"I'm ready to become a suicide bomber": Chilling confession of 7/7 attacker's widow
Fugitive wife of Jermaine Lindsay reveals horrific plan in online poem where she says she is “breathing Jihad”
The fugitive widow of 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay is preparing to end her own life in a suicide attack.
Samantha Lewthwaite revealed her horrific plan in a chilling poem she posted online which tells how she is tired of life on the run and is “breathing Jihad”.
She writes: “I’d rather be receiving my martyrdom, think I’ll get ready... and buy a vest.”
The threat comes as police step up their search for Lewthwaite, 28, known as the White Widow, who has been missing for nearly a year.
The Sunday Mirror can reveal that detectives in South Africa, who are leading the hunt, are investigating new intelligence that she is hiding out with five terrorists in Central Kenya.
A source said: “The reports are being treated very seriously. They indicate Lewthwaite is part of an active cell, and there is a risk they are now preparing to mount new attacks.”
She posted her poem, called Maybe Paradise Tomorrow, using a Twitter account.
In the verses she pays tribute to Aboud Rogo Mohammed, the former leader of Al-Qaeda-linked terror faction Al-Shabaab, killed last week in a Kenya drive-by shooting.
One verse indicates a vow to join him in “Jannah” (Islamic paradise).
She writes: “So maybe tomorrow it will be Jannah, I look around at how beautiful Jihad is, It’s alive in Kenya, It’s alive in me, And I’m breathing Jihad, It’s my time.”
A reference to black clouds echoes a note found when police raided her Kenyan hideout last year.
And she repeatedly mentions Shahada, the Muslim creed which says : “There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God”.
Also found was a smashed laptop containing the outline of a book, plus notes, and a poem dedicated to Osama bin Laden.
Three months ago we revealed how Lewthwaite, whose husband Jermaine Lindsay blew up a Piccadilly Line train during the 7/7 atrocity, was using a Twitter account to add posts to a terrifying blog.
The university dropout is a wanted woman because of claims that she took part in a grenade attack in Kenya which killed three football fans watching a Euro 2012 game in a bar.
The CIA, Kenyan police and Scotland Yard are on her trail.
Lewthwaite was born in Northern Ireland, where her father Andrew met her mother Christine when he was in the British Army.
Her parents separated when she was 11, an event friends suggest was key to her seeking solace in Islam and converting at the age of 15.
She met Lindsay in an Islamic chatroom while she was studying religion and politics at the School Of Oriental And African Studies in Central London. She married the Jamaican-born carpet fitter in 2004.
When her 19-year-old husband blew himself up, she was eight months pregnant with their second child. She had another child by an unknown father in 2009.