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French mom on trial for sending son `Jihad` to school wearing `I am a bomb` T-shirt

Last Updated: Friday, March 8, 2013 - 17:46

New York: A French mother, who had sent her toddler named "Jihad" to nursery school wearing a T-shirt with "controversial writing", has been sent on trial.
Bouchra Bagour sent her 3-year-old son to school wearing a T-shirt that said "I am a bomb" on the front and read "Jihad, born on 11 September" on the back.

The T-shirt was a gift from Bagour`s 29-year-old brother, Zeyad Bagour.

Jihad`s teacher spotted the ``controversial writing`` in class last September, following which she alerted the police, who later charged Bagour, 35, with "glorifying crime".

At Bagour`s trial in Avignon, France, she insisted that the shirt wasn`t meant to provoke or defend terrorism, and thought the shirt would "make people laugh.

Her brother and co-defendent also denied the charges.

Lawyer Claude Avril said the most scandalous thing is that the mother and her brother have used and manipulated a 3-year-old child to voluntarily convey the words of a terrorist.

Prosecutors are likely to fine Bouchra and her brother 1,300 dollars and 3,900 dollars respectively. The trial will be decided on April10.


First Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 - 17:46
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