The Nairobi Mall Attack: Who is the “White Widow”? Why is She being Targeted?
Who is Samantha Lewthwaite — the “White Widow” — and why is the media focusing on her when there has been no evidence of her connection to the Nairobi mall attack?
“The Suicide bomb plot hatched in Yorkshire”, noted — five days after the bombings — that: [Lindsay’s body] was only “thought to be” at the blast site at that point; Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke, head of Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorist branch, said: “We are trying … specifically to establish whether they all died in the explosions.”
“Aylesbury was ’30 minutes from evacuation’” noted that: ”Detectives believed that Lindsay, the Kings Cross bomber who killed 26 people, was, in fact, a fifth bomber, was still alive and posed an immediate threat to public safety … What followed, said Chief Supt Chesterman, was the biggest police operation he had ever witnessed in 22 years on the force. He said: “On July 8 I arrived in my office to be confronted by a team from the anti-terrorist squad.”