At least one of the women at the Islamist cult compound in New Mexico had links to al-Qaeda in that she was a big fan of al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, according to a public account from a Muslim activist and reports from sources who spoke to Clarion Project’s Clarion Intelligence Network.
One woman also reportedly claimed to be the mahdi, a figure in Islamic end times prophecy who is supposed to join forces with Jesus to win a final apocalyptic war that ends with global Islamic rule, Clarion News reports.
Several sources say that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was not the ideological leader of the cult that housed themselves at the compound.
The actual leader was most likely a woman from Haiti named Jany Leveille, who cult members called “Maryam” (or Mary), a name adopted to equate her with a modern incarnation of the mother of Jesus. She is the second wife of Siraj Ibn Wahhaj.
In 2017, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj went on a trip to Saudi Arabia. While there, he informed his wife (and mother of Abdul-Ghani) that he was divorcing her. It is unclear when he met Leveille, but a common pattern of radicalization involves meeting a spouse overseas followed by rapid life changes.
The sources that say Leveille was the leader of the cult say that Leveille claims to be in contact with Allah through the Angel Gabriel and claims to be the Mahdi.
As we continue to get updates on more gruesome discoveries and the squalor living conditions present at a New Mexico compound that included 11 starving children (ages one to 15) and the dead body of one child, one key detail had gone totally unreported by the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC): The ties to radical Islam.
Last Friday, the Taos County Sheriff’s Office executed a raid on a makeshift compound in the New Mexico desert in the search for 4-year-old Abdul-Ghani, who was believed to have been abducted by his father 39-year-old Siraj Wahhaj in Georgia back in December. And according to the Sheriff’s Office, what they found was horrific, even “third world”…
The raid was a high stakes operation that required “a tactical approach for our own safety because we had learned the occupants were most likely heavily armed and considered extremist[s] of the Muslim belief,” Sheriff Hogrefe explained in a press release. Two men were arrested while three women who were also in the compound were detained and then released. “All 11 children were immediately taken in protective custody and later turned over to the state CYFD division,” the Sheriff’s Office said. Jihad Watch
‘Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) is a manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).
In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In accord with this, in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.” Sharia Law
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