Category Archive 'Belgian Suicide Bomber'

02 Dec 2005

Briton Bemused by Belgian Bomber

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Muriel Degauque

Brendan O’Neill, deputy-editor of spiked, a British online magazine “with the (?) modest (?) ambition of making history as well as reporting it,” and apparently (sort of, kind of) on the political Right, falls into an ecstatic state of higher consciousness at the marvellous complexity of it all, or perhaps he was merely stoned.

The Belgian brunette didn’t only blow up herself in Baghdad – she also blew to bits the various stereotypes of Islamic terrorists…

The life and death of Muriel Degauque should make all sides of the war and terror debate stop and think – about contemporary terrorism, the nature of the Iraqi insurgency, and disaffection among sections of society in the West. So come on then, what was Degauque? An Islamo-fascist, a freedom fighter – or something else?


O’Neill should have read The Radical Loser by Hans Magnus Enzenberger. Hat tip to Franco Aleman.

30 Nov 2005

Belgian Woman Becomes Suicide Bomber

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The London Times is reporting that a Belgian woman, who had married a Morrocan and converted to “the religion of Peace,” travelled to Iraq and last month blew herself up in a suicidal act of terrorism.

MIREILLE, who was born in Belgium to a white, middle-class Christian family, blew herself to pieces last month in a suicide attack against American troops near Baghdad.

In one of the most extraordinary tales of Islamic radicalisation, she is thought to be the first white Western woman to carry out a suicide bombing.

Belgian investigators, who arrested 14 people associated with her, are keeping the 38-year-old woman’s true identity secret, but details have started to emerge. She was from the southern Belgian town of Charleroi, married to a Moroccan and converted to an extreme form of Islam.


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