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Watch George Zimmerman Say Trayvon Martin Shooting Was 'God's Plan': VIDEO


George Zimmerman sat down with Fox News' Sean Hannity for his first interview since allegedly shooting and killing  17-year old Trayvon Martin.

It's a long interview, and I've included it in its entirety AFTER THE JUMP, but here are a few highlights: Zimmerman insists that, contrary to what some people think, he is not a racist — "I'm not a racist and I'm not a murderer," he said; the 28-year old also claims Martin said "you're going to die tonight" before reaching for Zimmerman's gun; and Zimmerman also tells Hannity he doesn't regret the sequence of events that fateful night, including taking his gun with him.

"I feel that it was all God's plan, and for me to second guess it or judge it…" he then trailed off.

Responding to Zimmerman's comments about God, Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin, remarked, "We must worship a different God. There is no way that my God wanted George Zimmerman to murder my teenage son."

Watch a snippet of Zimmerman's 'God's plan' remark as well as the entire interview AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. from someone who has already perjured himself to the judge + sat there and listened as his wife perjured herself to the judge + whose own cousin listed as witness #9 has testified to years of molestation going back to her teens from zimmerman


    Posted by: say what | Jul 19, 2012 10:30:43 AM

  2. He made a mistake by going on Sean Hannity. He should keep his mouth shut if he knows what's good fro him. He should only speak in a court room with his lawyer by his side.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 19, 2012 10:33:56 AM

  3. Sheesh. It would have been a helluva lot smarter to say "fate" or "bad luck" or some such thing. Dragging God into it...not wise.

    Posted by: don | Jul 19, 2012 10:35:23 AM

  4. Did he get $ from Hannity's producers and FOX to go on the show? This might explain it. Maybe his lawyers encouraged him to get the $, with they of course getting their big cut.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 19, 2012 10:36:04 AM

  5. This is why so many criminal lawyers tell their clients not to take the stand at trial. They tend to be their own worst enemies.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 19, 2012 10:42:58 AM

  6. He killed a 15 year old boy. Robbed him of his life. And that was God's plan?

    Posted by: yonkersconquers | Jul 19, 2012 10:44:36 AM

  7. maybe it's God's plan to send him to hell

    Posted by: oh | Jul 19, 2012 10:45:13 AM

  8. Hannity is a hack, and the fact that this nonsense was the lead in all the morning news shows really says something about how far they've fallen.

    Posted by: Butch | Jul 19, 2012 10:47:23 AM

  9. @Butch, Agreed. Hannity is like a slimy used car salesman. Actually, it's an insult to used car salesmen to compare them to Hannity. The dude is the bottom of the barrel. And it goes to show you how our main media in America is really controlled by a tiny cabal of big corporations with superficial competition but mostly in bed with each other.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 19, 2012 10:51:25 AM

  10. Disgusting. May justice be served swiftly in his case.

    RIP Trayvon

    Posted by: Scott | Jul 19, 2012 10:52:14 AM

  11. "He killed a 15 year old boy. Robbed him of his life. And that was God's plan?"

    It is pretty clear from eye-witness reports at this point that that "15-year-old boy" attacked Zimmerman physically and that Zimmerman's action was in self-defense.

    So if justice is done, he will be acquitted.

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 19, 2012 10:54:49 AM

  12. Wow, this God they all are so familiar with sure is busy.

    He (god) is a bit like UFO's ......making his/their presence felt only in the USA.

    Now why is that ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 19, 2012 11:00:00 AM

  13. I've watched Sean Hannity;
    He is stomach-churningly slimy and impenetrably stupid.
    But he has his own little selfish agenda.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 19, 2012 11:04:03 AM

  14. Zimmerman is a grown man who pursued a teenager, even after being instructed not to do so by a 911 dispatcher. Call me crazy, but my parents taught me to be suspicious of strangers. If I were a 15 year old and some random adult tried to approach me on the street, in the dark, I'd probably freak out, too. What did Zimmerman plan to do? Was he going to nicely ask him what he was up to? Were they going to have a civil, friendly chat?

