One crucial missing factor in the research behind the pantomime caricature figure of the White Widow AKA Samantha Lewthwaite is the propensity for military and spook connected families to use mind control on their own family members for multi-generational projects. This has been corroborated by a number of testimonies including Marine Chief of Staff's wife Kay Griggs and CIA multi generational MKULTRA victim Cathy O'Brien.
Don't be a sucker for spook invented phantoms. There's enough of it going around. Like that other sitcom beheading of James Foley