Do you believe? Ramzi Yousef claims to have converted from Islam to Christianity. If true, what a slap in the face Islamic terrorists and their desire to spread Islam. If false, it's just more of the Muslim tradition of lying to one's enemy to gain your achieved goal. In this case, what would Yousef's goal be? Better conditions? Better treatment? Sympathy from the infidels?
Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, claims he converted from Islam to Christianity, Scott Pelley reports in a story that brings viewers inside the secretive "Supermax" prison where he is being held. Pelley also reports that some 900 force feedings were performed on other al-Qaeda terrorists who went on repeated hunger strikes to protest conditions at the Colorado top-security federal prison. The 60 MINUTES segment will be broadcast Sunday Oct. 14 (7:30-9:00 PM, ET/7:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more at Drudge)
A.C. at Fore-Left says:
Speculation is high--even the warden doesn't seem to believe it--but strange nonetheless since it would seemingly give the jihadist movement a black eye. Keep hope alive, since if he can be saved anyone can. Lucky for him he probably won't be honor-killed by Reid or Moussaoui since the former superterrorist apparently doesn't venture much out of his cell these days. [snip]
Perhaps he's just changed cloaks. Zacarious Moussaoui, speaking for himself during his trial, opined that it's OK to lie for jihad. Indeed, the evidence seems to back up that claim. It might be prudent to take with a grain some of these statements and stories that occasionally emerge from the Religion of Peace. After all, few seem in a hurry to condemn verses like Qu'ran verse 9 chapter 111 as it relates to blowing up children and old ladies, for example. (more)
Completely unrelated, it's Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday. Texas Fred has a tribute.