CNN removes key fact

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on September 5, 2018

A 13-year-old boy found at a New Mexico compound [run by] the son of a controversial Brooklyn imam says he was being trained for “jihad” with firearm and hand-to-hand combat techniques, according to new court documents.

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj — whose dad runs a mosque in Brooklyn, New York and has been linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombings — was preparing the 13-year-old and his teen brother to fight against non-believers through techniques including rapid reloads and hand-to-hand combat, he told FBI agents.

The 13-year-old, whose mom [is possibly married to] Wahhaj, was one of 11 kids [aged 1 to 16] and five adults found living at the squalid, armed compound in Taos County when it was raided on Aug. 3. (from a Sept. 2 NYP report)

New Mexico’s Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe stated in a news release:

“We had learned the occupants were most likely heavily-armed and considered extremists of the Muslim belief.”

Sheriff Hogrefe noted that FBI analysts had told him the suspects are apparently “extremists of the Muslim belief.”

CNN’s original report included the sheriff’s statement. This was later removed from the story, with no editor’s note. (See original CNN article at