JIHADI BRIDE ‘ARMY’: Brit ISIS White Widows plotting huge attack in UK
MI5 fears the jihadi pair are recruiting female Muslim converts to carry out atrocities here.
Spy chiefs say “White Widow” Lewthwaite and Jones represent one of the most dangerous terror threats to the UK.
It is understood that cyber experts at GCHQ have intercepted dozens of encrypted messages and phone calls.
They indicate that British female Muslims are being targeted by Islamic State.
“Jones and Lewthwaite are at the top of the UK’s and the US most-wanted list”
They are believed to have masterminded plots in the UK and across Europe and Africa.
Last night one source said: “Jones and Lewthwaite are at the top of the UK’s and the US most-wanted list. They are two very dangerous, manipulative terrorists.
“The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq may be close to collapse but the war will go on and these two women are recruiting other females to their death cult.”
“They have huge influence and wield quite a lot of power within the male-dominated group.
“Intelligence suggests that they are now attempting to recruit in the UK and other European countries and they are targeting white converts.”
The MI5 fears come as IS called on women to take up arms.
In a new edition of its Arabic language newspaper, the group told female supporters it was an “obligation” for them to wage jihad.
IS is desperate to recruit more white converts.
It thinks they are less likely to be identifi ed as jihadis and will have more chance of carrying out terrorist outrages.