Convictions in New Mexico Terrorism Case

The Daily Mail
Article Source: The Daily Mail

Article Source: The Daily Mail

  • Siraj Ibn Wahhaj has been convicted on terrorism charges related to his involvement in a squalid compound in New Mexico where the remains of his 3-year-old son, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, were discovered.
  • The case involved Wahhaj’s abduction of his son from his mother’s home in Georgia and their relocation to the compound, where the group, including other family members, engaged in firearms and tactical training to prepare for attacks against the government.
  • Wahhaj’s brother-in-law, Lucas Morten, was also convicted on terrorism charges, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and kidnapping resulting in the boy’s death, while Wahhaj’s sisters, Hujrah and Subhanah Wahhaj, were convicted on kidnapping charges.
  • The case involved religious and ideological elements, with the defendant holding a belief that the boy would be the second coming, and the defendants arguing they were targeted due to their Muslim faith.  Read More

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