SCOTLAND Yard has sent a team of top detectives to Kenya – to help the hunt for the widow of a Huddersfield suicide bomber.
The elite squad from the Yard’s Counter Terrorism unit have gone to help track down Samantha Lewthwaite – blamed for involvement after three people were killed in a grenade attack at a packed bar.
And it has now emerged that Lewthwaite, 28, the widow of former Rawthorpe student Jermaine Lindsay, has written a blog about her beliefs.
She has titled the online blog Fears and tears: The Confessions of a Female Muhajid.
It in she talks about her conversion to Islam and says: “Fear can make you do many things” and warns of “many more challenges” in the days and weeks ahead.
Just three days before the bar bombing, a message appeared on the site which read: “Boom.Mujahideen, making music”.
She also posted: “My decision to revert to Islam is the most precious gift that my maker has bestowed upon me”.
Some of the postings have been accompanied by an image of a woman in terrorist uniform with an AK-47 gun.
Her husband was one of the four West Yorkshire suicide bombers who killed 56 innocent people in the 7/7 attacks on three London underground trains and a bus in 2005.
Lewthwaite had denied any links with Lindsay and his fellow bombers but is now wanted in connection with alleged terrorist offences in Kenya.
She is wanted for possessing explosives and conspiring to make bombs, and has been on the run with her three children since she escaped a swoop on terrorist suspects in Mombassa in December.
She has now been linked to last month’s attack on the Jericho Beer Garden in the Kenyan city. The bar was packed with people watching an England soccer game and three died.
Three cars drove off, but a few minutes later one of them, a white Toyota station wagon, returned and a woman in Muslim robes ran from some nearby bushes and got into it.
A police source said: “The sighting of a Muslim woman in a noisy place where people were drinking is highly significant, and we believe Lewthwaite could be involved.”
Lewthwaite, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, converted to Islam in her teens. She denounced her bomber husband after he killed 26 people in a suicide attack on London’s Piccadilly Line in 2005.
But she left England to travel abroad and has been linked to Somalia’s al-Shabaab terror group.
She is also believed to have set up terrorist cells with Briton Jermaine Grant, who is due to go on trial in Kenya next month accused of conspiring to carry out bomb attacks.