Kirsters Baish| Americans were shocked to hear that a jihadist training camp was discovered on a New Mexico compound recently. There was more shocking news this week as the judge in charge of the case made a ruling on the arrests of the five suspects.
It was reported by CNN some of the terrible things that happened at the New Mexico compound. Some of the horrific events involved children. There is one allegation that one of the men killed his own child as a part of a religious ritual.
There were eleven children found alive at the compound. All of the children were underweight and malnourished, as reported by the authorities.
It was reported by the Daily Caller that the children who were found at the site were living in “filthy conditions.” They were being trained to carry out mass school shootings. An arsenal of weapons as uncovered on site.
Authorities in New Mexico placed charges against “five alleged Muslim extremists” with “11 counts of child abuse.” No charges were brought against Siraj Wahhaj is father of the 4-year-old boy whose remains were found on the property, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, in relation to the child’s death.
The father of Siraj Wahaji, who has the same name, is “an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing case.” He is currently an imam. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The Daily Caller reported that even with the evidence brought against the Muslims, Judge Sarah Backus sided in their favor.
Backus was particularly unhappy with the fact that their Muslim faith was used as a reason to paint them as a threat.
Here’s part of the judge’s order denying the prosecutors’ motion to deny bail to the #NewMexicoCompound adults.
— Ryan Mauro (@ryanmauro) August 14, 2018
Backus said in her ruling, “The defendants are apparently of the Muslim faith. The Court was asked by the State to make a finding of dangerousness and a finding of no conditions of release could ensure the safety of the community.” She went on, “The State apparently expected the court to take the individuals’ faith into account in making such a determination. The Court has never been asked to take any other person’s faith into account in making a determination of dangerousness.”
Then, the judge gave her “justification” for the ruling. “The Court is not aware of any law that allows the Court to take a person’s faith into consideration in making a dangerousness determination. The state alleges there was a big plan afoot but the state has not shown to my satisfaction by clear and convincing evidence what in fact that plan was.”
Then she released all five of the defendants on a $20,000 signature bond each.
Conservative Tribune writes:
This decision enabled the men “to avoid paying any money unless they violate their release terms.” A murdered child found on the property, a cache of weapons and 11 emaciated children living in filth was not enough for Backus to believe the men were a threat or should be held until trial.
What does this judge need to see for her to understand the problem of these defendants roaming free? How did she think it was a good idea to not even invoke a financial risk to them to help prevent them from just disappearing to avoid prosecution?
For all the outcry about suffering children making headlines as of late, this ruling seems particularly horrible.