    You can make excuses for him all day, Rick, but Zimmerman had no reason to confront the kid and he certainly didn't have a reason to shoot and kill him. If I approach someone in the street and they feel threatened enough to hit me, that still does not give me the right to take their life. Or maybe I'm just taking crazy pills and it's cool to go around murdering everyone who we feel is acting shady.

    If he felt that Martin was doing something suspicious then he should have let law enforcement handle it.

    Posted by: Ryan | Jul 19, 2012 11:07:47 AM

  15. No Rick, it is not clear. If it was clear, we wouldn't be having this drama in the first place. *smacks forehead*

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 19, 2012 11:11:30 AM

  16. "So if justice is done, he will be acquitted."

    Didn't you serve on the jury that acquitted Emmet Till's murderers? You know, back in 1955 in Mississippi? Haven't changed in all these years, have ya'?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 19, 2012 11:13:06 AM

  17. Zimmerman was told by the police not to follow Martin. The case hangs on this fact which was recorded.

    If Zimmerman had done what the police told him to do, this would not have happened. After He continued to follow Martin and with a gun which he fired, this became a vigilante action.

    But, by invoking 'God's plan', Zimmerman's lawyers can say that their client is insane.

    And if someone drew a gun on me, I'd try to knock the SOB down too and probably try to do a lot worse.

    Zimmerman needs to keep his mouth shut.

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Jul 19, 2012 11:13:07 AM

  18. @Ryan Nice try, but following people who are in a neighborhood at night and who are unfamiliar to the residents of the neighborhood is standard procedure for virtually all Community Watch organizations.

    Merely being followed by someone is not a justification for attacking them physically.

    I mean, let's be honest here--people who are siding with Martin are doing so out of twisted political motives, not because the facts warrant it. If Martin had shot Zimmerman, instead, the same people would still be taking Martin's side.

    And you should really be careful about doing that as a gay man--as the story yesterday from Louisville demonstrates, your own kneejerk tendencies can backfire on you when black homophobes attack gay people who are not black and are innocent victims.

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 19, 2012 11:18:12 AM

  19. Ryan is completely right. Zimmerman not only pursued a harmless teenager after being told not to by the dispatcher, he did so carrying a loaded gun.

    This tragic story is just another in an endless stream of examples of what is wrong with our gun-crazy nation. Why in the world does this George Zimmerman need to carry a gun? If he hadn't been carrying a gun, Trayvon would still be alive.

    I watched the video of Zimmerman re-enacting the event the following day with the police, and I did not believe a word he said. I hope he spends many years in jail for the murder he committed. THAT would be god's plan, if there were a god.

    Posted by: Robert | Jul 19, 2012 11:20:27 AM

  20. We're quite familiar with your twisted political motives "Rick." Go back to Free Republic where you belong.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 19, 2012 11:21:38 AM

  21. This just shows how anyone can and will use "God" to excuse whatever actions they wish to excuse.

    It's a disgusting display without any remorse or even questioning one's actions.

    Posted by: Elias Barton | Jul 19, 2012 11:26:30 AM

  22. Rick, if only your comments corresponded to any facts. Zimmerman is not involved in any "Community Watch" organization, he was told by police to cease his actions, but instead he stalked and innocent citizen who had every right to be where he was. His actions, even on the most superficial observation, constitute profiling and stalking. Martin had every reason to believe that he was in danger. Imagine you are 17, and some weird middle-aged perv is staring at you, and begins following you. Your defense of Zimmerman is pitiful.

    Posted by: Jeff Kurtti | Jul 19, 2012 11:26:48 AM

  23. Why believe this guy? He's coached on Fox with Hannity that proves he is at best a slimeball.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Jul 19, 2012 11:29:53 AM

  24. "Didn't you serve on the jury that acquitted Emmet Till's murderers?"

    No, were you part of the racist jury that acquitted OJ?

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 19, 2012 11:30:01 AM

  25. He did not "allegedly" shoot and kill. That fact is not in question. He DID shoot and kill Martin.

    The only place where "allegedly" could be used is in relation to being a murderer (which is the question before the legal system.)

    Posted by: unruly | Jul 19, 2012 11:38:13 AM

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