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Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

Moussaoui Repudiation
Posted at 12:03 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 12:03:44-04

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks, now says he's renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State.

Zacarias Moussaoui is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Colorado.

In a handwritten court motion Moussaoui filed with the federal court in Alexandria last month, he wrote that he repudiates Osama bin Laden as a "useful idiot" of the CIA and Saudi Arabia and that he proclaims his opposition to any terrorist action against the U.S.

Moussaoui wants to be able to testify in a civil lawsuit filed by 9/11 families against Saudi Arabia.