For those who might have missed it, on Tuesday evening Greta Van Susteren interviewed the controversial imam alleged to have instructed terrorist Omar Mateen via his online madrassa.
Law enforcement states that Mateen was a student of radical imam, Marcus Dwayne Robertson, who is known to his followers as Abu Taubah.
Robertson has a history of criminal and terror activity. Fox News reported extensively on the former U.S. Marine and convict-turned imam "who served as a bodyguard to the Blind Sheik involved in the 1993 World Trade Center Attack." Robertson also led a gang of New York bank robbers dubbed "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" before setting up an Islamic seminary in Orlando, Florida:
The school, recently renamed the Timbuktu Seminary, is operated by Robertson, a 47-year-old firebrand known to his thousands of followers as Abu Taubah.
Robertson, who recently spent four years in prison in Florida on illegal weapons and tax fraud charges before being released by a Florida judge one year ago, has openly and enthusiastically preached against homosexuality. The targets of Mateen’s bloody rampage were members of the gay community of Orlando, 120 miles from the 29-year-old’s home in Fort Pierce.
Prosecutors said wiretaps from 2011 proved Robertson instructed one of his students, Jonathan Paul Jimenez, to file false tax returns to obtain a tax refund to pay for travel to Mauritania for terror training.
“It is no coincidence that this happened in Orlando,” said a law enforcement source familiar with Robertson’s history of recruiting terrorists and inciting violence. “Mateen was enrolled in [Robertson’s online] Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary.”
During the interview, which in any other case would be rightfully billed by the MSM as a "bombshell" (that is if Robertson were a Christian pastor), Robertson spoke brazenly about his radical views.
He told Van Susteren that some journalist do "deserve to be beheaded." Without humor, Robertson then added he was being "facetious." The imam blamed Mateen's terror attack on his homosexuality rather than on Islam. Robertson also defended the Sharia Law dictate that calls for adulterers to be executed. For good measure, Robertson said that Hillary Clinton should not be president because she is "a female" and that females should not hold the highest office in the land expressly because of their gender.
Needless to say, if any Christian pastor had uttered remarks even half as abominable, he would be shamed relentlessly by the MSM before being hung in the public square by the usual lynch mob of progressive warriors.
It is disturbing enough that this ex-con, radical peddling filth is allowed to incite violence, defend the stoning of women, condone the beheading of American journalists, and instruct adherents on how to engage in terror activities -- but it really takes the cake that progressives are all too happy to turn a blind eye to it.
With the Left on full damage control mode following the Orlando terror attack that claimed the lives of 50 innocent Americans, this interview needs to be disseminated as widely as possible -- because we know full well the MSM won't do it.
* Photo source: Bill Warner, FL-based private investigator.