Spencer: Don't let media hide camp's tie to jihad

Friday, August 10, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

New Mexico compoundA longtime terrorism expert says law enforcement authorities and the media are downplaying an Islamic compound found atop a mountain in New Mexico.

In an appalling discovery at a ramshackle compound north of Taos, 11 hungry children were found living in filth.

Authorities arrested Siraj Wahhaj, who prosecutors say was training the youngsters to commit terrorist shootings at schools.

Spencer, Robert (Jihad Watch)Documents allege Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound, and the prosecutor says he posed a great danger to the children found on the property as well as a threat to the community as a whole. 

Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, says much of the media is ignoring the connection to Islam and focusing only on the abused children.

"But there were weapons found there - quite a lot of weapons - making it very clear what they were doing there," he points out. "And the police said there was obvious signs of what they called 'Islamic extremism,' and so there is a terrorist angle to this but it's likely to be ignored."

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)Yet another important untold story, he says, is that other Islamic terrorism camps are scattered across the United States.

"This is just one of the first times," he says, "that we have confirmation of what we have charged for years that these places are indeed jihad training camps."

Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries says she is also aware of credible reports of terrorist camps that are much more sophisticated than the New Mexico camp.

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