New Mexico jihad compound members charged with “conspiring to attack and kill officers and employees of the US”

They were also charged with kidnapping. This group was planning to train children to become school shooters, all in the cause of jihad.

“Feds charge 5 from New Mexico compound, where 11 children were found, with terror, kidnapping offenses,” by Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, March 14, 2019:

The residents of a makeshift New Mexico compound — where 11 emaciated children were found during an August raid — were charged by federal authorities Wednesday with terror, kidnapping and firearms offenses.

“The indictment alleges that the defendants conspired to provide material support in preparation for violent attacks against federal law enforcement officers and members of the military,” Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers for the Department of Justice’s National Security Division said.

Jany Leveille, 36, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hurjah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, and Lucas Morton, 41, were charged “with federal offenses related to terrorism, kidnapping and firearms violations,” the Department of Justice said in a press release. In the original indictment, Leveille was also charged with “possessing firearms and ammunition as an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States.”

The suspects were previously charged by indictment on Sept. 11 “with a conspiracy relating to the possession of firearms and ammunition by an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States,” the DOJ said.

“The superseding indictment alleges a conspiracy to stage deadly attacks on American soil,” U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson said in a statement. “These allegations remind us of the dangers of terrorism that continue to confront our nation, and the allegation concerning the death of a young child only underscores the importance of prompt and effective intervention by law enforcement. I commend our law enforcement partners for their ongoing diligence and outstanding work in identifying and disabling imminent threats of targeted violence.”…

The defendants allegedly conspired to “provide material support in preparation for violent attacks against officers and employees” of the U.S. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Hujrah Wahhaj “gathered firearms and ammunition” and transported people across state lines “and constructed a training compound where they stored firearms and ammunition.” Leveille and Morton were accused of trying to recruit others.

The superseding indictment charged Leveille, Hurjah Wahhaj, Subhanah Wahhaj and Morton with “kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping.” They allegedly kidnapped a child under the age of 18 in Georgia and took him to New Mexico “where they concealed and held the child, resulting in the child’s death,” the press release stated.

Leveille, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Morton were charged with “conspiring to attack and kill officers and employees of the United States,” the statement read….

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