December 2, 2005
Western White Woman Goes From Baker's Assistant To Baghdad Suicide BomberTopics: Understanding Islam
How does a white Christian girl from an ordinary family in an industrial Belgian town who used to sell baguettes in a bakery, and worked as a waitress in a café, go from there to blowing herself up in a suicide bomb attack against American troops in Iraq?
The short story to the sad ending is that as a kid she's remembered for lying, and as an adolescent, she dabbled in drugs, smoked, drank heavily and sometimes ran away from home. Other than these "normal" activities, including stealing, she moved from Charleroi to Brussels, which has a large Islamic community. Then she married and divorced a Turkish man, and had a long relationship with an Algerian, who converted her to Islam in 2001. The rest is history. Her mother described her as being more Muslim than Muslim .
The quick summary is that she went from a troubled past to meeting and becoming a Muslim, to blowing herself up to commit murder. In other words, she went from a Christian, to a Muslim, to a suicide bomber - 3 easy steps from life to death, in four years, for all involved.
Sounds like she was definately dancing to the wrong tune!
Be sure to read a Muslim's essay on Islam and it's treatment of women (warning - it's long)- "Women in Islam: An exegesis."
Posted by Richard at December 2, 2005 12:18 PM
How wonderful! She not only found a husband but she also found Allah who gave her life new meaning and purpose. Now she can bask in glory in Paradise with her 72 new pairs of shoes.
Posted by: cowlick at December 2, 2005 11:28 PM
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