Christian widow completely forgives terrorist who killed her husband in Palm Sunday attack
In an interview with ONTV, Naseem Faheem's widow shocked the news anchor by saying she has already forgiven the ISIS terrorist who blew himself up outside a church on Palm Sunday. She also shared that she is praying that God would also forgive the suicide bomber, World Watch Monitor relays.
"I'm not angry at the one who did this," Faheem's widow told ONTV. "I'm telling him, 'May God forgive you, and we also forgive you. Believe me, we forgive you. You put my husband in a place I couldn't have dreamed of. Believe me, I am proud of him. And I wish I was there beside him.'"
Based on a video shared by the Bible Society, television host Amr Adeeb was dumbfounded for a few seconds after watching Faheem's interview.
"The Copts of Egypt are made of steel! If it were my father, I could never say this," Adeeb exclaimed after 10 seconds. "These people have so much forgiveness. But this is their faith and religious conviction. These people are made from a different substance."
Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council condemned the Palm Sunday bombings at the Mar Girgis Church in Tanta and St. Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria as "heinous" and "cowardly" attacks. Ahram described the twin blasts as the deadliest attack against Coptic Christians in years.
In a statement, the U.N. council called on all its member states to cooperate with Egypt's efforts to serve justice to the victims of the attack. It also said all forms of terrorism are considered as the greatest threats to worldwide peace.
In the wake of the twin church bombings in Egypt, Egypt's National Defense met with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to talk about the repercussions of the terror attack.