jMH5TsUcco
— Ryan Laughlin (@RyanLaughlinKOB) August 5, 2018
Police also found an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, five 30-round magazines and four handguns. They arrested the two men and detained the three women, who appeared to be the mothers of the children. The men were charged with 11 counts of child abuse. The children were placed in protective custody.
A missing child
One of the men, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, is the father of 3-year-old Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, who went missing from Jonesboro, Georgia, last December. Wahhaj's son was not among the children found at the New Mexico compound, but officials did find the remains of an unidentified child on the property.
Then things get even crazier
According to The Associated Press, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj has been charged with training the children at the New Mexico compound to commit school shootings.
Wahhaj is the son of Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who according to the New York Post was named by prosecutors as "an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing." Two of the imam's daughters were also among those found at the compound in New Mexico.
So, how is Linda Sarsour connected to all this?
Political activist Linda Sarsour has a long track record of praising and thanking her beloved mentor, you guessed it, the "amazing" Imam Siraj Wahhaj.
"Islam has made me love people." ~ Imam Siraj #RIS2016
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) December 25, 2016
@GMUPatriot13 Imam Siraj is an amazing man. I have prayed at Masjid Taqwa a few times but it's far from where I live.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) August 15, 2012
Imam Siraj is the man. ~ @imamzaidshakir#taqwa30
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) December 18, 2011
@DebbiAlmontaser#taqwa30 - "may every stone in every masjid Imam Siraj helped build make dua 4 him now & hereafter." pic.twitter.com/Qd6YrJVk
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) December 17, 2011
Linda Sarsour's "mentor, motivator, and encourager," Imam Siraj Wahhaj advocates armed Jihad in U.S. streets: https://t.co/sqYB5RrCA8
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) July 6, 2017
2017: Linda Sarsour And Her Jihad-Preaching Mentor Imam Siraj Wahhaj https://t.co/NxjUgZ0h3h
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 8, 2018
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