A judge in New Mexico that granted bail to five “extremists” arrested at a “filthy” compound accused prosecutors of “anti-Muslim discrimination” in their handling of the case Thursday; adding the defendants had their “faith taken into account” while being detained.
According to the Daily Caller, Judge Sarah Backus fired-back at the prosecution after she was slammed for issuing bail to three women and two men arrested for training children to conduct school shootings across the region.
“The defendants, Siraj Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Jany Leveille, Subhannah Wahhaj, and Lucas Morten, are accused of training children to conduct school shootings. All were granted release on a $20,000 ‘signature bond’ by Judge Sarah Backus on Monday, allowing them to avoid paying any money unless they violate their release terms,” writes the DC.
“The defendants are apparently of the Muslim faith,” read the order. “The Court was asked by the State to make a finding of dangerousness and a finding of no conditions of release could ensure the safety of the community. The State apparently expected the court to take the individuals’ faith into account in making such a determination. The Court has never been asked to take any other person’s faith into account in making a determination of dangerousness. The Court is not aware of any law that allows the Court to take a person’s faith into consideration in making a dangerousness determination,” writes Backus.
Read the full report here.