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9/27/2013 (1 year ago)

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Mother-of-three and international terrorist may be using the alias of 'Natalie Webb'

The world's most feared woman, Samantha Lewthwaite, known in hushed tones as the "White Widow," has been placed on the Red Notice, as one of the most wanted people in the world. The British mother-of-three, believed to be the mastermind in the Kenyan shopping mall massacre may be using the alias of "Natalie Webb."

The world's most feared woman, Samantha Lewthwaite, known in hushed tones as the 'White Widow,' has been placed on the Red Notice, as one of the most wanted people in the world.

The world's most feared woman, Samantha Lewthwaite, known in hushed tones as the "White Widow," has been placed on the Red Notice, as one of the most wanted people in the world.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

9/27/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Whie Widow, Red Notice, Interpol, refugee


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Interpol has circulated the arrest notice to all 190 Interpol member countries, including India. One of Interpol's most powerful tools in tracking international fugitives, said notice is being issued at the request of authorities in Kenya.

The widow of Germaine Lindsay, one of the four bombers involved in the July 7, 2005 terror attacks in which 52 people were killed and many more injured, Lewthwaite is the prime suspect behind the Nairobi shopping mall massacre which has killed nearly 70 people.

"Lewthwaite, aged 29, who is also believed to use the alias 'Natalie Webb,' is wanted by Kenya on charges of being in possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony dating back to December 2011," Interpol secretary general Ronald K. Noble said, "By requesting an Interpol red notice, Kenya has activated a global 'tripwire' for this fugitive."

noble says that the public's help in identifying and locating Lewthwaite was crucial.

"Through the notice, Kenyan authorities have ensured that all 190 member countries are aware of the danger posed by this woman, not just across the region but also worldwide," said the head of Interpol.
Red notices communicate to police worldwide that a person is wanted by a member country and requests that the suspect be placed under provisional arrest pending extradition.

The daughter of a former British soldier, Lewthwaite is one of Al Qaeda's primary recruiters in east Africa. She is also the official spokesperson for the banned outfit Al-Shabab. A fugitive for the past year, she is wanted in several countries including U.K. for terrorist activities. Originally from Northern Ireland, she holds a British passport.

Al-Shabab has taken responsibility for the Nairobi attack.

Video footage showing a balaclava clad white woman holding a gun and controlling the terrorist operation from within the mall has since been released. In a Twitter message later, Al-Shabab praised the "White Widow."

Kenya's foreign minister Amina Mohamed confirmed that a woman of British origin who has carried out attacks "many, many times before" was among the terrorists orchestrating the entire attack from inside the shopping mall.

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