Paris Terror Attacks: Heartbroken husband writes powerful tribute to young wife killed in Bataclan
A heartbroken husband has written an emotional but defiant tribute to his young wife who was tragically killed in the Bataclan on Friday night.
Antoine Leiris has told the heartless attackers who stormed the music venue killing 89 people that they will not have his hatred.
The heartbroken father of one took to Facebook to say how he had lost the love of his life and the mother of his child.
"On Friday night you stole away the life of an exceptional being, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hatred," he wrote.
"I do not know who you are, and I don’t want to know, you are dead souls.
"If the God for whom you kill so blindly made us in His image, each bullet in my wife’s body would have been a wound in his heart," he continued.
The devastated Parisian then went on to explain that the love he had for the couple's 17-month-old baby boy would give me the strength to carry on.
He explained to his wife's killers that their strong love could topple any army in the world.
"We are only two, my son and I, but we are more powerful than all the world's armies... every day of his life this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom.
"Therefore I will not give you the gift of hating you. You have obviously sought it but responding to hatred with anger would be to give into the same ignorance that that has made you what you are. You want me to be afraid, to cast a mistrustful eye on my fellow citizens, to sacrifice my freedom for security. Lost. Same player, same game.
"I saw her this morning. Finally, after nights and days of waiting. She was just as beautiful as she was when she left on Friday evening, as beautiful as when I fell madly in love with her more than 12 years ago.
"Of course I'm devastated with grief, I will give you that tiny victory, but this will be a short-term grief. I know that she will join us every day and that we will find each other again in a paradise of free souls which you will never have access to."