Dad who lost wife in Paris-attack sends heart-wrenching message
Antoine Leiris's wife, and the mother of his child, died at the Bataclan theatre terrorist attack in Paris. He sends a powerful message to Isis: "I won't give you the gift of hating you".
(BBC News)

Just the thought that my husband could die and I'd have to continue living my life, raising my beautiful children without their dad, is beyond imagining. I'm anxious just typing this. 

But it really happened for Antoine Leiris, whose wife Helene got shot and killed in Paris in the Bataclan attack claimed by Isis.

Antoine Leiris Helene Bataclan Paris

Antoine posted a beautiful tribute to his wife and defiant message on his Facebook page, which went viral within hours. BBC News asked Antoine to read his letter and they recorded it in Paris. 


Video journalist: Mohamed Madi 

Big salut to Antoine and all the other spouses, parents, children, siblings and friends who lost their loved ones, wherever, whenever. May you be granted peace.

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