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Thomas Evans is dead: British Muslim convert killed in Somalia

by | 15th, June 2015



Thomas Evans left his home in High Wycombe to fight with al-Shabaab. The Times says he’s dead, killed in Kenya as the Islamists attacked an army base.

His mother Sally told  The Sunday Times in 2014:

“I would rather have Thomas alive behind bars than dead in the middle of nowhere, because he wouldn’t just die innocently but die doing something he shouldn’t be doing. And if he took other lives, how do you live with this? If he was a suicide bomber, how would I live with that?”

Thomas became a Muslim at age 19 after breaking up with his girlfriend.

In 2011, he went to learn Arabic in Cairo. Well, so he said. In truth, he made his way to Somalia, to wage holy war, get women who don’t dump him and become a hero.

He called his mum in 2012.

Mrs Evans : “What are you going to do? Are you going to be a suicide bomber?”
Thomas Evans : “If asked, I would, Inshallah [God willing].”
ME : “Will I see you again?”
TE : “No.”

But she wanted to.

“I wish [the security services] had a magic wand to bring him back,” she said. “I think of their parents and think of how they feel It’s all about the sons and what they’ve done, but what about the family that they have come from? That is the thing, there is no help for the families.”

And that brings us to another dead British jihadi, Talha Asmal, 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, who travelled with a friend to Iraq in April. He became a suicide bomber and a murderer when he was part of an Islamic State

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