Omar Mateen was enrolled in the online “Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary” which was recently renamed the Timbuktu Seminary, run by Abu Taubah.
According to Breitbart Taubah was released from prison last year for weapons and tax fraud charges despite “warnings from prosecutors that he would recruit people to carry out violent acts”.
His scheme involved illegally obtaining a tax refund to pay for the costs of sending a student of his overseas for terrorist training.
“He was considered so dangerous that he was kept shackled with his own security detail away from other inmates,” Daily Mail wrote. “Whenever he was transported to court, authorities had a seven-car caravan of armed federal marshals escort him. He was eventually moved to solitary confinement after prison officials discovered that he was trying to radicalize his fellow inmates.”
Counter Jihad describes his Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary and it contains very radical subject matter.
The site includes several examples,
In the first video, Robertson invokes the Quranic story of Lut (Lot), and Allah’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, before telling his audience (which consists of adult men and young boys) that the Muslim community has been “too weak and not ready” to address the issue of homosexuality “in a proper manner”. (Part 1, 8:16) Robertson criticizes the Muslim community for being “afraid” to deal with the issue, for fear of upsetting the American majority.
Robertson goes on to criticize American Muslims for providing their children with clothing and toys which he describes using the slur “f**got.” In particular, he denounces Nickelodeon cartoon character Spongebob Square Pants as “gay,” warning that it was “put into this society” to promote homosexuality. At one point Robertson puts the question to the audience: “Are you raising Muslims? Or are you raising f**gots?” (Part 2, 2:21)
Robertson also accuses public schools of promoting homosexuality, and urges parents to send children to Islamic schools, and for the community to create new Islamic schools.