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

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Posted at 2:14 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 14:14:59-04

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- 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 Moussaou pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to conspiring to kill citizens of the United States as part of the September 11 attacks

He 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.