World’s most wanted woman resurfaces on social media

WASHINGTON — The world’s most wanted woman returned to social media Monday taunting U.S. and British authorities who want to capture her on terrorism charges.

Sally Jones converted to Islam in 2012 and at age 45 fled to Syria with her 19-year-old boyfriend — Junaid Hussain, whom she later married. He was believed to be the architect of the Islamic State’s social media recruiting and messaging program.

Jones began calling herself Umm Hussain Britanyia. She went into hiding after Hussain was killed in a drone strike on Aug. 26 — emerging, recently with revenge on her mind.

In September, the former punk rocker boldly popped up on Twitter and started eulogizing her dead husband and threatening revenge — she even posted several alleged hit-lists of Americans. But each of her Twitter accounts was shut down after a matter of hours.

On Monday, she appeared again on the Internet, posting a document on, which has already been taken down, purporting to include the current address of the Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden.

She writes that the Navy Seal still lives in his hometown and mentions the man’s father by name.

In her posting, she says the Seal has been “(sic) spending his time traveling around America putting on seminars boasting about killing Sheikh Osama R.A, and then going back home to Daddy who is a ex criminal & was imprisoned for 2 years for fraud.”

It’s believed she’s returned to Britain and authorities have cast a wide net looking for her. So are U.S. authorities. On Sept. 23, Secretary of State John Kerry named her, “a specially designated global terrorist,” which allows additional resources including financial and other resources to be allocated in the quest to capture her.

J.J. Green

JJ Green is WTOP's National Security Correspondent. He reports daily on security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments, and provides regular on-air and online analysis. He is also the host of two podcasts: Target USA and Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America.

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