In an interview that aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “On the Record,” fundamentalist Muslim Imam Abu Taubah denied reports that Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen attended his online seminary while refusing to condemn the stoning of women for adultery and saying that some journalists should be beheaded. However, later in the segment, Taubah backpedaled on that remark.
Taubah flatly denied that Mateen was a student of his or of his school, saying that the online seminary doesn’t have the face to face classes. He denied ever having met Mateen.
Marcus Dwayne Robertson, one of Taubah aliases, worked as a bodyguard for Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheik.”
Abdel-Rahman was convicted of seditious conspiracy in plotting Islamic terror bombings on several high impact targets and was sentenced to life in prison. As Van Susteren points out Robertson has been a gang leader and bank robber who was released from prison just last year.
When asked if he disavowed Mateen being a devout Muslim, Robertson replied, “I disavow the concept of anyone taking the law into their own hand … no one can justify that with Islam.”
He also refused to condemn stoning women for adultery in the second segment of the interview. He referenced the Quran and the Sunnah, saying, “We stone the person who is an adulterer.”
Host Greta Van Susteren asked about Mateen’s association with American suicide bomber Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who is believed to be the first American to carry out a suicide bombing in Syria.
Taubah responded, “I personally don’t believe that all those guys are suicide bombings.”
Mateen also attended the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce which with Imam Shafiq Rahman according to Fox News was the same mosque that Abu-Salha attended.
Taubah also voiced opposition to both GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Party presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.
He told Van Susteren, “As a Muslim I object to Hillary Clinton. I don’t believe women should be the president of a nation.”
He went on to reference his prophet, saying, “He taught us that whenever a woman is in charge is gonna be problems. What if she’s on her menses and it’s time to go to war, she gonna press the button cause she’s angry?”
“I like Bernie [Sanders],” said Robertson.
In the Fox News report on the Orlando attacker and his connection to the Imam, it is noted that the Robertson’s school was recently renamed to Timbuktu Seminary.
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“I believe some journalists need to be beheaded. But I wouldn’t have done that,” said Robertson in response to Van Susteren’s question about journalist James Foley who was beheaded by Islamic terror group ISIS. Robertson then backpedaled the statement claiming, “I only say that facetiously.”
Van Susteren then asked if we should stop ISIS.
Robertson responded, “No. Why would, why?”
Van Susteren responded, “Because they’re beheading Americans.”
Robertson suggested that it’s none of America’s “business.”
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