Syria: Scots student calls for UK terror attacks

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

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

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.”

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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.”