Mumbai Victims' Relative Forgives Terrorists

A Virginia woman whose husband and daughter were killed in the Mumbai shootings says her faith allows her to forgive their killers.

The windows on the first floor of the Taj Mahal hotel shatter after the use of a grenade launcher in Mumbai, India, Nov. 28, 2008. (AP PHOTO)

FABER, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman whose husband and daughter
were killed in the Mumbai shootings says her faith allows her to
forgive their killers.

Kia Scherr told reporters she and her husband Alan were Transcendental Meditation teachers before joining the Synchronicity
Foundation, a meditation community in the shadow of the Blue Ridge
Mountains.

Alan and their 13-year-old daughter Naomi were on a spiritual pilgrimage to India when they died.

But Kia Scherr says she sends the terrorists her "love, forgiveness and compassion." She adds, "As Jesus Christ said long ago, 'They know not what they do."'

Scherr says she now thinks of her husband and daughter as two stars in the night sky.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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