September 25th, 2009
05:11 PM ET

Sister of American Lockerbie victim visits Gadhafi

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/africa/09/25/gadhafi.meeting/art.gadhafi.libyatv.jpg caption=" Lisa Gibson, who met with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, called herself an ambassador of reconciliation. "]

Joe Sterling

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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