A 45-year-old middle-aged woman is the latest face of terror in Britain after reports of her joining militant group ISIS came to light. Sally Jones, who also happened to be the lead guitarist with a rock band, has joined the ISIS in Syria and has reportedly said that she wishes to behead Christians using a blunt knife. According to the Daily Mail, Jones has now changed her name and has accepted the name Sakinah Hussain. On Twitter, she is known as Umm Hussain al-Britani.
Sally Jones originally hailed from Kent in Southeast England. According to the Sunday Times, Jones was indoctrinated and made to convert to Islam after she met Junaid Hussain, a 20-year-old computer hacker who has also joined ISIS and is currently based out of Raqqa – an ISIS stronghold. Jones is also believed to be with him in Syria. Jones and her husband both have active Twitter accounts which have not been taken down yet. Jones’ twitter account goes by the name @UmmHussain101 while her husbands’ is @AbuHussain102 – the latter is a protected account and you cannot see the tweets in public – at the time of publishing this report.
Meanwhile, it was a report by the Sunday Times that talked about a tweet sent by Sally in which she claimed,
“You Christians all need beheading with a nice blunt knife and stuck on the railing at Raqqa… Come here I’ll do it for you!”
However, that tweet is missing from her timeline as of now. It is yet to be confirmed if the account is really hers.
Meanwhile, it is likely that British security agencies would be taking this threat very seriously. More so because of the fact that it was a British man that allegedly beheaded US freelance journalist James Foley. The news of Sally Jones’ jihadi intentions comes close on warning by British security experts that a large number of British citizens have left the country for the Middle East to join the Islamic State.
It is clear that a lot of educated, qualified people have been indoctrinated by the ISIS and its ideology and with each passing day, it is gaining strength.
Also to be noted is the fact that Sally Jones, is in fact, not the first female jihadist to come out of Britain. Another woman who goes by the name of Khadijah Dare is also a Briton and is currently in Syria fighting with the ISIS. She had tweeted a few days ago about her dream to become the first woman to kill a British or US “terrorist.”
Sally Jones adds to the list of several people from western countries who have joined the ISIS. The organization has been wreaking havoc in the war infested areas of Syria and Iraq and now control large swathes of land in the Middle East. Their ultimate aim is to establish an Islamic caliphate across the entire region – and eventually, the globe.
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