Radical Islam didn’t get the memo about Colorado liberals planning to stock up on mace to protect against school shooters.
On our very border with New Mexico, the feds raided a filthy, makeshift compound where children, CHILDREN, were being trained by Siraj Ibn Wahhaj to commit school shootings.
CBS News reports that Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam, who was a suspected co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.
The elder Wahhaj heads the Masjid At-Taqwa, a mosque that has attracted radical speakers over the years. Wahhaj met Mahmud Abouhalima (a convicted perpetrator in the bombing) when he came to the site to raise money for Muslims in Afghanistan.
Still missing is Wahhaj’s four-year-old son. The child’s mother told Georgia police that Wahhaj kidnapped the child in December, claiming the boy was possessed by the devil and needed an exorcism. The child was severely disabled. Police are testing remains found at the compound to determine if it’s the missing boy.
This is a frightening story filled with tragedy, which obviously would have resulted in more tragedy if not for the arrest of Wahhaj last week.
Court documents say he was conducting weapons training with assault rifles near the Colorado border. Four other adults are being held on child abuse charges, and 11 malnourished children were taken into custody.
It was one of those children taken into custody who told a foster parent they were being trained to conduct school shootings. Neighbors reported they often heard shots fired, and suspected they had a gun range on the property.
This is a startling example of the need for a serious discussion about school safety, one that isn’t centered on mace to keep our children safe.