Op-Ed: ‘Searching for Samantha’ and the bits terrorism narratives leave out

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Jul 22nd, 2014

On Sunday night, Carte Blanche broadcast the BBC documentary ‘Searching for Samantha’, about the so-called ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite and her connections to terrorism. Included in the documentary is mention of Lewthwaite’s time in Johannesburg and the alleged “red carpet” welcome she received from Joburg’s Muslim community. There are undeniably alarming elements to the story, but the documentary raises perhaps as many questions as it answers, writes REBECCA DAVIS.

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