Samantha Lewthwaite- England- 2005 Sept 23, 2013 15:47:49 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 23, 2013 15:47:49 GMT -5
She was been dubbed the "world's most wanted woman" as well as the "white widow" and was profiled on AMW's last ever 2-hour special on Fox (and last ever Fox episode in general) on April 21st of 2012 and again as a brief mention on Lifetime on September 28th, 2012.
Lewthwaite was married to 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay. Lindsay was one of the suicide bombers that attacked London's subway system on July 7th, 2005. It is believed Lewthwaite may have been more than just the wife of a husband who belonged to a Al-Qaeda linked terror cell, and may have helped planned the bombings.
Officials feared that Lewthwaite, believed to be hiding in South Africa, was soon going to be connected to an attack again. And that may have come this week.
Two days ago, ten presently unidentified gunmen attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, fatally shooting at least 69 people, and taking others inside hostage, according to the Kenyan Red Cross. The Islamist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident.
A Kenyan government spokesperson said that some of those rescued from the mall had sighted a "white woman" among the hostage-takers. When asked if the woman was Lewthwaite, the spokesman replied “Nothing is being ruled out.”
The London Mirror reported that Al Shabab had praised the "White Widow" on their Twitter account and boasted that she was with them, and one senior anti-terror force suspects Lewthwaite was with them.
I must say it is a bit coincidental this happened right in the same region where Lewthwaite is believed to be hiding and I wouldn't be surprised if it was her. I also wouldn't be surprised if she's suspected of involvement and planning but it turns out it was another woman at the mall.
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