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Antoine Leiris, wrote a defiant letter to ISIS after the mother of his son, was killed in the Bataclan terror attack.

Antoine lost the love of his life in the terror attacks and writes to the “dead souls” telling them he and his son will eschew hate and anger.

“you will not have my hatred”
Friday night you stole the life of a being of exception, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you won’t have my hatred. I don’t know who you are and I don’t want to know, you’re dead souls. If this God for which you kill indiscriminately made us in his own image, every bullet in the body of my wife will have been a wound in his heart.

So no I don’t make you this gift of hating you. You have it coming yet but respond to hatred by the anger that would be giving in to the same ignorance that made you what you are. You want that I’m afraid, that I look at my fellow citizens with a look suspicious, I sacrifice my freedom for security. Lost. Same player still plays.

I saw her this morning. Finally, after many nights and days of waiting. She was as beautiful as when it is a party this Friday night, as beautiful as when I fell head over heels in love there are more than 12 years. Of course I’m devastated with grief, I admit this small victory, but it will be short-lived. I know she will accompany us every day and that we will find ourselves in this paradise of souls free to which you’ll never have access.

We are two, my son and I, but we are stronger than all the armies of the world. I did not more time to devote yourself, I must join melvil who wakes up from her nap. He has 17 months ago, he’ll eat his taste like all days, then we’ll play like every day and all his life this little boy will make you the affront to be happy and free. Because No, you won’t have his hatred either.”

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  • A very powerful letter indeed. Thanks.

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  • Powerful message & heart wrenching

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  • A positive and powerful letter. I pray healing for this man and his son on the loss of his beloved wife and partner in life. God bless you sir.

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  • what a courageous statement to make. would take a brave man to say those words. condolences.

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  • What a fantastic way to combat these terrorists. I hope this letter gets lots and lots of publicity.

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  • All my love and strength are being sent to these folk and all Parisians.

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  • Lke ba

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  • It gave me goose bumps to read. My thoughts are with him and his son. A

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  • What a brave man. My heart breaks for him and everyone else involved in this tradegy

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  • People will certainly react in different ways, feel different emotions because of these awful acts. Its good this guy can deal with his grief in this manner. Good on him. Good luck to him.

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  • It’s so terrible what happened in Paris. I get so sad if I think about it. :-(

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  • How brave of him! How courageous to have such an outlook after such tragedy. My heart breaks

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