Western Woman Becomes Suicide Bomber

One thing that you can say about life is that it is never dull. In a sign that there are going to continue to be twists and turns in the war on terror the media is reporting that a Belgian woman became the first known Westerner to serve as a suicide bomber.

The story can be found here.

"A spokesman for the Belgian police's terrorism investigation team confirmed to CNN that Muriel Degauque, identified and pictured by Le Derniere Heure newspaper, was believed to be the suicide bomber who targeted an American patrol November 9.

No one was killed but the bomber, who media reports said left a passport behind identifying her.

Authorities earlier refused to identify the woman but said she was 38.

Le Derniere Heure reported Degauque was born and raised in Charleroi, Belgium. The newspaper quoted her parents as saying that her Moroccan-born husband, Issam Goris, was responsible for her conversion to Islam.

Jean and Liliane Degauque told the newspaper their daughter was brainwashed by Goris.

The U.S. military in Baghdad said that on November 9, a female suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. military patrol just north of Baghdad, killing herself and slightly wounding one soldier.

Goris was killed in Iraq in a separate incident, according to media reports."


Ezzie said...

Jack, I think you messed up the template...

Grace said...

Well now, racial profile that!

Pre Iraq "war on terror" I do not recall hearing of any fundamentalist groups in Morrocco. I was there for 3 months documenting and was treated well, the generosity and friendliness in that culture was truly uplifting.

AS said...

Maybe you can't profile that but you may have caught a bunch of others in the process :)

Jack Steiner said...


Handled. Thank you.


It is not Morrocco that is of interest here but the influence of radical Islam upon this woman.


It is a tough call, but probably something that needs to be done.

MC Aryeh said...

Really upsetting. Unfortunately, I think we are going to see more of this kind of thing...

Jack Steiner said...


Maybe we will, but it is still early in the game. It is an ideological war that we are fighting.

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