Sunday, July 20, 2014

Samantha Lewthwaite, Suspected Terrorist Serial Killer – Kenya, 2013


Wikipedia, excerpt from a long article:

Samantha Louise Lewthwaite (born 5 December 1983), also known as Sherafiyah Lewthwaite or the White Widow, is a British woman who is one of the Western world's most wanted terrorism suspects. Lewthwaite, the widow of 7/7 [July 7, 2005] London terrorist bomber Germaine Lindsay, is accused of causing the deaths of more than 400 people. She is a fugitive from justice in Kenya, where she was wanted on charges of possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony and is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice requesting her arrest with a view to extradition.

Lewthwaite was an alleged member of the Somalia-based radical Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab. She was accused of orchestrating grenade attacks at non-Muslim places of worship, and is believed to have been behind an attack on those watching football in a bar in Mombasa during Euro 2012. In September 2013, there was speculation over her possible involvement in the Westgate shopping mall attack. although other reports cast doubt on this, or said her role had been exaggerated. She was dubbed the "White Widow" by the news media, a play on words referencing her race, the death of her first husband and the practice of referring to Chechen female suicide bombers as "black widows.”

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Suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, British fugitive Samantha Lewthwaite is wanted for seven murders in Kenya, including the ­executions of two radical Muslim clerics and two respected Protestant pastors, police November 15, 2013 revealed.

According to law enforcement sources “The White Widow, 29, has become a volatile maniac, leaving a trail of death and destruction in a bloody revenge campaign against those who cross her.” It is believed the murders of four religious leaders in Kenya and three others linked to her al-Shabaab terror group were committed on her orders.

Lewthwaite travelled to Kenya on a forged passport from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England; born in Ireland.

Before the charges were made she was already a well-known figure in England for her association with the 7/7 bombings.

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7 murders:

Aug. 27, 2013 – Sheik Rogo, al-Shabaab terror group.
Mid-Oct. 2013 – Ebrahim Kidata, Kenya Protestant pastors
Oct. 19, 2013 – Mr Matole, 41, Protestant pastors was shot in the head at his church in Mombasa, Kenya
Oct. 3, 2013 – 4 murders: Ibrahim Rogo, Omar Abu Rumeisa, Salim Aboud, Gadafi Mohammed


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Other terrorism-related female serial killers:

1984 – Suzan Barnes Carson – San Francisco, Ca.

2013 – Beate Zschäpe – Germany

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Wikipedia, excerpt from a long article:

Samantha Louise Lewthwaite (born 5 December 1983), also known as Sherafiyah Lewthwaite or the White Widow, is a British woman who is one of the Western world's most wanted terrorism suspects. Lewthwaite, the widow of 7/7 [July 7, 2005] London terrorist bomber Germaine Lindsay, is accused of causing the deaths of more than 400 people. She is a fugitive from justice in Kenya, where she was wanted on charges of possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony and is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice requesting her arrest with a view to extradition.

Lewthwaite was an alleged member of the Somalia-based radical Islamic militant group Al-Shabaab. She was accused of orchestrating grenade attacks at non-Muslim places of worship, and is believed to have been behind an attack on those watching football in a bar in Mombasa during Euro 2012. In September 2013, there was speculation over her possible involvement in the Westgate shopping mall attack. although other reports cast doubt on this, or said her role had been exaggerated. She was dubbed the "White Widow" by the news media, a play on words referencing her race, the death of her first husband and the practice of referring to Chechen female suicide bombers as "black widows.”

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7 individual assassinations:

Aug. 27, 2013 – Sheik Rogo, al-Shabaab terror group.
Oct. 3, 2013 – 4 murders: Ibrahim Rogo, Omar Abu Rumeisa, Salim Aboud, Gadafi Mohammed.
Mid-Oct. 2013 – Ebrahim Kidata, Kenya Protestant pastors.
Oct. 19, 2013 – Mr Matole, 41, Protestant pastors was shot in the head at his church in Mombasa, Kenya.

[Russell Myers, “White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite wanted for SEVEN more murders including pastors,” Mirror, Nov 16, 2013]

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