Suspect arrested in Taos compound case has ties to ’93 WTC bombing

“He’s the controversial worship leader at a mosque in Brooklyn, New York, which has attracted radical speakers over the years.

While he was never charged for the bombing at the World Trade Center, the elder Wahhaj played a key role in testifying as a character witness for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a notorious “blind sheik,” who was convicted in 1995 for plotting terror attacks in the U.S.

As for his son, Wahhaj pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of child abuse in a Taos courtroom Wednesday.”