Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Paris attacker's mother 'proud he only killed himself'

The mother of the youngest of the Paris attackers, who blew himself up outside France's national stadium, has said she is "proud" that her son killed no-one but himself.

A woman identified as Fatima Hadfi called Maghreb TV, a Belgian network popular among the country's Moroccan community.

On air, she said she had no idea her son, Bilal Hadfi, had been radicalised until he called her from Syria - instead of Morocco, where he had told her he was going on holiday.

She said Islamic extremists took advantage of the 20-year-old after he grew disaffected by discrimination in Belgium.

After the November 13 attacks, which left 130 dead and hundreds injured, she said she had visited the site near the Stade de France where her son detonated a suicide vest.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph