How did an imam come to misunderstand the supposedly peaceful religion that he had dedicated his life to studying and teaching, so as to get the amazing notion that it had something to do with the murder of unbelievers? Why does no one in the mainstream media think it anything other than "Islamophobic" even to ask such a question? Are there other imams of this kind in the U.S.? Does anyone in authority know or care?
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — On Monday night, WFTV learned more about what federal agents say a central Florida Imam and another local man, who are facing charges in an FBI anti-terrorism investigation, were planning.
WFTV's Kathi Belich obtained new documents in the top secret case, which show they might have been plotting with others to kill high-ranking Americans in the military overseas.
New court documents show a central Florida Imam is suspected of being involved in a travel network to send people overseas to commit violent jihad or holy war.
WFTV first reported about the arrest of Imam Abu Taubah last year on a weapons charge just days before the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
He's a former prayer leader of the Masjid Al-Ihsaan mosque in East Orange County. Federal agents said the Imam is really convicted felon Marcus Dwayne Robertson.
New documents allege Robertson was training Jonathan Paul Jimenez, who had moved to central Florida from New York, in skills necessary to "participate in violent jihad overseas," skills like martial arts, firearms and knife training.
Federal prosecutors said in June 2011, Jimenez, with the help of Robertson and others, was making plans to travel overseas.
According to documents, during a recorded call, Jimenez told a confidential government source that Robertson told him "it was permissible or obligatory to kill members of the armed forces, specifically generals" and that Robertson showed him what a general's stars look like.
Jimenez also was recorded saying Robertson told him suicide bombings were "permissible," according to documents....
Of course: Qur'an 9:111 promises Paradise to those who "kill and are killed" for Allah.