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A Jihad for Love

Mohamed El Bachiri


ISBN 9781786698001


A heartbreaking plea for tolerance and compassion from Mohamed El-Bachiri, who lost his wife Loubna in the Brussels attack of March 2016. Mohamed El-Bachiri is a Muslim. He lost his wife Loubna in the Brussels bombing of March 2016 – a young woman murdered by a fanatical jihadist. Mohamed was left to bring up their three sons on his own.

Instead of hating or collapsing into grief, he put together a short book of reflections on love, loss and the ways in which we can live together despite differences of religion and ideology.

It is a plea for tolerance and compassion, a rejection of fanaticism, and it is a heartbreaking book. Mohamed El-Bachiri shows how an argument for treating each other with kindness and respect can survive even the most brutal atrocity.

For him, Islam should be a struggle for love, and the struggle for love should involve us all.

The Author

Mohamed El BachiriMohamed El-Bachiri is a former metro driver from Brussels. His wife Loubna was killed in the Brussels bombing of March 2016, leaving behind three young children. A Jihad for Love topped the Dutch bestseller list a week after publication in March 2017.

 


 

 

 

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