Widow of London Bomber Training Female Terrorists

Called 'white sister,' Lewthwaite connected to terror around East Africa
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2012 3:00 AM CDT
Widow of London Bomber Training Female Terrorists
Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of one of the July 7 bombers, Jermaine Lindsay, is believed to be in Somalia now, training an all-female terror squad.   (subscriptions7260)

(Newser) – The 28-year-old widow of one of the terrorists in the 2005 London transit bombings is now living in Somalia, working with al-Shabaab militants and recruiting and training female terrorists, reports the Telegraph. Samantha Lewthwaite, who is known as "Dada Mzung" or "white sister" in Swahili, has been in East Africa for some time, narrowly avoiding capture in Mombasa late last year. A blog post on a website for Kenyan radicals calls Lewthwaite a "tormentor" of non-believers in the region with her all-female terror squad. "Now every Muslim sister wants to be like our 'Dada Mzungu.' Inshall'allah, I will join you," wrote one posting.

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Handwritten notes by Lewthwaite were discovered in her former Mombasa home, detailing talks with two of her children about growing up to become holy warriors, reports the Daily Mail. The notes appear to be the start of an attempt to write a book, with chapter titles such as "Guidance to Jihad/Islam," "Your Reasons for Fighting," and "A Woman's Perspective." (Read more al-Shabab stories.)

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