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"White Widow" UK Muslim Convert Samantha Lewthwaite May Be Behind Kenya Mall Attack
September 23, 2013
Why the White Widow is prime suspect: Kenyan anti-terror police believe British woman, 29, may be behind mall massacre
Samantha Lewthwaite grew up as normal teenager in Buckinghamshire
Married British Muslim Jermaine Lindsay who was a 7/7 suicide bomber
Woman in a veil appeared to be commanding other terrorists in Nairobi
By Andrew Malone
PUBLISHED: 19:19 EST, 22 September 2013 | UPDATED: 04:55 EST, 23 September 2013
Last night, as the bodies were still being counted at the shopping mall, one British woman was notably slow to join the condemnation.
For Samantha Lewthwaite, the daughter of a former British soldier who grew up attending school discos in Buckinghamshire, views these awful events as a cause for jubilation.
Kenyan anti-terror police revealed yesterday that Lewthwaite - who is known to many as the White Widow - may be the brains behind the operation to bring terror to the heart of Kenya, a country once synonymous with the sexual high-jinks of the Happy Valley expatriate set, but rapidly becoming a new battleground in the war between Islamists and the West.
‘I suspect this woman Lewthwaite is behind this attack,' a senior anti-terror source told me last night as survivors described how a woman in a veil appeared to be commanding the other terrorists as they hunted down and killed non-Muslim shoppers.
The idea that she might have ordered the attack – or even led it herself – is not far-fetched at all.
Having converted to Islam as a young woman and married a man who went on to be a 7/7 London suicide bomber, she has become a key figure in the terror group behind this weekend's attack.
Lewthwaite has even been involved in training a group of all-female suicide attackers at camps in lawless neighbouring Somalia.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2429684/Kenya-mall-attack-anti-terror-police-believe-British-White-Widow-Samantha-Lewthwaite-massacre.html#ixzz2fo3lTk00
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