Two people arrested at the “Muslim extremist” compound in New Mexico earlier this month had a terrorist instruction document ready, and had singled out an Atlanta, Georgia hospital as one target they wanted to attack before they were arrested by police.
According to Fox News, the bombshell admission was revealed on Friday in court by prosecutors, who detailed how many at the compound had extreme viewpoints and were actively seeking to carry out terror attacks on targets in the U.S.
Prosecutors say police interviewed 11 children that were found at the compound earlier this month. Police say Jany Leveille and her partner, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, wanted to confront institutions and people they deemed “corrupt,” and that they often spoke about “dying in jihad.”
Prosecutors revealed that police recovered a 10-page, handwritten document titled, “Phases of a Terrorist Attack” at the compound, which reportedly included “instructions for the one-time terrorist.”
According to the prosecutors, one of the children who was interviewed also told police that they specifically heard Leveille mention Grady Hospital and described it as a “corrupt” institution.
The child reportedly said Leveille “expressed her displeasure with Grady Hospital … due to treatment she and her mother received there.”
Court documents show that prosecutors allege that Wahhaj and his 3-year-old son left Georgia last year and that he was never given his medication. He reportedly suffered from health problems and had seizures due to blood clots.
In what might be one of the most chilling admissions, the affidavit claims that the young boy died in Dec. 2017, during a religious ritual at the compound.
Leveille reportedly described the child’s death in a notebook, writing that he died during a religious ceremony while they were reading the Quran and attempting to “cast out evil, demonic spirits.”
The boy’s remains were found buried in a tunnel at the compound on Aug. 6.
Despite all of this, and previous evidence appearing to indicate the compound was similar to a jihad sanctuary teaching children to become school shooters, Judge Sarah Backus has shown empathy toward the parents who led the compound.
Reports appear to strongly suggest that the compound was led by a group of adults teaching children about jihad, the Quran, and attacking a hospital in Atlanta. Other possible targets or people could have been mentioned by the leaders, but that was not clear in the court filings.
Police also say they found what could be described as a terrorist manifesto, which offers more credence to arguments that the parents were training and teaching children how to carry out attacks on American soil.
This is arguably the story of the year, but there has largely been a complete media blackout on the compound and what was likely taking place.