The widow of the Jamaican convert to Islam who turned himself into a human bomb, murdering 26 people in London on 7/7, says her husband was “brainwashed” by radical clerics preaching jihad. “Bomber’s widow says extremists twisted his mind,” from the Times Online, with thanks to Scaramouche:
THE widow of one of the July 7 suicide bombers told how her “innocent and naive” husband had been poisoned by elements in radical mosques as she cradled their new born baby daughter in her arms.
Samantha Lewthwaite said that she “totally abhorred” the actions of her husband Jermaine Lindsay, who killed 26 people on a Piccadilly Line tube train near King’s Cross; but she said that she still wore the white gold ring her husband had given her and would pass it on to their first child, a son, Abdullah, when he marries. Ms Lewthwaite, 21, a Muslim convert, said that her husband had been a peaceful man whose behaviour changed when he began visiting mosques in London and Luton.
She said: “His behaviour gradually began to change. He turned from the man that I married. In hindsight I can now see exactly what was happening to him and why. How these people could have turned him and poisoned his mind is dreadful. He was an innocent, naive and simple man. I suppose he must have been an ideal candidate.”
How did they poison his mind? What did they tell him? Did they appeal to the Qur’an and tell him it was his religious duty to wage violent jihad? What can be done to keep this sort of thing from happening? What are self-proclaimed moderate Muslims doing to blunt the force of such appeals?