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Antoine's Message to ISIS




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I wanted to share this. A young husband and father lost his wife, Helene to the violence in Paris, below is his message to those who killed her.



Antoine's message to ISIS: 'You will not have my hatred'

Friday night, you took an exceptional life — the love of my life, the mother of my son — but you will not have my hatred. I don’t know who you are and I don’t want to know, you are dead souls. If this God, for whom you kill blindly, made us in his image, every bullet in the body of my wife would have been one more wound in his heart.


So, no, I will not grant you the gift of my hatred. You’re asking for it, but responding to hatred with anger is falling victim to the same ignorance that has made you what you are. You want me to be scared, to view my countrymen with mistrust, to sacrifice my liberty for my security. You lost.
I saw her this morning. Finally, after nights and days of waiting. She was just as beautiful as when she left on Friday night, just as beautiful as when I fell hopelessly in love over 12 years ago. Of course I am devastated by this pain, I give you this little victory, but the pain will be short-lived. I know that she will be with us every day and that we will find ourselves again in this paradise of free love to which you have no access.


We are just two, my son and me, but we are stronger than all the armies in the world. I don’t have any more time to devote to you, I have to join Melvil who is waking up from his nap. He is barely 17-months-old. He will eat his meals as usual, and then we are going to play as usual, and for his whole life this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free. Because no, you will not have his hatred either.



Link: Here Please listen to it.

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eowyn
Nov. 19th, 2015 08:23 am (UTC)
That is incredibly moving.
twicet
Nov. 19th, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
Such a strong your man, I hope he can do it.
meathiel
Nov. 19th, 2015 11:47 am (UTC)
This made me cry! :-(
twicet
Nov. 19th, 2015 10:10 pm (UTC)
Likewise, for one so young to have that inner strength is quite amazing.
mamculuna
Nov. 19th, 2015 01:41 pm (UTC)
Such a beautiful, courageous, and wise view of them and of what his and his son's life can be.
twicet
Nov. 19th, 2015 10:11 pm (UTC)
Especially from one so young, I hope he can keep to it, what a beautiful gift for his son.
albertesmor
Nov. 19th, 2015 03:39 pm (UTC)
Moving and a very strong message.
Anger is an energy and not the best.
twicet
Nov. 19th, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC)
Anger is such a negative energy that it only ever ends up hurting is some way. What this young man wants to give to his son is so much better.
britalone
Nov. 19th, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
This made me cry when I saw it last night.
twicet
Nov. 19th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
I was the same, he is a remarkable young man to give his son such a beautiful gift.

Edited at 2015-11-19 10:15 pm (UTC)
lab_jazz
Nov. 20th, 2015 01:35 pm (UTC)
That's so sad
twicet
Nov. 21st, 2015 04:14 am (UTC)
It is. I was in tears listening to it.
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