Jun. 14, 2016 9:36pm Tré Goins-Phillips
Controversial Imam Abu Taubah, whose real name is Marcus Robertson, believes “some journalists need to be beheaded,” a bold statement he insisted was said “facetiously.”
Speaking Tuesday with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren about the deadly Orlando terrorist attack, which he condemned, Taubah suggested the fact that radical Islamists behead American reporters, like James Foley, is not the U.S.’s business.
“I believe some journalists need to be beheaded,” he said, “but I wouldn’t have done that.”
“Don’t we have our own problems here?” he asked. “Is it our business?”
He told Van Susteren he does not believe the U.S. should do anything about the fact that radicals in the Middle East are beheading people, to include Americans.
During the same interview, the imam refused to condemn stoning of women who engage in adultery.
“I do not condemn that,” he told the Fox host confidently. “Do you condemn someone getting the electric chair for whatever crime they get the electric chair for?”
“So you think adultery for a woman is a death penalty offense?” Van Susteren pressed.
Taubah said the rule does not just apply to women and asked the Fox reporter why she was singling out women: “Why you wanna specify a woman?”
“Because I see the women stoned to death and I don’t see the men,” Van Susteren shot back. “Are they stoning the men to death? Are they?”
The Muslim leader said he wasn’t sure if men were being stoned, adding that Van Susteren’s line of questioning was “unfair.”
At that, the Fox anchor pointed out the fact that men can have multiple wives and asked Taubah if women could have more than one husband. In response, the imam simply said, “Of course not,” noting that it would be “unnatural” for a female to have several spouses.