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Syria: Scots student calls for UK terror attacks

A photo from the student's Twitter account. She identifies herself as being in the middle of the picture. Picture: Twitter

A photo from the student's Twitter account. She identifies herself as being in the middle of the picture. Picture: Twitter

  • by ALASTAIR DALTON
 

A SCOTTISH student who moved to Syria has used Twitter to call for terrorist attacks in Britain, it was reported yesterday.

The medical student, who is said to have left last November to become a “jihadi bride”, referred to the murder of a soldier in London and two attacks in the United States. She is believed to be in her early 20s and from Glasgow.

Using the Twitter name 
@UmmLayth_, she wrote: “If you cannot make it to the battlefield, then bring the battlefield to yourself. Be sincere and be a Mujahid wherever you may be.”

In another Tweet, sent in June, she wrote: “Follow the examples of your Brothers from Woolwich, Texas and Boston etc.”

Soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to death in London last summer, while a soldier killed three others and himself at a US army base in Texas in April, and three people were killed in the Boston Marathon bombing in April last year.

News that the woman was from Scotland came days after a masked man with a London accent was seen in a video of the killing of US journalist James Foley.

The tweeter, believed to be a former diagnostic radiography student, posted on Thursday: “Could someone pls make Hijrah [journey] from Scotland already and bring me Irn-Bru.” She has also said her family, from Pakistan, did not support her decision to go to Syria.

In another tweet, she quoted former al-Qaeda terrorist Sheikh Abu Yahya Al-Libi: “Whoever carries out an individual operation (in USA/UK/FRANCE etc) against any country that is openly waging a war against Muslims and oppressing them…is in fact participating in the Jihad.”

 
 
 

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