Has TB Joshua claimed to have predicted the recent Washington shooting?
But that is what is interesting, because a little over a year ago he predicted something very closely matching what happened in Washington on September the 16th. On the 10th of June 2012, TB Joshua predicted a shooting on a military base, by a (possibly mentally ill) military man. Lots of people would be killed before he would get arrested. On July the 20th 2012, SCOAN hastily edited out a few details from this prophecy so that it would (almost) fit a mass shooting in a cinema carried out by a student, the first widely reported shooting in the US since his prophecy.
The shooting on September the 16th was carried out by a military man, it took place on a military base (a US Navy yard), lots of people were killed and there are reports of the man being mentally ill.
In days gone by, SCOAN would have used the same prophecy to claim both events were predicted by TB Joshua, but perhaps due to our scrutiny they realise they can no longer get away with that.
The reason we bother to write about this non-prophecy is that it goes to show just how TB Joshua’s world prophecies work. He regularly predicts vague events (nearly always tragic events), and his video editing team sit around waiting to edit one of these prophecies together to fit something that happens. That’s exactly what happened with the Colorado shooting, and if they’d waited until the Washington shooting they’d have had less editing to do. Have you ever wondered how many of his prophecies quietly get forgotten about because they never come true? The Boko Haram one is an obvious example, but how many more are there lurking in SCOAN’s closets? Probably far more misses than (dubious) “hits”.
TB Joshua didn’t predict the Colorado shooting and he didn’t predict the Washington shooting. He predicted a few things would happen in a country where sadly those things happen regularly anyway.
We hope this helps dispel the myth that TB Joshua is a serious prophet.