Teenage Girl Found Guilty Of Plotting All-Female UK Terror Attack
On June 4, an 18-year-old girl was found guilty of plotting a terror attack in London, with her sister, Rizlaine Boular, and mother, Mina Dich. The attack on British museum in London is being called the UK’s first all-female, ISIS-related terrorist plot. The accused, Safaa Boular, 18, of Vauxhall, London, has become Britain’s youngest condemned female Islamic State terrorist.
Safaa Boular, who planned a grenade and gun attack, used Alice in Wonderland themes as code for the attack, including “having a mad hatter tea party”
A jury at the Old Bailey found the accused guilty of two offences of the grounding of terrorist acts. Safaa was detained for her earlier attempt of travelling to Syria. She had been trying to reach Syria and marry an ISIS fighter. However, her attempts were foiled by the police. She soon recruited her elder sister.
Her sister and mother had already pleaded guilty to planning a knife attack in London.
The UK’s youngest female terrorist was just 16 when she met ISIS fighter Naweed Hussain, aged 30, online. They remained in contact for three months. She declared her love for him and regarded it as online Islamic marriage.
The prosecutor, Duncan Atkinson, said Boular and Hussain “planned to launch an attack against members of the public, selected largely at random, in the environs of that cultural jewel and most popular of tourist attractions, the British Museum, in central London”.
According to him, Boular wished to marry Hussain and convey out a suicide attack in Syria.
However, Safaa had claimed that she never agreed to any attacks. During the trial session, her lawyer claimed that she was a child and had been “groomed” by Hussain.
Sentencing against the three will be at a later hearing. Safaa will be sentenced in around six weeks’ time.
The trio’s plan was ultimately foiled by counter-terrorism police and the security services’ investigation and surveillance.
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