TAOS, N.M. | Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

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TAOS, N.M. | Father recalls compound suspect as high-strung, not radical

TAOS, N.M. — At a remote New Mexico outpost, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and others who came to the area with him last year were by local authorities’ accounts “extremist of the Muslim belief” who trained youth to use fire arms and carry out future school shootings.

Yet for the 40-year-old’s father, a Muslim cleric who leads a well-known New York City mosque, the son he knew before losing touch with him in the past year was not “radical.” He may have been “high-strung,” but the father never believed his son was extreme enough to kill anyone.

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