Sunday 25 August 2019

'Paradise has a price' - British mum who joined Isis threatens to blow herself up after husband killed in drone strike

Sally Jones (Twitter)
Sally Jones (Twitter)

Rosalind Newman

A mother-of-two from Kent who left Britain to join Isis has hinted she may be planning to blow herself up after her husband was killed in a drone strike.

Sally Jones has indicated she could be about to become a “black widow” suicide bomber. A recent post by Jones on a social media account quotes a Muslim woman who killed herself and 27 Russian soldiers in a truck bombing in 2000.

Jones, 47, who moved to Syria with her 10-year-old in 2013, quoted the last words spoken by Hawa Barayev, 20, to her family, The Sunday Times reported.

“I know what I’m doing. Paradise has a price and I hope this will be the price for Paradise,” Jones wrote.  If Jones follows through on her threat, she would be Isis’s first known female suicide bomber.

Barayev is widely thought to be the first “black widow” – a group of Chechen Muslim women who lost their husbands and attacked Russia in a wave of suicide bombings.

Jones’s message followed the death of her husband, Junaid Hussain, 21, killed by a US drone strike on Raqqa in August.

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