Zacarias Moussaoui, a French citizen who pleaded guilty for his role in the September 11 attacks, recently revealed that he has renounced terrorism, al-Qaeda and Daesh.
“I denounce, repudiate Usama bin Laden as a useful idiot of the CIA/Saudi. I also proclaim unequivocally my opposition to any terrorist action, attack, propaganda against the US,” Moussaoui wrote in a handwritten court motion filed with a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, last month, the Associated Press reported.
Moussaoui is currently serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Colorado. Although he was a member of al-Qaeda, there isn’t concrete evidence that he was going to participate in the 9/11 hijackings. He is sometimes referred to as the missing 20th hijacker, as federal prosecutors believe he was the replacement for one of the terrorists who was unable to participate in the operation. In the end, 19 hijackers carried out the 9/11 attacks.
Prosecutors also believe that Moussaoui could have prevented the attacks if he hadn’t lied to the FBI about al-Qaeda and its plans to attack the US after he was arrested in August 2001.
Moussaoui’s petition states that he wants US President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani or Alan Dershowitz, who was part of the defense team in the impeachment trial against Trump, to represent him so he can testify in a civil trial filed by families of September 11 victims.
He has also written many letters, in which he refers to himself as…