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Western white woman is suicide bomber
The Times ^ | December 01, 2005 | Anthony Browne, Brussels Correspondent

Posted on 11/30/2005 4:18:49 PM PST by mdittmar

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.

“This is how she came into contact with the organisation which allowed her to become a fighter for jihad,” said Glenn Audenaert, the federal police director. Her Belgian documents show that she travelled with her husband to Iraq. On November 9 she blew herself up in a car bomb attack on a US military convoy, killing — according to conflicting reports — either only herself, or six people. Her Belgian passport was near by. Her husband was killed by American troops in a separate incident.

Security sources said that they knew of no other western European women suicide bombers. Al-Qaeda recently appealed for white converts to become suicide bombers, because it was easier for them to travel and evade detection before carrying out their attacks.

Mireille’s story leaked out yesterday in the French media, prompting the series of raids across four Belgian cities, including Brussels, and separate raids in Paris. M Audernaert said that the authorities wanted “to dismantle this network, which we knew was on our territory and which aimed to send volunteers for the jihad to the battlefield”.

The backgrounds of those arrested show that the problem of Islamic terrorism is no longer confined to immigrant communities — seven of those arrested were Muslim converts of native Belgian origin, two were Belgians of north African origin, two were Tunisians and three were Moroccans. One of the chief suspects held yesterday was a male Belgian convert to Islam, police said. “We know these groups are always planning attacks. All we can say is there were no attacks planned in Europe.”

The group had been under surveillance for four months, but Mireille slipped out of the country. “It was through this organisation that the lady went to Iraq with her husband, but we only knew about her once she was already there,” said M Audernaert. Belgium, with its big Muslim community, has become notorious as an operational base for Islamic terrorists.

RADICALS' CALL

Jermaine Lindsay : one of four July 7 Tube bombers. Briton of Jamaican origin, converted to Islam

Richard Reid : tried to blow up a commercial flight with a shoe bomb. English mother and Jamaican father, converted to Islam while serving at young offenders' institution

Women suicide bombers : first used by Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, notably in 1991 murder of Rajiv Gandhi

Black Widows : Chechen female suicide bombers, widows of fighters killed by the Russian Army


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: femalebombers; iraq; islam; muslimwomen; wot
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Looks like the terrorists are running low on recruits.

Or maybe, she was a lesbian looking for those 72 virgins.

1 posted on 11/30/2005 4:18:50 PM PST by mdittmar
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Or maybe, she was a lesbian looking for those 72 virgins.

Nope. Just an animal lover...specifically a camelphile.

2 posted on 11/30/2005 4:21:18 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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Separated at birth from Rachel Carrie?


3 posted on 11/30/2005 4:23:23 PM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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What a slut.


4 posted on 11/30/2005 4:24:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's no coincidence that the Democrat mascot is a jackass.)
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Gee, I wonder if ol' Cat Stevens is being called by his Imam to martyrdom?


5 posted on 11/30/2005 4:24:08 PM PST by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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One more shovelful of dirt on the coffin of racial profiling. Thanks, Belgium.


6 posted on 11/30/2005 4:24:49 PM PST by Caveman Lawyer
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Well...we'd better keep an eye on Cindy Sheehan, one never knows.

Of course if she decides to pull the pin at abook signing...we're all safe


7 posted on 11/30/2005 4:26:28 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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I thought this lady was a member of NOW.


8 posted on 11/30/2005 4:26:29 PM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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It is rumored that she was a country and western music fan and just prior to detonating herself she was heard singing "I Fall To Pieces..."


9 posted on 11/30/2005 4:28:43 PM PST by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and there you will find the face of Islam...)
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ROTFLMAO


10 posted on 11/30/2005 4:31:36 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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On November 9 she blew herself up in a car bomb attack on a US military convoy, killing — according to conflicting reports — either only herself, or six people. Her Belgian passport was near by. Her husband was killed by American troops in a separate incident.

We can only hope they never had children.

11 posted on 11/30/2005 4:34:31 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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It is rumored that she was a country and western music fan and just prior to detonating herself she was heard singing "I Fall To Pieces..."

An ode to mireille,she won't have the guts to do that again;)

12 posted on 11/30/2005 4:37:22 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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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.

What would you expect? Europe is becoming the Northwest capital for nutcase islam....

13 posted on 11/30/2005 4:38:09 PM PST by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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LOL,now that's funny.


14 posted on 11/30/2005 4:40:10 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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Looks like the terrorists are running low on recruits

Yep, from the looks of it, soon the leaders will have to blow themselves up (just to show the new recruits how it's done...)

15 posted on 11/30/2005 4:40:25 PM PST by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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Pictures of her please. I feel many of these converts male and female are UGLY and LOSERS.


16 posted on 11/30/2005 4:42:31 PM PST by AmericaUnite
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Very good... thanks!


17 posted on 11/30/2005 4:44:19 PM PST by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and there you will find the face of Islam...)
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I don't know why TSA checks white females. They should only profile arabic looking men. It's not like a white woman could be a suicide bomber or other terrorist. The fact that white women have carried out previous acts of terror isn't relevant.

At least that's what some bigots will post on FR threads. I wonder how many of them are willing to admit that they are fools.


18 posted on 11/30/2005 4:51:08 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Caveman Lawyer

Belgium, France. Same sewer.....


19 posted on 11/30/2005 4:54:54 PM PST by tracer
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To: PAR35

I couldn't decide whether profiling was ga good idea, although I was leaning towards it. There are Constitutional and discrimination issues that need to be pondered. As the terrorists change more in color, shape, size, and sex, profiling becomes less and less useful. The only thing that would truly work is a machine that detects explosives, gunpowder, chemicals, and radiocactive materials. No more Grammy frisking.


20 posted on 11/30/2005 4:58:12 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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