Jihadi punk rocker Sally Jones will ‘never leave the caliphate’, despite friends last week revealing that the woman wanted to return to Britain.
The terror recruiter, nicknamed the ‘White Widow’, was thought to be desperate to return home from Raqqa, ISIS’s de-facto capital in Syria, which is currently under siege by US-backed coalition forces.
But a friend in Raqqa said that Jones will stay with ISIS ‘until she dies’, adding that she ‘doesn’t want to go anywhere’.
The friend, named only as Aisha, said that Jones recently fled Raqqa for the eastern city al-Mayadeen.
The woman told The Times, said: ‘I am full of admiration for her. Muslims from the outside are not like us.
‘A convert will catch Islam tightly and not let it go. Because she is a Muslim she will come here and never leave.
‘She ran to al-Mayadeen, but she told me she would stay until she dies. She doesn’t want to go anywhere.’
Jones fled Britain to join ISIS back in 2013 alongside toyboy lover Junaid Hussain, taking her then-nine-year-old son JoJo with her.
The 12-year-old boy – now named Hamza – is believed to have been forced to execute prisoners during his time there after being brainwashed.
Hussain was killed in 2015 aged 21 in a US drone strike.
It has been claimed Jones is using Hamza as human shield in an attempt to stop the US from carrying out a similar strike on her.
Jones, 50, from Kent, is a high priority on the Pentagon’s ‘kill list’ because she is believed to have masterminded dozens of terror plots.
Last week a friend also called Aisha – though it’s unclear if it is the same woman who spoke to The Times – told Sky News about Jones’ desire to return to Britain.
‘She was crying and wants to get back to Britain but ISIS is preventing her because she is now a military wife,’ she said. ‘She told me she wish to go to her country.’
Relatives fear it may be too late for Hamza to return to life in Britain after gruesome footage emerged purportedly showing the boy shooting prisoners in the head.
Responding to the reports, family insiders said Sally ‘only does what she wants’ and they could never forgive her for leaving.
‘I don’t think she quite understands the position she has put herself in,’ the source added. ‘Perhaps she does now she’s on the losing side.
‘We all have choices in life and she’s made hers. She had no right to take her son with her. He was only nine when she went over there.
‘She’s unfathomable. She does what she wants to do and it doesn’t matter about anyone else.
‘I will never forgive her for what she has done. Not just her but what she did to her sons, both of them.’
They also condemned ‘sick statements’ posted on Twitter after the death of Fusilier Lee Rigby, in which she said she wanted to behead Christians with a blunt knife.
Loved ones have previously told of how ‘beautiful and intelligent’ Jones lost her way to drugs, before becoming warped by extremist ideologies.
She met Birmingham-based Hussain, who was once jailed for hacking Tony Blair’s address book, online where she would reportedly discuss conspiracy theories and black magic in forums.
A prolific social media user, she has used various Twitter accounts to issue terror threats against Britain.
In May 2016 an account claiming to be Jones posted: ‘To be honest I wouldn’t go into Central London through June. Or even July. Well to be honest I wouldn’t go there at all, especially by Tube.’
Further Tweets made statements such as ‘England… Boom’ and ‘London-Glasgow-Wales Booooom!’
US-backed forced in Syria breached ISIS defenses surrounding the city’s Old City this week as they move to take the terror group’s de-facto capital.
The breakthrough was described as the most significant advance so-far in the weeks-old battle to drive ISIS out.
It came shortly before Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi hailed a ‘big victory’ in Mosul, as troops pushed to wipe out 300 jihadis still holed up in the Old City there.
Iraqi government forces have been fighting for months to recapture the country’s second-city from ISIS, with at least 2,000 ISIS fighters killed.
Source: Daily Mail