Skip to comments.Jailed '93 WTC bomber claims he's now a Christian (new updates)
Posted on 10/12/2007 8:58:15 AM PDT by xjcsa
WASHINGTON - Muslim terrorist Ramzi Yousef once bombed the World Trade Center for Allah, but now he purports to have found Jesus and converted to Christianity, according to new reports.
The Daily News recently learned that Yousef has shaved his beard, stopped reading the Muslim holy book, the Koran, and now eats pork, which is forbidden in Islam.
Yousef, the nephew of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, was convicted and is serving a life term for detonating a truck bomb under the twin towers in 1993 and plotting to blow up U.S.-bound airliners over the Pacific.
But since his capture in 1995, the Muslim extremist has given up his religion, CBS' "60 Minutes" will report on Sunday.
The revelation came when the TV news show was allowed unprecedented access to the Supermax federal prison in Florence, Colo., which houses hardened terrorists such as Yousef, Al Qaeda hijacking plotter Zacarias Moussaoui, shoe bomber Richard Reid and "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski.
Told of the alleged religious conversion, former New York federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy wondered, "Does Christianity get a vote" on whether to accept him?
McCarthy, who put Yousef on the stand as a witness in the terrorism prosecution of the "Blind Sheik," Omar Abdel-Rahman, said the Pakistani thug has lived a "bad life of barbarity."
"It could be sincere. On the other hand, the Prophet Muhammed said war is deceit," he said.
Robert Hood, who served as warden from 2002 to 2005, told CBS that Yousef has a "Charlie Manson look," referring to the cult leader. If Yousef is playing Christian convert, "He's playing a game with someone."
"60 Minutes" also interviewed corrections officer Barbara Batulis, who said that when news of the 9/11 attacks spread among the terrorist prisoners, "We had a lot of them jump up and down,...scream and yell and clap and they were very excited."
The wardens also have administered 900 force-feedings on other Al Qaeda terrorists who went on repeated hunger strikes.
That said, even if true this obviously doesn't change the fact that he needs to spend the rest of his life in that prison (since the death penalty wasn't available).
Converted to Christianity...well, then he should be a more positive
influence in his prison environment.
LOL! Praise the Lord and pass the popcorn!
Oh, and put him in even more secure custody. - Muzzies are not allowed to leave the farm, under pain of death!
If he really found the way to the Lord, God will have mercy on his soul. But in this world he’ll rot in his cell.
One of their first rules...Lying is acceptable to Allah!!
No, Andy, we do not, nor should we. If he accepts Christ as his personal Savior that's all the vote he needs. If he doesn't, then God will deal with that at a later date.
Nope. It's God's job to sort this out.
Oh I'm well aware of that. I'm not sure what he would hope to accomplish in this case though, and I'm not aware of other Muslims going as far as eating pork as part of their taqiyya. I'm not sure what to think here, but I'm keeping an open mind.
I’m just not sure why he would lie about this. His fellow, ur past, Muslims would want to see him dead, then.
I agree. I hope this story is true, but color me a skeptic. I've heard, just recently, of muslims pretending to convert. Lets pray that he has seriously decided to turn his life over to Christ.
If his conversion is true then he’s extremely blessed to be able to glorify the LORD in HIS mercy rather than glorifying HIS wrath. Sounds like he made a wise direction change in the path he’s walking to eternity.
Now if (as the hard left would love) his sentence was ever commuted to time served and he was released, the death penalty awaits him by the hand of the nearest faithful follower of Mohammed (fleas be upon him).
Fortunately those are offered to all of us.
I hope for his soul he is sincere.
Whether someone has really accepted the Lord can be seen by his fruits (deeds). Muslims who convert to Christianity and live a Christian live are Christians. Think about Walid Shoebat. He was an islamic terrorist, but now he is an anti-terrorist Christian.
My wife is of Iranian birth, and was born nominally Muslim. But since 30 years she is an Evangelical Christian (although matter of factly she never was a practicing muslim but highly secular before embracing Jesus Christ).
To be broadcast from the highest minaret. I can’t wait to hear the reaction from them when they hear one of their heroes hsa left the reservation.
While he could have converted...sitting in basically solitary confinement for 23+ hours a day for the rest of your life could cause anyone to crack. He probably realized he wasn’t getting his 72 virgins if died rotting in prison.
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