French Mother on Trial for “I am a Bomb” T-Shirt

French Mother "I am a bomb"

 If there’s one person who shouldn’t be walking around declaring “I am a bomb”, it’s a boy named Jihad.

A French mother, Bouchra Bagour, has gone on trial today in Avignon for sending her 3 year old son to nursery school wearing a T-shirt reading “I am a bomb” on the front and “Jihad, born on 11 September” on the back.

Bagour, 35, told the court she admitted the move was “tactless” but insisted it was not meant as a provocation. Apparently she simply wanted to make note of her son’s birthday on September 11 and did not intend to reference the 9/11 attacks. Right… then where does the bomb part come in?

Bagour’s brother, Zeyad Bagour, who is also facing charges for having bought Jihad the T-shirt, told the court he had never sought to defend any cause by buying the T-shirt.

Prosecutors at the criminal court in Avignon demanded a €1,000 fine be imposed against Bouchra Bagour and a €3,000 penalty against her brother Zeyad for the offence of “glorifying a crime”.

While Jihad is not an uncommon name in the Muslim world, I can tell you one thing – you wouldn’t get away with this kind of crap in Iceland.

Via: BBC News

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