The White Widow: Searching for Samantha

30th June 2014| BBC

Samantha Lewthwaite is one of the world’s most wanted terrorists. The widow of Jermaine Lindsay, one of the 7/7 bombers, she claimed ignorance of her husband’s lethal intentions. She said she was a victim too. But now she’s on the run, somewhere in Africa, charged with conspiracy to cause explosions.

For three years, British, American, and Kenyan security services have been after the so-called ‘White Widow’ but what strange journey has this former sixth form school girl from a quiet home counties market town taken? Film-maker Adam Wishart has spent a year tracking down the real story of Samantha Lewthwaite – for the first time revealing her path to radicalisation and the hate preacher who inspired her.