UK’s ‘Mrs Terror’ wants to be first IS woman suicide bomber
A 46-year-old British woman who fled to Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter has indicated that she intends to become the terror group’s first female suicide bomber.world Updated: Dec 01, 2015 01:58 IST
A 46-year-old British woman who fled to Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter has indicated that she intends to become the terror group’s first female suicide bomber.
Sally Jones, dubbed “Mrs Terror” by the British media, has been using social media to make a series of threats against the West using a variety of aliases such as Sakinah Hussain and Umm Hussain al-Britani.
Now Jones, whose husband was killed in an American drone strike, has suggested she might be planning a suicide mission after praising Hawa Barayev who blew herself up in Chechnya in 2000, a report in the ‘Daily Express’ said.
“I know what I’m doing. Paradise has a price and I hope this will be the price for Paradise’,” she said in a social media post. She said Barayev was a martyr and ended the post with a heart.
Jones is currently being hunted by anti-terrorism experts in America after she was deemed a major threat to security.
She is now on a list of the world’s “most wanted” terrorists which means she could also be targeted by a drone strike.
Jones, who once played guitar in the all-girl group swapped her home town of Chatham for Raqqa, in Syria, in 2013 after striking up an online romance with Junaid Hussain, a computer hacker from Birmingham.
Relocating to Syria with her 10-year-old son, Jojo, she left her eldest son, Jonathan, behind in Britain, and he himself has now had a child, making Jones a grandmother, the newspaper reported.
If she goes ahead with a suicide mission, it will be the first time ISIS has used a woman as a suicide bomber in the West.
Jones is not the only British woman being hunted for terror attacks.
Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the “White Widow”, is the 31-year-old wife of July 7 bomber Germaine Lindsay, and is wanted by Kenyan authorities for her involvement in terrorist plots across East Africa.
First Published: Nov 30, 2015 21:26 IST