Subhanah Wahhaj

Charged: August 31, 2018
Affiliation
None
State
New Mexico
District
District of New Mexico
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Kidnapping
  • Firearms violations
  • Material support
  • Criminal conspiracy
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Subhanah Wahhaj
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Female
  • Race
    Black
Jany Leveille, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Subhanah Wahhaj, and Lucas Morton were part of a group that stockpiled weapons and established a compound in the New Mexico desert. They allegedly underwent firearms training as part of a plot to attack and kill officers and employees of the United States. Wahhaj's father is Siraj Wahhaj, a Brooklyn imam who testified as a witness for Omar Abdel Rahman in the trial involving the 1993 World Trade Center attack. Although federal prosecutors have not alleged that the New Mexico group was involved with a specific terrorist organization, they have treated the case as an international terrorism prosecution. The group was first indicted in August 2018 for criminal conspiracy and firearms charges. In March 2019, prosecutors added terrorism-related charges.