Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The nine-page manuscript tells of grooming sessions encouraging them to follow her first husband, 7/7 terrorist Germaine Lindsay.
A diary uncovered by the Daily Mirror reveals the White Widow’s horrific ambition for her angelic sons to become suicide bombers.
nine-page manuscript tells of grooming sessions encouraging them to
follow the barbaric example of her first husband, 7/7 terrorist Germaine
Pictured in our exclusive photograph any loving mother
would cherish, Abdullah, nine and Abdur-Rahman, five, are nothing more
to Samantha Lewthwaite than soldiers to be sacrificed in her personal
The White Widow also writes that tales of holy war
make the best bedtime reading for her little ones, gives advice on being
the wife of a “mujahid” (Islamic holy warrior), and attempts to
“incite” others to fight against “non-believers”.
The document was unearthed during the Daily Mirror’s investigation into Lewthwaite’s disturbing world.
planned to write six chapters, including: “Guidance to Jihad/Islam” and
“Your reasons for fighting and leaving all you love behind”.
proudly tells how she is blessed to have had a holy warrior husband who
“gave his all to Allah” and “lived a life of terrorising the
That’s how she describes the short life of
19-year-old Jamaican-born Lindsay who blew himself up at 8.50am on July
7th, 2005, between King’s Cross and Russell Square.
His gang of four murdered 52 people and injured 700 in attacks on three London Underground trains and a bus.
But she continues: “Allah blessed me with the best husband for me. In fact, exactly what I asked for…before marriage.”
Lewthwaite’s descent into terror is well documented in the manuscript.
She had married Lindsay, known by his Muslim name Jamal, in an Islamic ceremony when he was 17 years old in 2002.
children by Lindsay – son Abdullah and daughter Ruqayyah, eight – have
the middle names Shaheed and Shahidah, male and female forms of the word
The Muslim convert was pregnant with Ruqayyah when
Lindsay blew himself up. But it was another London-born terrorist, her
second husband Habib Ghani who helped school her sons in her path of
Describing Ghani’s talks with the kids, she writes: “He
asked them what do you want to be when you are older? Both had many
“But both agreed to one of wanting to be a mujahid.
asked them how did they plan to achieve such a goal, and what is a
mujahid? His point to the kids, which I believe to be as relevant to
many adults… was that it is not enough to say I want to be a mujahid yet
live your life as one.”
Some sections of the diary examine
Lewthwaite’s sense of loss in leaving behind friends and family for a
life on the run. In chapter 3, she says: “The situation is such that
many times your own families, mothers, fathers, cannot even know that
you are a mujahid etc.”
In a later chapter she makes her twisted
sense of good and evil plain. She writes: “We ask that Allah accepts the
blood of all those who die.
“Any good that may come from these
words is from Allah, any evil is from myself. May Allah accept our
efforts and forgive our mistakes.”
On one page, she even suggests that stories of jihad could be a suitable bedtime read for the children.
White Widow also talks of how upsetting it was when one of her men,
believed to be Ghani, was away fighting against non-Muslims.
Ghani was killed by al-Shabaab militants last month in Somalia after falling out with the terror gang.She writes: “My husband has left me on many occasions to go out for Allah’s cause.
“The pain of missing your husband and wishing to be in his presence is a test in itself.
“Then there are times you don’t receive the news on him for several weeks. The not knowing if he is alive is enough to lose appetite and sleep. Can I sleep when bombs are dropping on his head? But when he is home, I sleep safely, eat well.”
She goes on to say: “My husband taught me earlier in marriage: Look at those less fortunate.
“No matter our situation, there’s always another Muslimah (Muslim woman) in a worse situation.”
She says: ‘The stories in this book are mostly compiled from interviews that took place directly with the mujahids however occasionally and, where relevant, stories that were narrated to me have been added.”
The fugitive mum-of-four documented her deeply disturbing thoughts in the personal diary as she plotted a series of terror attacks targeting Westerners in Kenya.
The terror manual was recovered when Kenyan police discovered a makeshift bomb factory belonging to members of al-Shabaab.
They included British suspect Jermaine Grant, on trial in Kenya accused of plotting to bomb beach resorts with Lewthwaite in 2011.
She ends the diary with the words “I want to be a mujahid – if sincere to this claim, then know what a mujahid is and live like this.”