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September 25th, 2009
05:11 PM ET

Sister of American Lockerbie victim visits Gadhafi

 Lisa Gibson, who met with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, called herself an ambassador of reconciliation.

Lisa Gibson, who met with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, called herself an ambassador of reconciliation.

Joe Sterling
CNN

Lisa Gibson - who lost her brother in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing - sat down the other day with the man many blame for the notorious attack: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

"I welcomed him to America," Gibson told CNN.

The 39-year-old Colorado Springs lawyer said she and another relative of a Lockerbie victim went to see the controversial figure in New York on Wednesday, the same day he delivered a rambling speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

Calling herself an "ambassador of reconciliation," she views the encounter as the latest step in a journey to build bridges between Libyans and Americans - a mission energized by her strong Christian faith.

"I wanted him to know there were some people out there who've lost loved ones who have a different vision and different heart," she said. "He warmly received us."

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