After the FBI discovered a training compound just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee in Alabama linked to a group of suspected homegrown terrorists, investigators reportedly discovered the remains of a child on the property.
Identified in reports as a “homegrown Islamic terror compound,” it allegedly belongs to a group led by 40-year-old Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, an imam indicted on federal charges related to firearms violations and terrorism.
Breaking: The FBI has uncovered a terror training camp in Macon County, Alabama. The group responsible for the camp was led by Siraj Wahhaj. Wahhaj managed a New Mexico terror compound uncovered last year, which trained children to carry out attacks. pic.twitter.com/fGhArw02yU
— Porter Medium (@PorterMedium) May 11, 2019
Wahhaj and four other suspects, Jany Leveille, 36, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, and Lucas Morton, 41, were arrested last year in August after police raided a similar camp, north of Taos, in the desert area of Amalia, New Mexico and were charged with a range of firearms- and terrorism-related offenses.
Police say they found loads of weapons and ammunition, a firing range, 11 starving children, and the body of a 4-year-old son of Wahhaj, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj. Abdul-Ghani was reported missing by his mother Hakima Ramzi in Georgia in November 2017 after he was abducted by his father.
The child suffered from severe epilepsy, and to dispel the supposed evil entity that caused his disease, the child reportedly underwent an exorcism ritual but did not survive the procedure.
FBI is currently investigating 850 domestic terrorism cases. This is staggering. Kidnapping and training little kids to carry out violence?? https://t.co/C2cpOYVfkJ
— Don Butcher (@Yukondon2010) May 14, 2019
But now, earlier in May 2019, according to Sinclair Media, police found a similar compound in Alabama, with a similar layout, stacked tires, shabby shelters, and an obstacle course, apparently left behind by the same group of people and—again—the remains of a deceased child, also attributed to its leader Siraj Ibn Wahhaj.
Moreover, NBC 15 reported this month that, during the investigation of the site, Alabama police found out they had already halted Wahhaj and his then 3-year-old son, on their way to New Mexico, apparently, just days after his mother had reported her child missing in November 2017. Police searched the car and found a bulletproof vest and loads of firearms in it. Wahhaj said the were going out “camping” in New Mexico, whereupon they were dismissed and let go.
Before Sinclair reported on the find of the site this weekend, local news station WPMI visited the compound in early May and aired footage of the scene showing stopgap shacks, gas masks, and children’s toys spread scattered around—but no body.
DWPMI reported: “Neighbors tell us they saw agents in white forensic suits walking the property last year. And while we saw lots of tires there, they were not stacked up acting as a wall, as we saw with their compound in New Mexico. It’s unclear if the FBI had dismantled a tire wall to search the property. We also did not see any evidence of target practice, as was discovered in New Mexico. But again, we were there after the FBI conducted its search.”
Police reportedly believe the camp was designed for training children for terrorist attacks on public places in the United States. It was not meant for training adults.