Last week she chained herself to the railings in the Grote Markt in protest against the continued involvement of western militaries in Syria. Today she is dead, smeared across the walls and floor of Zaventem Airport.
Last week she would have told you that the suicide bombings were our own fault, that they were revenge for our interference in the Middle East, for our campaigns against Islam. And yet she died: blown to pieces, a victim of an indiscriminate act. Indiscriminate because it is an act of reprisal designed to terrorise., to cow into submission
To explode a bomb in a public place, and kill as many random victims as possible is an act calculated to cause maximum disruption and fear. It is the act of evil people, spurred on by evil ideology whose roots lie in an evil religion. And it has, so far, been highly successful.
Our so-called leaders can offer nothing more than empty platitudes: "We must all, stand together", "It is an attack on us all" and "We unreservedly condemn such attacks". These are the words of cowards who would place their own political longevity above the lives of their constituents. Abject cowards.
This not a time for words, it is a time for action. The security forces know the radicalised, they know the hate preachers, and they know the mosques where such acts are fomented. Just as the human rights of the victims in Brussels were put to one side, so must the human rights of these evildoers be put to one side, this time for the greater good.
The human race is so far advanced on the road to hell that retracing our steps and seeking a better option at the crossroads may no longer be possible.
But we can at least go to hell our own way, in the knowledge that at the end we sought redemption by doing what was right, by realising that sometimes the minority must lose at the expense of the majority.
Islam must be part of the solution. We call upon the Catholic church to take responsibility for those of its priests who sexually molest children. Why should we not hold Islam accountable for the actions of some of its adherents? If someone continually commits a crime in your name, you have two choices: to ignore it and suffer the resultant loss of reputation, or to end their behaviour.
It is in human nature to suspect the former option suggests a certain sympathy for the criminals. There is a phrase doing the rounds right now: not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.
There's enough perceived truth in that for it to signify a common enemy to the peoples of Europe. Continued inaction by governments can lead in only one direction, a further radicalisation of those who see it as true.
In several countries we are witnessing a rise of the far right. We see images of citizen’s vigilante patrols on the streets. How much more government inaction, how many more Islamic atrocities before the people take matters into their own hands, presumably with a lack of discrimination that matches or exceeds that of the suicide bombers?
Can you imagine that? Gangs of shaved haired thugs roaming the streets carrying out random acts of violence on people who "looked like" Muslims?
And all because our governments were worried about alienating a segment of potential voters. It disgusts me.