“I asked him – are you coming home? Mama wants to see you and she’s very sad,” remembers Arieta. “He said to me, ‘You don’t know what you are doing, you people. Only Islam is the right thing.’ And he said, ‘Maybe today or tomorrow I will meet Allah.’ Then he talked to my mother and he said, ‘Just forgive me… Forgive me all I’ve done?”
On 25 March Arieta’s brother killed himself and 52 Iraqis in a suicide bombing.