Democrats and the Jihadi-American Community

Democrats and the Jihadi-American Community

This news item from across the country has some local connections:  New Mexico compound suspects were training children for school shootings, prosecutors say

Eleven starving and abused children were kept at a filthy compound in New Mexico by five adults, led by a man named Siraj Wahhaj.  One child was found dead.  The adults were training the children to commit school massacres.

We are in a bad place as a civilization where a horrific news story like this can pop up, linger in our consciousness for only a day or two, and then be promptly forgotten as the media shuffles us back to the really important things, like Russian computer geeks making fun of Hillary on Facebook.

The name Siraj Wahhaj may ring a bell, because his father, also named Siraj Wahhaj, is the imam at the Al-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn.  Purely by coincidence, no doubt, Siraj Wahhaj, Sr. has also been linked to terrorism, as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  Of course, Wahhaj Senior is baffled that his son was arrested for jihad-related activities.  The elder Wahhaj is a lovely guy himself, who blamed America and Israel for the 1993 WTC bombing (of course), served as a character witness for the “Blind Sheik,” Omar Abdel-Rahman, and told his followers that homosexuality is “a disease of this society” and that, “if a man is found with another man,” that both men should be killed.

The imam is on record saying that “America is the most wicked government on the face of the planet Earth,” and urging a violent overthrow of the “filthy” U.S. government, assisted by jihad warriors armed with UzisHe is also quoted as saying that: “If only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate.” And: “America is one of the greatest terrorist nations on this earth but you know, they hide it with magic. They pretend to be so nice.”

Well, consider me equally stunned to read that prominent Democrats and liberals like Linda Sarsour are linked to Imam Wahhaj, a devotee of Louis Farrakhan.  I guess Jihadi-Americans are just another interest group huddled inside the Democrats’ big tent.  Little details like how Islamists advocate death for homosexuals can be overlooked, as the different elements of the Democrat coalition join forces to achieve the big goals they can all agree on, such as open borders.  Thus, is it any surprise that one such Democrat to have rubbed elbows with Imam Wahhaj is Kathleen Rice?

By the way, Kathleen Rice, then the District Attorney of Nassau County, tried to use the power of her office to force a local newspaper to shut down an article revealing her planned appearance with Imam Siraj Wahhaj.  But that’s a whole other story.