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Media Silent: Linda Sarsour Connected to Terrorist Training Compound in New Mexico

Last Friday, five men were arrested for child abuse in New Mexico after they were found living on a compound with 11 starving children in “third world” conditions. Remains of a child were also found buried near it. The compound itself was made of garbage. The men, Siraj Wahhaj, 40; Lucas Morton, 40; Jany Leveille, 35; Hujrah Wahhaj, 38; and Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, were all arrested for child abuse, but that wasn’t all.

We learned yesterday that the camp, which authorities recovered guns and ammunition from, served as an Islamist training ground for the youth in their possession. Initially, reports of starving children were what prompted authorities to intervene and raid the camp. Prosecutors say that the camp served to teach kids to commit school shootings in the name of Islam.

For all the coverage of school shootings today, wouldn’t you expect the media to play up such a fact? With some caveats perhaps. CNN initially reported that the individuals running the compound were “extremists of the Muslim belief,” and then removed that detail for an unexplained reason. CBS’ reporting this morning didn’t mention religion once.

And here’s where things get more interesting.

Siraj Wahhaj is the son of a 68-year-old Brooklyn imam of the same name. Wahhaj was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, so clearly the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. Here’s some more from his resume:

Linda Sarsour New Mexico compound

Despite his radical past, American progressives have embraced the elder Wahhaj with open arms. Women’s March founder Linda Sarsour (or as I’ve nicknamed her, “Hipster Hamas’) personally describes Wahhaj as her “mentor,” a fact we’ve reported on before on this very website.

I had to do a double take when I saw a different “Siraj Wahhaj” in the news this time from a different State – but they are indeed father and son. Here’s Sarsour praising him (video should begin at 3:15):

And the two have spoken alongside each other before:

Linda Sarsour New Mexico compound

As someone else noted, Sarsour isn’t the only one embracing Wahhaj. The Council on American Islamic Relations and Islamic Society of North America also regularly host Wahhaj as a speaker at their events.

At first thought, it seems bizarre that it’s “progressive” Muslim groups welcoming in a terrorist would-be, but then again, it’s not like American progressives think too highly of America, so perhaps the Islamism is a natural fit.

Outside of Fox News and some online sources, who has reported that the Women’s March’s founder is mentored by an alleged terrorist who has a son that’s been raising potential school shooters in the name of Allah?

No one.

This is hardly a new phenomenon. Former President Barack Obama’s connections to radical hate preacher Reverend Jeremiah Wright and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers were largely overlooked by the media, while in the case of Sarsour, they won’t even cover her radical connections at all.