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A Woman in Britain Seeking Reconciliation with the Ira Activist Who Killed Her Father, Amember of Parliament, in a Bomb Blast Seventeen Years Ago

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The attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon left thousands of families reeling with the pain of loss, alonging to see those responsible brought to justice, and questions about whether war will ease their suffering. Hereon Democracy Now! we have sought to bring you the voices of those who lost loved ones in the September 11 attacks,yet have spoken out against the Bush Administration’s march to war.

This pain, and these questions, are achingly familiar to Jo Tuffnell. Her father, a member of the BritishParliament, was among four people killed in 1984 by member of the IRA in an infamous terrorist bombing aimed at PrimeMinister Margaret Thatcher. The man held responsible for the killings served 14 years in prison before beingreleased under the Good Friday Peace Accords. For the past year, Jo Tufnell has been seeking reconciliation with theman who killed her father. Her story, and her response is an instructive one for those struggling to respond to thedevastating attacks of September 11.


  • Jo Tufnell, whose father, British Parliamentarian Anthony Berry, was killed in an IRA bomb blast in 1984.

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