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A British woman born in the United Kingdom vowed on Twitter that she wanted to become the first female from her country to kill a Western captive in Syria.
According to the Huffington Post, Khadijah Dare and her husband, a fighter for ISIS named Abu Bakr, relocated to Syria in 2012. The couple is living among the extremist militant group with their two sons.
“Any links 4 da execution of da journalist plz. Allahu Akbar. UK must b shaking up ha ha. I wna b da 1st UK woman 2 kill a UK or US terorrist!” Dare tweeted.
Dare’s tweet and her account were removed. The London native regularly attended the Lewisham Islamic Center in London, notes The Evening Standard. The mosque is linked to Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who were convicted of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in 2013. Rigby was attacked and killed by the pair while off duty, reported BBC News.
Dare also glorified the recent beheading of photojournalist James Foley, and asked for links to video of the murder. She also urged others to join her.
“All da people back in Dar ul kufr [land of disbelievers] what are you waiting for ... hurry up and join da caravan to where the laws of Allah is implemented,” Dare tweeted.
On her Twitter profile, the woman has a picture of her young son holding an AK47. She and her husband were reportedly expecting a child last year, reported The Independent.
Dare is just one of the many British citizens who have gone to Syria to fight. Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said the organization is a direct threat to the UK's national security.
"We have been saying for a long time that there are a significant number of British nationals in Syria and Iraq operating with extremist organisations," Hammond said.
In a documentary filmed in the U.K. last year, Dare called herself Maryam, and said she didn’t consider herself a fighter but desired to become a martyr.