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Head of Zeus
A Jihad for Love
A Jihad for Love Mohamed El Bachiri, David van Reybrouck

Mohamed El-Bachiri is a Muslim. He lost his wife Loubna in the Brussels bombing of March 2016 – a young woman murdered by a fanatical jihadist. Mohamed was left to bring up their three sons on his own.

Instead of hating or collapsing into grief, he put together a short book of reflections on love, loss and the ways in which we can live together despite differences of religion and ideology.

It is a plea for tolerance and compassion, a rejection of fanaticism, and it is a heartbreaking book. Mohamed El-Bachiri shows how an argument for treating each other with kindness and respect can survive even the most brutal atrocity.

For him, Islam should be a struggle for love, and the struggle for love should involve us all.

Head of Zeus * Memoir
13 Jul 2017 * 96pp * £4.99 * 9781786697998
REVIEWS
'A brave, sad, heartrending book, that makes the case all too well for common humanity, and treats extremist terrorism with contempt, but recognises its perpetrators as human too. El-Bachiri, a Muslim, lost his wife in a terrorist attack carried out by a fanatical jihadist. This is his jihadist response – a jihad of love and humanity'
Julia Neuberger
Author

Mohamed El Bachiri

Mohamed El Bachiri
Mohamed El-Bachiri is a former metro driver from Brussels. His wife Loubna was killed in the Brussels bombing of March 2016, leaving behind three young children. A Jihad for Love topped the Dutch bestseller list a week after publication in March 2017.
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