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Terror in Taos


Article Posted August 12, 2018; by Barry W.


On Monday, 06 August 2018, New Mexico radio stations began reporting on a police raid of a terrorist compound in the desert near Taos, New Mexico.  National TV networks began reporting on the incident several days later.


Two men and three women were arrested.  Eleven children were found in the compound in an abused state.  The leader of the group was one Siraj ibn Wahhaj, whose father, Siraj Wahhaj Sr. was an unindicted alleged co-conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.


The senior Wahhaj, an African American, was born Jeffrey Kearse and raised in Brooklyn.  As a teenager he became very religious and taught Sunday school at his local church. In 1969 he joined Elijah Muhammad’s “Nation of Islam,” and came to believe that White people were “devils.”  Then, in 1975 he joined orthodox Sunni Islam. After learning Arabic, he studied the Qur’an and Islam at the Umm al-Qura university in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In 1991 he became the first Muslim to offer an invocation at the United States House of Representatives (don’t you just love our ignorant politicians?).


In addition to his 1993 Trade Center connections, he is very close to our good friends CAIR, and ISNA.  ISNA has posted a video on You Tube of Wahhaj promoting armed jihad in the United States. Wahhaj was also a witness for the defense in the 1993 WTC bombing trial of the Blind Shaykh ‘Umar ‘Abdel-Rahman, former leader of the Egyptian terrorist group al-Gama’at al-Islamiyya (the Islamic Group) who was wanted in Egypt for the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar as-Sadat.


With a resume like that, and associations like that, how could Wahhaj Sr. not raise such an upstanding, fine, young man as Siraj ibn Wahhaj?


That being said, there are news reports out of New York now claiming that Wahhaj Sr. and Wahhaj Jr. have had a falling out.  There might be some truth to that. Wahhaj Sr. is an al-Qaeda, MB type. Juniors’ compound in New Mexico, and the activities there, looks more like the footprint of ISIS—particularly with the training of children with weapons so that they can become “school shooters.”  ISIS in Syria is the only known terrorist group that has trained children to be killers and suicidal jihadis.


Yet, on the other hand, two of Wahhaj Sr’s daughters were in the compound apparently as wives of the other male.  So, it is hard to believe that Wahhaj Sr. would cut off ties with all three of his offspring, especially since they were all doing Allah’s work.


Anyway, so you’ve got this camp out in the middle of the New Mexico desert and no one suspected a thing?

How did the cops finally get involved?  It wasn’t due to anyone observing, or suspecting that something was wrong out there, it was because of a tip coming out of Georgia.  Apparently Wahhaj Jr. had left another wife in Georgia with their 3-year old son who had some weird illness. Junior then kidnaps his son and takes him out to New Mexico to perform exorcism on him.  The child’s mother then notified the FBI, the FBI initiated a stake out on the property.


Here is an important point.  The contacts and relationships between the Muslim communities and law enforcement at the local and the national levels have always been tenuous.  But, what contacts there are, must somehow be maintain even as we try to educate the public on the dangers of Islam, radical or otherwise. Because, it is often tips like this from within the Muslim community that can lead law enforcement to terror cells of this type.


Okay, so the FBI was staking out the place for two months prior to last week’s raid.  The raid itself was actually initiated by the local county sheriff overriding the FBI.  As a result of the delay, the 3-year old child was already dead. The other 10 children were malnourished and showed signs of abuse.  The children had been stuffed into a “room,” or pit, that had been dug underneath the dilapidated trailer that was visible from the surface.  Interestingly, the men had also dug some tunnels leading out from the pit/room beneath the trailer. These were for escape purposes, or . . . ?


This again raises a lot of questions about the FBI.  When you have a situation where children are in danger, and you just sit there and “observe” . . . ?


The only possible justification I can think of for the FBI’s behavior is that maybe they wanted to see if other Jihadis would come out there for target practice and other training.  Maybe they wanted to find out if there was a larger cell, so they roll up the whole thing. But, it still raises questions in my mind.


Reminds me too much of Obama’s FBI not investigating the Tsarnaev brothers until after the Boston bombing because of Obama’s pique at Putin, or the FBI not connecting the dots they had on 9/11 before it happened, along with many other snafus we’ve seen since people like Mueller and Comey have been in charge.



One of the new darlings of the Democrat party, Linda Sarsour has had a long association with Wahhaj Sr., as well as with CAIR and ISNA.  She has a long track record of praising and thanking “her mentor the Imam Siraj Wahhaj.” As of this writing she has refused to denounce either the father, or the son and the son’s activities in New Mexico.


So, what do we take away from all of this?  The first thing that came to my mind is that the Wahhaj compound in New Mexico is likely only one of many more just like it scattered around the United States to serve as training depots for jihadis and jihadi wannabes.  Some, will be ISIS associated like this one, for “lone wolf” and small cell type of attacks in the near future. But the ones that really bother me are the ones run by the Muslim Brotherhood—which has given orders for its people in America to do the weapons training and stuff, but to not engage in overt terrorist attacks until “the big event.”


That “big event” is what we really need to worry about.

P.S.  The Ariziona Daily Star has just reported (11 August 2018) that a “refugee” in Tucson has just been arrested by “agents.”  This individual turned out to be a member of the Somali al-Shabab group, an affiliate of al-Qaeda.

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