The FBI has discovered a terrorist training camp in a rural area of Alabama. The camp was owned by the same Muslim jihadist responsible for running a similar camp in New Mexico.
The terror camp, located in Macon County, Alabama, was run by Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, who was arrested last year at another terrorist training compound he ran in New Mexico. Wahhaj’s three year old son was found dead at the compound, and authorities believe he died because of his father’s mistreatment during a ritual.
As we reported last August, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and four adult relatives were all arrested after 11 children were found starving at his New Mexico desert compound. Authorities say Wahhaj, who they say is a Muslim extremist, was using the compound to train the children to carry out school shootings.
The announcement of the discovery of the second terror training compound comes weeks after the other adults arrested with Wahhaj were charged with kidnapping his three year old son, a federal charge which could bring the death penalty. Wahhaj himself was not charged with kidnapping because as his father, the charge could not be brought.
KATV reported that the plot of land in Macon County was described in an FBI search warrant as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course.” A number of ramshackle structures littered the land, and authorities described the area as looking like an “abandoned dump.”
Located off of a long dirt road just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee, it appears the land had not been used for some time. It is not clear who, if anyone, had been training there.
This tweet, which includes a picture of the five suspects, was posted soon after their arrest last August. Wahhaj is on the top row, right.
Ya this is going to keep getting bigger I think.
A New Mexico Compound was raided where men were training kids on how to do school shootings.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj in particular is being held without bail as the FBI are still sorting through the place. pic.twitter.com/aD18MQSUqf
— OREGON I.T. NOT IT⚾ (@OregonJOBS2) August 8, 2018
Wahhj’s father, an Imam in New York, claimed to have no knowledge of his son’s actions or intent, but has a history of radicalism himself. He was identified by authorities as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Here is local news coverage of the terror camp.
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