A compound three miles from downtown Tuscegee, Alabama, was seized by FBI last week on suspicion of being a terrorist training camp. It is owned by Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, who was arrested last year for operating a similar camp in New Mexico where minors were being trained in terrorism. The remains of Wahhaj’s 3-year-old son was found on the property.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj is the son of Imam Siraj Wahhaj, the leader of both the Al-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, New York, and The Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA).
The FBI‘s search warrant described the property as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course.”
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
This should be another wakeup call to all Americans. There are radical elements in our midst who want to kill us. This has always been the case in America and hasn’t always been driven by radical Islam, but in recent years the threat of splinter groups from the Islamic State or other terrorist organizations is rising.
Just because the military wing of the Islamic State in Syria is now eliminated doesn’t mean the remnants within their vast terrorist operations have been thwarted. If anything, terrorism has become their primary focus following the annihilation of their military.
The very concept of terrorism is designed to strike fear. This is not the time to be fearful. We must be diligent, courageous, and outspoken. Our eyes must remain open despite a constant push by the left to stigmatize such actions as Islamophobic.
Safety and security in the face of growing treats is not bigotry. There’s nothing wrong with reporting any potential crimes we see regardless of what religion or race is behind it.
“Just because you’re in a small town or a small state does not mean you might not potentially have individuals engaged in the types of activities that would call into question threats to national security.” – Tim Fuhrman, Former Special Agent with the FBI field office in Mobile, Alabama.
The risk of domestic Islamic terrorism is real. Our law enforcement has done a tremendous job at thwarting more terrorism than has been allowed since 9/11, but attacks do happen. More attacks will come. The enemy is among us.