Tuesday, July 7, 2015

'My son is a victim like all the others': Mother of Tunisian beach gunman speaks

The mother of the mass murderer who slaughtered 38 innocent holidaymakers in Tunisia says her son is a 'victim' who must have been 'brainwashed'. Radhia Manai, 49, claims her son Seifeddine Rezgui 'couldn't kill a mouse' in an interview following the massacre.

On June 26, Rezgui opened fire on a beach in Sousse and chased people into the Imperial Marhaba Hotel where he sprayed them with bullets and lobbed homemade explosives at them.

Dressed in black with a grey shawl over her head, hands kneading her lap, the mother of the mass murderer Seifeddine Rezgui has neither slept nor eaten for days and she weeps repeatedly.
"When they told me my son had killed all these people I said no, it’s impossible,” Radhia Manai, 49, said. “I couldn’t believe it, I can’t believe it. Once there was a mouse in the house and I asked Seifeddine to kill it and he refused saying, ‘I can’t kill anything.’
Radhia believes someone was pressurizing her son and perhaps threatening to kill him if he didn't carry out mass-murder.'They must have given him drugs and brainwashed him,' she added.

Radhia said she feels sorry for the victims and their families and hopes the people behind the plot are found.

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