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Mother of French terror victim seeks to open minds

By: Ben BARNIER | Gallagher FENWICK | Julien SAUVAGET
1 min

Latifa Ibn Ziaten is the mother of one of the seven people killed by Mohamed Merah, the "Toulouse gunman", in 2011. After the tragedy, this grieving mother created an NGO named after her son, Imad. She has since been travelling across France, delivering a message of peace.

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But three months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, she decided to go further and take a group of 17 French teenagers from the Paris suburbs to Israel and the Palestinian territories. Her aim is to let them discover the birthplace of the three monotheistic religions - Islam, Judaism and Christianity - exchange their points of view and do away with pre-conceived notions about each other's faith.

Our reporters followed Latifa Ibn Ziaten and her group of French youngsters on this highly symbolic trip.

 

Programme prepared by Yong Chim and Lina Fahoum

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