Roy Moore’s long-held beliefs on the causes of 9/11 echo Osama bin Laden and the teachings of al Qaeda.
Ex-chief justice of Alabama and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said as far back as 2003 and as recently as February that the 9/11 terror attacks were the result of America turning from God.
CNN unearthed Moore’s references to Scripture – and its supposed predictions of attacks like the ones that unfolded on 9/11 – from both 2003 and 2017.
From CNN‘s Andrew Kaczynski and Nathan McDermott:
Moore, the former chief justice of Alabama, quotes verses from the Old Testament’s Book of Isaiah, which have been used by some fringe elements of Christianity to suggest that the Bible prophesied the attacks.
“Because you have despised His word and trust in perverseness and oppression, and say thereon … therefore this iniquity will be to you as a breach ready to fall, swell out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instance,'” Moore said, quoting Isaiah 30:12-13. Then he added: “Sounds a little bit like the Pentagon, whose breaking came suddenly at an instance, doesn’t it?”
Moore, continued, “If you think that’s coincidence, if you go to verse 25, ‘there should be up on every high mountain and upon every hill rivers and streams of water in the day of the great slaughter when the towers will fall.’ You know, we’ve suffered a lot in this country, maybe, just maybe, because we’ve distanced ourselves from the one that has it within his hands to heal this land.”
Osama bin Laden, the architect of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 Americans, made similar arguments.
Here’s bin Laden in April 2004:
We pledge to God that we will punish America for him, God willing.
And in October 2001, a month after the attacks, bin Laden said God hit America “in one of its softest spots“:
I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammed is his messenger. There is America, hit by God in one of its softest spots. Its greatest buildings were destroyed, thank God for that.
A later al Qaeda document – called “Terror Franchise” and discovered in bin Laden’s compound after the raid that killed him – specifically references America’s immorality in justifying violence against Americans:
While [Americans and Europeans] are the ones who vote in favor of human alien satanic practices such as homosexual marriages and infant butchery in the wombs of their selfish heartless prostitute mothers.
Meanwhile President George W. Bush, five days after 9/11, talked about “millions of Americans” mourning and praying, “ask[ing] for God’s good graces,” and expressed confidence that “[o]n this day of faith, I’ve never had more faith in America.”
Today, millions of Americans mourned and prayed, and tomorrow we go back to work. Today, people from all walks of life gave thanks for the heroes; they mourn the dead; they ask for God’s good graces on the families who mourn, and tomorrow the good people of America go back to their shops, their fields, American factories, and go back to work.
…As I said yesterday, people have declared war on America, and they have made a terrible mistake, because this is a fabulous country. Our economy will come back. We’ll still be the best farmers and ranchers in the world. We’re still the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world. On this day of faith, I’ve never had more faith in America than I have right now.
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