French Woman Goes to Court for Sending Child to School with "I Am A Bomb" Shirt

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A French woman who sent her son to school wearing a shirt that said “I am a bomb” went to court and apologized for giving it to him.

Boucha Bagour sent her son to school with a t-shirt which said on the front “I am a bomb” and on the back said “Jihad, born September 11.”

Bagour said her brother Zeyad Bagour bought the shirt for him because his name is Jihad and he was born on September 11.

Zeyad said he had “no intention to provoke or shock.”

At court, Boucha said, “for me, this is the name of my son and his date of birth.”

She said she was sorry for the shock it caused and thought that the shirt would “make people laugh.”

But lawyer Claude Avril said, “Idiocy is often the best alibi to hide the real intentions. The most scandalous thing is that they’ve used and manipulated a three-year-old child to voluntarily convey the words of a terrorist.”

Prosecutor Olivier Couvignon asked the court, “Who can claim that this is not a direct and scandalous reference to terrorism?”

She and her brother face fines of €1,000 and €3,000 if they are found guilty.

The court is expected to make a ruling on April 10.