Muslim Military Compound In Hancock, NY? Here’s What We Found Out
Are there really Muslim military compounds in New York State that are training potential extremists for guerrilla warfare?
It depends on who you ask.
A caller to WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning recently alerted to two of these so-called 'compounds' - one in Hancock, NY (called Islamberg) and another in Deposit, NY.
''There are two of them in New York State within an hour and a half of us. They have it barred off where the sheriff's can't even get on the land. The sheriffs have tried to go on the land, they have armed guards outside the gates. On the inside, they do actual military training exercises,'' he said, adding that their activity was very well known by those who lived in neighboring communities. Additionally, he referenced a story from FOX News that highlighted this threat in Hancock. Here is the story and video segment of what we believe he was referring to, via 'The O'Reilly Factor':
We were able to locate a guy - he actually works with us - who attended Hancock Central School, roughly two decades ago. Plus, we spoke with Craig DuMond, the undersheriff in Delaware County who said the Muslim community, or compound, has been located in their county for 30 years.
Here's what they told us.
Guy who attended Hancock Central School talks about Islamberg:
Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond on Islamberg: