Akld eucharistic convention told of ISIS forgiveness

A US woman who spoke at Auckland’s Eucharistic Convention this month has forgiven the ISIS killer who beheaded her son.

Diane Foley, whose son James was executed in 2014, said she took no satisfaction from the killing by drone strike of her son’s killer, the man dubbed “Jihadi John”.

“How can it give me joy that this deranged, sad young man was killed?” she said.

“I do not want to be caught in their cycle of hate because that is not what gives me life.”

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