The Imam and the Forty Thieves… from Bank Robber to Jihadist

Like a lot of Muslim convert Jihadis, Imam Abu Taubah is one of the most colorful terrorist characters around. Formerly known as Marcus Dwayne Robertson, he was a leader of a Muslim gang of Brooklyn bank robbers known as the Forty Thieves.

Now, via Jihad Watch, there’s more on the Imam of the Forty Thieves.

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.

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.

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.

And here’s a little more background on the Imam and the Forty Thieves.

The “Forty Thieves” robbed more than 10 banks, private homes, and post offices at gun point, and members shot three police officers, attacking one officer after he was shot with an improvised explosive device constructed from PVC.


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    What better new conscripts can the "Religion of Peace" get but from the dregs of society.

  • Domus Canus.

    But this alleged 'leader', Robertson, is just another piece of street scruff trying to find fame of some description by tagging along with the current moslem fad. He's a nobody with a welfare mentality so he draws on the gullible to make donations to the cause instead of drawing a welfare cheque from the taxpayer. When funds are low he resorts to his old job and robs a bank. What's to understand about this dreary little man?

  • John Spielman

    Islam is the perfect "religion"for such unrepentant thieves,rapists,murderers,and pedophiles, because it sanctifies such behaviour as consistent with a faithful muslim's jihad against unbelievers. Islam's prophet Mohammed( who was guilty of all these offenses according to the hadiths) is considered the "perfect man" according to this vile theology of death and darkness so all "good"muslims must follow his perverse example.

  • .

    If all of u guys look into Islam more carefully, u will that ur comments arnt true what so ever.