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This Woman Named Her Son Jihad And Sent Him To School In A Shirt That Read "I Am A Bomb"

She claims that she simply wanted to let everyone know when her 3-year-old son Jihad's birthday was. She's currently charged with "glorifying crime."

Posted on March 8, 2013, at 11:14 a.m. ET

Bouchra Bagour is currently on trial in Avignon, charged with glorifying terrorism for sending her son to school in this T-shirt. It reads "I am a bomb" on the front and "Jihad: Born On September 11" on the back.

Bagour defended the shirt, claiming she just wanted to make note that the birthday of her son — who's actually named Jihad — is September 11th. She claims she did not intend to reference the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Bagour faces up to five years in jail and fines of as much as 45,000 euros ($57,000) if she's convicted. Her attorney is currently asking that the trial be postponed until next year due to complications.

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