The father of the people running the compound is a well-known “Sharia Supremacist” Imam from Brooklyn New York. This is a highly under-reported fact that was first brought to our attention by the Federalist, they wrote the following:
The Wahhaj siblings’ father is the senior Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, who according to National Review Online’s Andrew McCarthy is “a well-known (some would say notorious) sharia-supremacist imam who runs a mosque in Brooklyn (Masjid al-Taqwa).” In January, following the kidnapping of his three-year-old grandson, the Imam made an appeal on Facebook for information on the whereabouts of his children and 12 grandchildren.
Later, according to the senior Wahhaj, one of his daughters asked for help from a man in Atlanta, saying they were starving at the New Mexico compound. The Atlanta contact passed the information to the imam, who told the authorities, resulting in the early-August raid.
The Imam they are connected to was an alleged co-conspirator in the 1993 world trade bombing and is the mentor of liberal activist Linda Sarsour.