This Mosque has now produced two terrorists that the public knows of…do you think something needs to be done about that now?
Congregants gathered as usual at the Fort Pierce Islamic Center for prayers on Sunday, the day after one of their members murdered 49 people and injured more than 50 more at a gay club in Orlando.
Omar Mateen, 29, is the second extremist to be tied to the small Florida mosque, which has about 200 regular attendees.
In 2014, Moner-Muhammad Abu Salha carried out a suicide bombing in Syria and is believed to be one of the first Americans to commit such an act overseas. Before joining the jihad, Salha lived in Vero Beach and attended the same Fort Pierce mosque as Mateen.
On Saturday, Mateen followed in Salha’s footsteps, killing 49 people partying at Orlando gay club Pulse, before he was shot dead by a SWAT team.
Fort Pierce Imam Syed Shafeeq Rahman refused to call either Salha or Mateen ‘members’ of the mosque, saying they only worshiped there.
Rahman says his mosque is not a radicalized one, and that he has spoken out against extremist groups like ISIS in the 11 years he has led the congregation.
This is a coincidence. There is no teaching given about extremism in this mosque. There is nothing coming in the sermon on the speeches.
Read more: Daily Mail