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Samantha Lewthwaite: the Irish and British girl who turned from an ‘angel’ to the devil

by | 28th, September 2013

SAMANTHA Lewthwaite wasn’t always known as The White Widow. Today the Sun asks in its leader:

SAMANTHA Lewthwaite’s transformation from the innocent, unwitting widow of a 7/7 bomber into a “most-wanted” terrorist is quite literally incredible .
Police believed her story after the London attacks in 2005. So did we.

It might well be incredible. Lewthwaite is on the run. She’s not been convicted of committing any crimes. She was not a terror suspect while living in the UK.

An Interpol statement said she was “wanted by Kenya on charges of being in possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony dating back to December 2011”. Frank Gardner, the BBC‘s security correspondent, says it relates to an alleged plot to bomb a number of tourist resorts on Kenya’s coast two years ago.

“This was serious enough for the Foreign Office to upgrade its travel alert for Kenya, and for Scotland Yard detectives to fly out to Kenya to investigate,”

The facts are few. And what we do know about her is mostly what occurred before she headed to Africa. The Sun is so ignorant of the facts if can’t decide what nationality she is:

IRISH terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite was wanted worldwide last night after Interpol issued a “Red Notice” order for her arrest.

 

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In the British edition, Lewthwaite has a different identity:

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Samantha Lewthwaite’s father is English soldier Andy Lewthwaite. Her mother is Christine Allen. They met while he was serving in Northern Ireland during the 1970s. She was was born in Northern Ireland and grew up on the Whyte Acres estate in Banbridge, County Down before moving to Aylesbury,

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