Who are the brainwashed masses who join ISIS because of Facebook? Kimberley Miners, 29, of London, claims she was indoctrinated online by ISIS recruiter Naweed Hussain. Hussain died in an airstrike in February.
According to the model, she was being groomed to be the next “White Widow,” a reference to Sally Jones, a British mother who converted to radical Islam and pledged allegiance to ISIS. (Jones was believed to have been killed in June 2017.)
Miners was arrested when she was discovered to be corresponding with Hussain, a correspondence that included a bomb-making manual.
After she suffered a miscarriage and broke up with her fiancé, Miners felt totally alone. It was when she became single that she turned to social media and met friends in Syria. She originally was drawn towards the plight of children in the area, but it wasn’t long before she was receiving friend requests from Syrian citizens.
Miners said “It’s embarrassing now but I liked the attention. I’d been so lonely. Now I felt I finally belonged. I craved the attention, the respect, and the offers of friendship.”
Miners was expected to go to Turkey, and then to Syria. However, antiterror police arrested her.. She could have faced 10 years in prison but was released on bail in January.
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