The tale of a New Mexico doomsday cult whose founders were charged with running a terrorist training camp for children started as a Brooklyn love story.
Jany Leveille, 35, an undocumented Haitian woman accused by the FBI of leading the group, was once a devout Muslim woman aching to start a family.
Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, the son of a prominent imam at Masjid-at-Taqwa in Bedford-Stuyvesant, appeared to be the answer to her prayers.
But what began full of promise evolved. They went from a loving couple with children to a polygamist relationship filled with what relatives say was jealousy, mental illness and child neglect and ended in an armed raid by state and federal authorities.