A journal belonging to Samantha Lewthwaite, popularly known as ‘the white widow’ found during a raid on her Mombasa, Kenya home has revealed that the children she had for Germaine Lindsay would also like to become “Mujahids” (suicide bombers) like their dad.
According to a Skynews report, She says that asked what they wanted to be when they were older, the youngsters “both had many answers, but both agreed to one of wanting to be Mujahid” or Islamic military fighters.
Lindsay was one of four bombers who attacked London’s tube and bus network in 2005, killing more than 50 people.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Lewthwaite had made plans to attack Kenya’s parliament and the UN’s Nairobi office in a string of proposed attacks in 2011 and 2012.
The plots were foiled by police, but Lewthwaite escaped capture after obtaining a fake passport under the namer Natalie Faye Webb.
They say there is little chance Lewthwaite is still in Mombasa, but a 35-page intelligence report suggests she is a key player in al Shabaab, and gives details of the extent of the terror network’s operations throughout Africa.
It is thought that while the group’s main base is in Kenya, there are also cells working in Somalia, Uganda, Burundi, Zambia, Tanzania, Mali and South Africa.
It also suggests there was intelligence up to eight months ago that a “Mumbai-style attack” could be launched on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi.
A four-day assault on the shopping centre last month, which al Shabaab claimed responsibility for, left 68 people dead, including six Britons.