Drone Attack: My Daughter Does Not Have the Face Of A Terrorist, and Neither Did My Mother

Drone Attack: My Daughter Does Not Have the Face Of A Terrorist, and Neither Did My Mother

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Abby Zimet

Today Pakistani schoolteacher Rafiq Rehman will tell Congress about the day his family was picking okra in the family garden when U.S. drone missiles rained from the sky, killing his 67-year-old mother, the village's only mid-wife, and injuring his nine-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son - the first time Congress will hear testimony from the real, live, innocent and often small victims of America's drone wars. Rehman and his kids made the trip with the help of Florida Rep. Alan Grayson and documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald. By coming here and "saying we’re the faceless people who you keep counting as numbers," Rehman hopes someone in power will "start listening, and questioning." Hope against hope.

“As a teacher, I wanted to educate Americans and let them know my children have been injured.”

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