White Widow: Samantha Lewthwaite (al Shabaab) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE

Samantha Lewthwaite - dubbed the white widow - denounced the actions of her husband Jermaine Lindsay, who killed 26 people when he blew up a Piccadilly Line Tube train near King’s Cross on 7/7, 2005. But the Muslim convert then disappeared and is wanted in connection with a grenade attack on a bar in Kenya packed with tourists that killed three people. In 2013, Kenyan officials accused Lewthwaite, the British terror suspect on the run in East Africa, of plotting an armed operation to free her accomplice Jermaine Grant from court custody. VideoVideo: 2012 report on Lewthaite.Video: 2012 Police in Kenya have issued an arrest warrant for a woman using the name Natalie Faye Webb, and carrying a forged South African passport.

White Widow: Samantha Lewthwaite (al Shabaab) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE, also known as Samantha Lewthwaite, Natalie Faye Webb, Our White Sister, ‘Dada Mzungu’ — Swahili for white sister, Sherafiyah -- Muslim Nickname, Asmaa Shahidah Bint-Andrews -- alias used in South Africa to give birth to fourth child is an active group formed c. 2005.

Associated Groups

  • 7/7 London Bombers / Secret Organization of al-Qaeda in Europe

    EVOLVED FROM; 7/7 London Bombers / Secret Organization of al-Qaeda in Europe is also known as Secret Organization Group of al-Qaeda, Jama'at al-Tanzim al-Sirri, Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Urupa, London Subway Bombers, Secret Organization of al-Qaeda in Europe.
  • al Qaeda Central Command (AQC)

    al Qaeda Central Command (AQC) is also known as Al-Qaida, Qa‘idat al-Jihad, The Base, al Qaeda.
  • al Shabaab

    ALLY; al Shabaab is also known as Ash-Shabaab, Hizbul Shabaab, The Party of Youth, the Popular Resistance Movement in the Land of the Two Migrations (PRM), Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (HSM) also spelled Harakat Shabaab Al Mujahidin, Mujahideen Youth Movement (MYM), Hezb al-Shabaab, al-Shabaab al-Islaam, al-Shabaab al-Islamiya, al-Shabaab al-Jihaad, Hisb'ul Shabaab, Hizbul Shabaab, Shabaab, Movement of Warrior Youth, Mujahidin Al-Shabaab Movement, The Youth, Unity of Islamic Youth, Youth Wing, al Shabab, As-Saḥāb, Muhajiroon brigade (DIvision made up of Foreign Fighters), al Shebab.

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