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Jill Carroll’s Story

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ILLUSTRATION BY JILLIAN TAMAKI

I turned to the two guards sitting on cushions a few feet away and started to panic. Really, really panic.

“Oh my God, oh my God, they’re going to kill me, this is going to be it. I don’t know when but they’re going to do it,” I thought.

I crawled over to Abu Hassan, the one who seemed more grown-up and sympathetic. His 9mm pistol was by his side, as usual.

“You’re my brother, you’re truly my brother,” I said in Arabic. “Promise me you will use this gun to kill me by your own hand. I don’t want that knife, I don’t want the knife, use the gun.”

I started to cry hysterically.

The Christian Science Monitor has started publishing an 11 part series on the story of Jill Carroll. She’s an amazing writer, and this story is captviating. You can read it here.

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Written by pocheco

August 16, 2006 at 4:05 pm

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