A confessed co-conspirator of the 9/11 attacks went on a hunger strike to protest the so-called religious “torture” he was receiving at the hands of the FBI.
Zacarias Moussaoui, who is currently serving six life sentences for his role in the 2001 terrorist attacks, wrote three letters to federal magistrate judge Michael Hegarty announcing his hunger strike, which he said commenced on June 22, reported the Denver Post.
Moussaoui began the strike after the clock in his prison cell block was taken away. Without the clock, Moussaoui, a devout Muslim, is not able to pray the required five times each day, which he asserted is tantamount to torture. (RELATED: Why Bin Laden Picked The September 11 Date)
He also claimed that the FBI was targeting him by capping his commissary spending to only $10 and thereby blocking him from purchasing a watch or adequate winter clothing, according to the Denver Post.
The handwritten letters, which all lead with “In the name of Allah,” further claimed a conspiracy by the FBI, CIA, Department of Justice and U.S. Bureau of Prisons to hide both U.S. and Saudi Arabian ties with the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He reportedly did not go into further detail about the conspiracy in the letters, which were filed in aU.S. court on Thursday.
Moussaoui is housed at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Colorado. In 2005, he confessed his involvement in helping to orchestrate the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Prior to the attacks, where four airplanes were hijacked, Moussaoui had been taking flight lessons and during his confession, he noted a fifth plane was meant to fly into the White House.
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