The fact this guy was a former Marine and FBI agent makes it particularly alarming. This is precisely why we can't close down Gitmo and transfer the vermin to our federal prisons.
Too bad Barry doesn't realize this. Or worse yet... maybe he does.
US Marine and FBI agent turned Muslim extremist who worked for World Trade Center bomber radicalizing dozens of fellow prisoners behind bars
Marcus Dwayne Robertson, also known as Abu Taubah, is a former US Marine who is now a Muslim extremist
He was arrested in 2011 on weapons charges and put behind bars at John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County, Florida
He successfully radicalized 36 prisoners, including a white supremacist, in just his first year behind bars
He was then moved into solitary confinement as officials did not want more prisoners joining sides with Robertson
Robertson was an undercover FBI agent for 15 years yet was also a bodyguard for the man believed to be behind the 1993 WTC bombing
Prosecutors are now hoping to convince a judge to keep Robertson in solitary confinement for years to come
A former US Marine who went on to work undercover for the FBI in Egypt before becoming a Muslim extremist has been radicalizing dozens of his fellow prisoners behind bars.
Marcus Dwayne Robertson, also known as Abu Taubah, is serving time at John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County, Florida on a weapons conviction, with a tax fraud sentencing expected in the near future.
According to prison authorities, the man spends most of his time at the mosque, but the rest of his time seems to be focused on discussing his faith with other inmates.
Those talks seem to work too, as in 2011, Robertson successfully radicalized 36 men, leading to the decision that he be kept in solitary confinement.
Jailed: Marcus Dwayne Robertson (mugshots from 2011 on top and 2012 on bottom), also known as Abu Taubah, is a former US Marine who is now a Muslim extremist in prison on weapons charges
Powerful: Robertson successfully radicalized 36 prisoners, including a white supremacist, in just his first year behind bars
Federal authorities are now working to make that confinement more permanent for the man as a result of the horrific harm his religious principals are teaching other inmates.
'The United States believes that the defendant is still an extremist, just as he was in the early 1990s,' prosecutors say in one filing obtained by Fox News.
This in reference to the fact that he worked as a bodyguard for the sheikh responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
It is not his possible knowledge of bombs and weaponry that seems to have authorities the most concerned, but rather his remarkably powerful gift of persuasion.
'The only differences are that the defendant is now focused on training others to commit violent acts as opposed to committing them himself, and the violent acts are to occur overseas instead of inside the United States,' said prosecutors.
Robertson's lawyers on the other hand feel that he should be released from prison with time served.
'Marcus Robertson has never tried to radicalize anyone,” said Robertson’s attorney Daniel Brodersen.
'He’s tried to practice his religion in prison to the best of his ability.'
As for how he feels about solitary, a police spokesperson said at this point it is the prisoner's preference to be alone in his windowless room where he is shackled to the floor and has a guard watching him at all times.
Robertson served in the marines for six years, and also during this time became a member of Forty Thieves, a robbery gang he was the head of that was comprised of Muslim security guards.
He was arrested in 1991, and as part of his deal with prosecutors served just four years in prison and agreed to go undercover for the FBI.
Dual roles: Robertson was an undercover FBI agent for 15 years yet was also a bodyguard for the man believed to be behind the 1993 WTC bombing
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Around the same time he also worked as the bodyguard for Omar Abdel Rahman, the man whose group is widely believed to have been behind the World Trade Center bombing in 1993.
Robinson would later donate $300,000 in stolen funds he received to various mosques he attended.
He worked for the FBI until 2007, but was thrown out in February 2007 according to someone who claims he attacked his CIA handler.
He then began travelling the world teaching and promoting the most extreme version of Islam, also finding time to legally marry two women and father 15 children in total, from both his legal spouses and other women.
He was living in Orlando when he was arrested on weapons charges in 2011, and soon after the tax fraud conviction when a wiretap revealed that he had instructed a student to file a false return so he could save money to travel overseas for violent terrorist training.
He will be sentenced for that charge by the end of the year.