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Mum On Trial For Dressing Her Son In 9/11 T-Shirt

14/08/2014 16:47 | Updated 22 May 2015
Mum denies she dressed her son in September 11 shirt to defend terrorism

A woman has gone on trial in Avignon in southern France for sending her three-year-old son to nursery in a T-shirt emblazoned with 'I am a bomb' and 'Born on 11 September' slogans.

A teacher reported Bouchra Bagour, 35, to the police, and she was charged with 'glorifying crime'.

The mum denies defending terrorism, as does her brother, who bought the T-shirt for the little boy, whose name is Jihad.

Ms Bagour told the court that she had dressed her son in the top 'without stopping to think about it' and insisted that it was not meant to be provocative.

Her brother Zeyad Bagour said he was not trying to defend any cause by purchasing the T-shirt, and had simply wanted to highlight the day of his nephew's birth, not the year.

The court was told the defendants had shown no regret over their actions, with one prosecutor asking 'who can claim that this is not an direct and scandalous allusion to terrorism?'

The prosecution has recommended that Ms Bangour is fined 1,000 euros and her brother 3,000.

The BBC reports that the trial has been adjourned until April.

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