Former British Punk Rocker Turned ISIS Jihadist, Sally Jones, Reportedly Killed In Drone Strike
Sally Jones was an aspiring punk rock musician in England. In the 90's, she played in the all-woman band Krunch. I guess that career didn't pan out for her, because she had converted to Islam, changed her name to Sakinah Hussain and moved to the Syrian Islamic State stronghold, Raqqa. Jones is believed to have converted after meeting Junaid Hussain, 20, online. Hussain is one of the suspects in the beheading of US journalist James Foley, but was killed in 2015 by a U.S. drone strike. She was nicknamed the "White Widow" after this.
Jones began posting rants online wearing black with her face veiled, posing with an AK-47, saying she wants to behead all Christians with a "blunt knife," according to a report in the Daily Mail. She would use social media to try to recruit other women to join ISIS. According to a new report from The Guardian, she is believed to be dead after a drone airstrike in June:
The British member of Islamic State Sally Jones is believed to have been killed, along with her 12-year-old son Jojo, in a US airstrike.
Although there is confidence she is dead, it is impossible to be categorical given the inability to collect evidence on the ground. Other members of Isis have been reported dead only to reappear.
Jones, dubbed “the white widow” by some in the press, was a regular propagandist on social media. She had more than 20 handles on Twitter but there has been no activity from her in recent months.
The Pentagon was unable to confirm her death. Spokesman Maj Adrian Rankine-Galloway said, “I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this.” Another Foreign Office spokeswoman added, “We do not comment on matters of national security.”