Friday, 3 August 2018

Youngest woman to be convicted of plotting terror attack on British soil jailed for life with a 13-year minimum term

The youngest woman to be convicted of plotting a terror attack on British soil has been jailed for life with a 13-year minimum term.

Safaa Boular, 18, of Vauxhall, London, was convicted of preparing acts of terrorism and attempting to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

She had been groomed online by her fiance, an IS fighter, who later died.

Boular was in the UK's first all-female cell with her mother and sister, who were jailed at the Old Bailey in June.

Passing sentence, Judge Mark Dennis QC told Boular her views were "deeply entrenched" and "she was old enough to make her own decisions, and her own choices".

Defence Joel Bennathan QC said Boular had a neglectful mother and a radicalised sister, describing her an ill child from a damaging home who was groomed, radicalised and sexually groomed by a number of grown ups.

He said there has been a "genuine" change in her character since her arrest.

Prosecutors said the British Museum was one of the possible targets for her attack.

Safaa Boular and her sister had been secretly recorded talking about a Mad Hatter's tea party, which was code for an attack.

Boular's sister and mother had pleaded guilty to the preparation of terrorist acts.

Rizlaine Boular, 22, who was to carry out an attack near Parliament, was sentenced to life, with a minimum term of 16 years.

Mina Dich, 44, was sentenced six years and nine months at the Old Bailey for helping her daughter.

BBC       News.

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