This Letter By The Husband Of A Paris Victim Will Move You To Tears

Recent attacks in Paris left many families devastated. But one bereaved husband of a victim has refused to give in to the threat posed by ISIS.

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After losing his wife in the terrorist attacks in Paris, Antoine Leiris, a journalist at France Bleu, posted a tear-jerking yet bold message for ISIS on his Facebook page.

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In the tragic note, titled “You will not have my hatred,” the father of a 17-month-old son wrote:

"On Friday evening you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hatred.”

Overcome by pain, Leiris went on to reiterate his beautiful relationship with his wife whom he had been in love for 12 years. He promised he would not let his son grow up in fear of ISIS.

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"You would like me to be scared, for me to look at my fellow citizens with a suspicious eye, for me to sacrifice my liberty for my security. You have lost. The player still plays.”

"Of course I am devastated with grief, I grant you this small victory, but it will be short-lived. I know she will be with us every day and we will find each other in heaven with free souls which you will never have.”

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This heart-wrenching letter by Leiris has moved many Internet users across the globe as tributes poured in for his wife and family on Facebook and Twitter.

This is yet another example of how the world is uniting against ISIS, in spite of its repeated attempts to spread terror.

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The Paris carnage took at least 129 lives with many still fighting for their survival in the hospitals. With more threats ensuing from the terrorist organization, Leiris’ message shows the need of the hour is to stand undeterred and not give in to the vile intentions of the militant organization that wants to instill fear and create chaos.

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