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New Mexico Muslim Terrorist Compound Similar To Colorado Muslim Terrorist Compound Busted In 1992

The remote compound in Amalia, New Mexico, where a team of five Muslims was allegedly training 11 children as terrorists has been razed to the ground.

Prosecutors have said the adults and children were related by blood or marriage and were a zealous Islamic family planning to attack schools, banks and police. However, no terrorism charges have been filed against New Mexico Compoundthem and New Mexico Judge Sarah Backus released the suspects on a nominal $20,000 signature bond, even after the remains of a dead child were found at the site.

According to reporting by KOB.com’s Web Staff, property owner Jason Badger, upon whose property the group was squatting, said there was a court order allowing the seizure of a stolen trailer that made up part of the compound.

The trailer, which was partially buried at the compound, was reported stolen from a farm in Notasulga, Alabama, in August 2017, New Mexico Office of Special Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Mark Torres told Reuters reporter Andrew Hay.

Hay reports Torres said it was towed to the compound last December by a white moving truck owned by Lucas Morton, one of the people arrested at the settlement.

Torres said on Thursday that it was not clear who had stolen the trailer and no new charges have been filed against the adults according to Mr. Hay’s report.

The camper, half submerged in a dirty pit according to reports by ABC News, was the central dwelling in the compound that was surrounded by 7-foot (2-meter) berms of used tires, sections of adobe wall topped with broken glass, a junked refrigerator and other odd supplies.

To one side of the camper, an underground tunnel — big enough to crawl through — led in and out of the compound, which was flanked by an apparent target range. Dozens of spent casings were left behind there.

Refuse at the compound included live ammunition as well as dummy cartridges designed to help people safely learn how to load and fire a gun.

The compound, littered with shotgun shells, journals about faith and a DVD about killing techniques in close combat has been vacant since the raid.

The owner of the property, Jason Badger, on Friday prodded through a left-behind satchel of ammunition — fit for rifle, shotgun and handgun — and discarded garbage bags holding crumpled grade-school textbooks and journals lined with notes in neat cursive and the primitive doodles of children.

While touring the ramshackle living quarters littered with diesel cans, used diapers, household garbage and Qurans, he questioned why authorities did not search a squalid New Mexico compound sooner for Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, the now-dead 3-year-old kidnapping victim.

Badger claims he told authorities in late spring that he had met the child's father at the site and that the man was wanted in Georgia for kidnapping his own son.

Now, here’s where it gets interesting.

Even though the FBI had the compound under surveillance, the raid was carried out by the local sheriff.

And the defendants are all charged with New Mexico state crimes; child abuse and child endangerment, not federal kidnapping or terrorism related crimes.

Now, in what is arguably the briefest forensic investigation of a terrorist compound in history, the compound has been razed to the ground, taking with it any evidence that could have been used to establish, or rule out, that compound leader Siraj Wahhaj was planning acts of terrorism.

What’s more, according to available news reports, the FBI has been totally missing from the post-raid investigation.

The actions of law enforcement to-date suggest that there will be no follow-up to the terrorism leads in this matter and, when all is said and done, no terrorism charges will be pursued or filed. This, despite the fact that the compound’s leader, Siraj Wahhaj, is the son of an Imam and head of a major Brooklyn mosque, who has amply documented ties to terrorism.

Or maybe that’s the reason; it is because Imam Siraj Wahhaj is a leader in the separatist American Islamist movement, spoke at the "Jummah at the DNC” at the 2012 Democratic Nation Convention and is a closely connected with a number of Democrat politicians.

Taking stolen property across state lines is a federal crime, so is kidnapping, so is material support of terrorism, yet the FBI is MIA in this investigation.

This isn’t the first Muslim terrorism compound discovered in a remote area of the southwestern United States.

As KRDO's Heather Skold reported last year, in a remote mountain camp just outside Buena Vista, Colorado, law enforcement raided dozens of members who grafted themselves into a radical Islamic ideology.  Men, women, children – living on a 101-acre compound, learning the ways of jihad as taught by their leader: Sheikh Mubarak Al Gilani, a Muslim leader, headquartered in Pakistan.

An immense weapons cache, hidden in abandoned mine shafts, including blades, AK-47s, M-16s and bomb-making materials was also discovered.

And there were other similarities to the New Mexico compound; no running water or working electricity and members living a polygamist lifestyle – the similarities between the Amalia, New Mexico compound and the Ul Fuqra’s camp in Chaffee County, Colorado are too obvious to overlook.

All of this was back in 1992, and most of those associated with the Ul Fuqra compound in Colorado either fled to Pakistan or have disappeared after serving prison time for a variety of crimes, including financial crimes, fire bombings, murder and firearms violations. You can read Heather Skiold’s coverage of this important case through this link.  

Amalia, New Mexico is less than three hours from Buena Vista, Colorado, but apparently no one at the FBI is investigating the similarities.

This lack of interest on the part of the FBI follows the same disturbing pattern the FBI displayed after the Las Vegas concert massacre in which the Agency quickly announced, “no terrorism connection” and quickly disappeared from the scene of the investigation.

The question is who called them off and why?

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