Linda Sarsour Linked to Family of Jihadi Who Reportedly Taught Kids How to Be School Shooters
At Islamic conference, activist called the Brooklyn imam a 'mentor' and her 'favorite person in the room'
Linda Sarsour, the high-profile Islamic activist (shown above) who played a role in the Women’s March, reportedly has ties to the father of Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the 39-year-old Muslim who was arrested in New Mexico the other day for allegedly training children to carry out school shootings.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was taken into custody after a months-long search for a missing three-year-old Georgia boy led authorities to a compound in Taos, New Mexico.
The police found human remains on the site, although there is so far no official identification of the body.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj’s father, an imam named Sirah Wahhaj, said Thursday that the remains of the approximately three-year-old boy found at the compound are those of his grandson Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, who was the missing child from Jonesboro, Georgia, as Breitbart reported.
The imam is an unindicted co-conspirator for his ties to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing connected to “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman — and he now heads a mosque in Brooklyn, New York.
Activist Linda Sarsour called this imam a “mentor” at an Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference in 2017, Breitbart reported:
My favorite person in this room, that’s mutual, is Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who has been a mentor, and motivator and encourager of mine, someone who has taught me to speak truth to power and not worry about the consequences, someone who has taught me we are on this earth to please Allah, and only Allah, that we are not here to please any man or women on this Earth, so I’m grateful to you, Imam Siraj … I’m grateful to you Imam Siraj, God bless you and protect you for a long time because we need you now more than ever.
Sarsour’s Twitter feed is also littered with praise for the imam Wahhaj, as the outlet also noted:
"Islam has made me love people." ~ Imam Siraj #RIS2016
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) December 25, 2016
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is Black American and most loved religious leader amongst diverse groups of Muslims. #blackmuslimfuture
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) February 20, 2014
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) December 17, 2011
At the Amalia, New Mexico compound raided earlier this week, police found 11 children who were described as hungry and living in poor conditions.
Court documents from the prosecution show the young boys allegedly were being trained to carry out mass shootings, Fox News and other outlets reported.
Wahhaj appeared in court on Wednesday; prosecutors asked that he be held without bail.
Others were arrested on the property as well; they face child abuse charges.
A spokesperson for Imam Wahhaj’s Brooklyn organization said in a Facebook video Thursday that both the authorities and the media are pushing “false narratives” by trying to link terrorism allegations to a “domestic event.”
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