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9/11 healing: The mothers who found forgiveness, friendship. Now on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez’ son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi’s son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come to understand and respect one another. (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 9:54)

Watch Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi’s talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 900+ TEDTalks.