Why the mother of a man killed in the Manchester attack is saying, "Dear Terrorist, I Forgive You"
By Barfi Culture Team
16th January 2018

Figen Murray is the mother of Martyn Hett, 29, a PR worker who was killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attacks in May 2017.

22 people were killed and 120 injured at the when Salman Abedi, 22, carried out a suicide bomb attack at the Ariane Grande concert.

What would she say to Salman Abedi now if he were alive?

Connect Futures, which does research and training into preventing extremism and exploitation, asked her.

Figen told them why she rejects being labelled a victim, being trolled on the internet after she publicly forgave the attacker and her response to those who questioned why she was not grieving enough.

She hopes that by coming together and sharing solutions we have less to fear when tackling extremism and wants to remember her son as an "ambassador for positivity."

This is a beautiful video.

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