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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

Also see:

The doting mum who became the world's most wanted woman: Extraordinary family album of White Widow who boasted in diary how she was grooming her children to be 'Islamic holy warriors'

Pictures paint candid portrait of Samantha Lethwaite as a normal mother

Files found on 'White Widow's' laptop include a 34-line 'Ode To Osama' poem

Penned poem to Osama bin Laden shortly after he was killed by US forces

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2471355/Doting-mother--worlds-wanted-woman-Pictures-reveal-double-life-White-Widow-British-Muslim-convert-linked-terror-attacks-globe.html#ixzz2iZJNGlAu

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