Here I am standing yesterday with my American lawyer Terry Ward, the man responsible for helping to bring me home from prison.

This photo was taken on the Italian coast in Tuscany yesterday morning. Terry was visiting Italy from the US on a family holiday.

I flew out to Italy for a day to meet him. It was the first time he met me as a free man.

For two years from 2012-2014 Terry and his deputy Kelly Barrett, put their own lives on hold so that I could have my life back.

Through Allah’s blessing and their hard work, I came home in 2015 after 11 years in prison, after one of the most senior judges in America declared that I was not a terrorist.

My experience with Terry and Kelly and their families changed the way I think about Americans.

America has its fair share of devils. But it also has its saints.

I know that because I met one of them yesterday.

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