Speaker - Ashraf al-Khaled

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Ashraf al-Khaled, known as the "Groom of Jordan," lost his father and father-in-law during a deadly suicide bombing attack at his wedding reception in November 2005. Seventeen people died in the blast, which ripped through the Radisson SAS Hotel in Amman. He and his bride suffered minor injuries. Since the attack, al-Khaled has spoken out as a victim of terrorism in his home country and in the United States. He underscores how terrorist groups like al Qaeda continue to manipulate Islam to commit evil. He questions the use of civilians as targets, asking what the aim of such attacks is.

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Overcoming Extremism: Voices of the Victims

10.23.07 | 01:24:49 min | 0 comments