Our Children are the next victims of Domestic Terrorism?
August 9, 2018 | Brainwave Science
The suspected child abductor found with 11 children and four other adults at New Mexico compound had trained at least one of the minors to use an assault rifle in preparation for a school shooting, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The children, between the ages of 1 and 15, were taken to the compound by some adults for the purpose of providing weapons training for future acts of violence, the documents said.
Days after starving children were rescued, the foster parent of one of the children said, “The defendant had trained the child in the use of an assault rifle in preparation for future school shootings,” according to the court filings.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, who was wanted on suspicion that he had abducted his 3-year-old son, was arrested along with four others after Taos County officials raided the barren property in Amalia on Friday. The agents found an AR-15 rifle, loaded 30-round magazines, four loaded pistols and many rounds of ammo, officials said. The allegations against the five suspects – Siraj Wahhaj, his sisters, Hujrah Wahhaj and Subhannah Wahhaj as well as Lucas Morten and Jany Leveille – come as prosecutors ask a judge to hold them in jail without bail.
The court documents said, ” If the defendants were to be released from custody, there is a substantial likelihood defendant may commit new crimes due to his planning and preparation for future school shootings,” the court documents said.
The filings did not provide further details about the alleged training. The makeshift compound appeared to have a shooting range on the property and loaded firearms were found on the property, authorities said.
Police raided the New Mexico compound on Friday, hoping to find 3-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj. The young Georgia boy has been missing for more than eight months. And shortly, they discovered that five adults including Siraj Wahhaj along with 11 emaciated children were living there.
The 3-year-old boy’s father, Siraj Wahhaj, was arrested but officials couldn’t find the missing boy, Abdul-Ghani. According to his mother-Ramzi, Abdul was ill as he can’t walk and suffers seizures and requires constant medical treatments. “My husband said he was taking Abdul-Ghani to the park and didn’t come back. That was in November 2017. When I would ask him where he was, he said he was on his way, he was coming soon, he was just keeping him for the night. But I haven’t seen him since then,” Hakima Ramzi said Tuesday. Shariyf Muhammad, attorney for Abdul-Ghani’s mother, Hakima Ramzi, said she “has no knowledge of any training for school shootings.” Ramzi has not been charged in the case. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said FBI analysts told him the suspects appeared to be “extremist of the Muslim belief.” The remains of a young boy were found at the compound on Monday — the day of the missing boy’s fourth birthday.
Authorities are still working to identify those remains.
To involve children in crime/terrorism is an unthinkable prospect. And still they have become not merely targets of violence but are being used to promote radicalized causes too. According to a report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, some boys have been forced to attack their own families to prove loyalty, while girls are forced to marry, clean, cook and carry equipment and weapons.
There are 300,000 children under the age of 18 presently serving as combatants, fighting in approximately 75 percent of the world’s conflicts; 80 percent of these conflicts include children under the age of fifteen. Increasingly children are smuggled from their State of residence to areas dominated by terrorist and violent extremist groups, in order to join them. Children who have been recruited and exploited by terrorist and violent extremist groups are victims of violence at multiple levels; which includes ferocious recruitment methods, slavery, sexual exploitation, exposure to constant fear, brainwashing and psychological pressure.
It is the duty of law enforcement agencies to protect members of society, particularly children, from the threats associated with terrorism and violent extremism. In consideration of safeguarding children, eliminating the terrorist networks requires an accurate identification of the information as the name and pictures of terrorists, hideout location, number of children engaged and other relevant information about the terrorist camp. When reliable and authentic intelligence is an essential part of closing the investigation, conventional methods of investigation may not be sufficient to solve this complicated case. The present situation indicates that law enforcement agencies should enhance their methods and strategy by embracing modern forensic technologies in the war against terrorism both domestic and international.
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With the assistance of iCognative, a 45 minutes test may be conducted on Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and four others can give an advantage to Law Enforcement gain valuable information and missing links that can swiftly lead to eliminate the terrorist networks and find the missing boy, Abdul-Ghani. In order to conduct a iCognative test on a suspect or person of interest relevant to the crime, a test case needs to be built using crime related known and confidential information significant particularly to the perpetrator and investigators is called stimuli. It hardly takes 15 minutes to enter these stimuli into the iCognative system. Stimuli can be in the form of words, phrases or pictures depending on its availability. For example, in Wahhaj case, investigators can use following known stimuli along with other confidential information investigators collected during an investigation: location of Abdul, location of other camps, number of terrorist/s connected, details about illegal weapons, link with terrorist group.
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