PARIS -- A woman who sent her 3-year-old son -- called Jihad -- to school in a T-shirt bearing the words "Jihad, Born September 11, I am a bomb" was fined and given a suspended jail sentence by a French court on Friday.
Bouchra Bagour was found guilty of condoning a criminal act, along with her brother Zeyad, who bought the child the T-shirt recalling Islamist militant group al Qaeda's attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 that killed almost 3,000 people.
The matter ended up in court after the boy went to his nursery school in September 2012 wearing the T-shirt, upsetting staff and prompting a local official to take legal action.
Overturning an earlier acquittal, the appeals court in the southern town of Nimes fined the woman $2,700 and gave her a one-year suspended jail sentence, doubling that fine and suspended jail sentence for the uncle.
French mom, uncle face fines for 3-year-old's T-shirt
First published September 20 2013, 7:07 AM