Kimberley Miners, who claims she was brainwashed by ISIS recruiters
Kimberley Miners, 29, from London, claims she was groomed and indoctrinated online by ISIS recruiter Naweed Hussain, who died in an airstrike in February.
She said they wanted her to become the next ‘White Widow’ and follow in the footsteps of Sally Jones, a British mother of one who sacrificed her life to the cause earlier this year.
Miss Miners was arrested by anti-terror police last year after they discovered correspondence between her and Hussain which included a bomb-making manual.
She told The Sun she believed ISIS wanted to use her as a new version of Jones.
Miss Miners, who was released after security chiefs realised she had been duped, told The Sun she has ‘totally fallen for it’.
Pictured: Kimberley Miners, 29, from London, claims she was groomed and indoctrinated online by IS recruiter Naweed Hussain.
Miss Miners was released after security chiefs realised she had been duped by ISIS
She described how Hussain flattered her and boosted her confidence, even convincing her to change her name to Aisha Lauren al-Britaniya.
Miss Miners told the newspaper she was lonely after suffering a miscarriage and breaking up with her fiance.
She said she didn’t use social media properly until she became single and through loneliness, began making friends with people in Syria after sympathising with the plight of refugees.
Miss Miners said: ‘I was upset by what was happening in Syria to the children. I wanted to do something to help.
‘I started sharing videos of bomb attacks in the hope of showing people what was going on.
‘I soon started receiving lots of friend requests from people in Syria. They’d message me on Facebook.
ISIS recruiter: Naweed Hussain contacted Miss Miners on Facebook after she shared a video sympathising with the plight of Syrian refugees
Miss Miners, a former traffic warden (left) and street cleaner (right) was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of terrorist material in October 2016
ISIS recruiters wanted Ms Miners to become the new ‘White Widow’ – the name given to jihadi convert Sally Jones (pictured), who is believed to have been killed last year
‘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.’