An 18-year-old became the youngest female authorities have charged and convicted of a terrorist offense in the United Kingdom after she was found guilty Monday of plotting a terrorist attack in London on behalf of the Islamic State group.
The woman, Safaa Boular, was planning to travel to Syria to join her fiancee, 32-year-old Naweed Hussain, an Islamic State group fighter whom she met online. Boular corresponded with Hussain for two years online and discussed suicide bombings and other violent attacks with him through picture and instant messages, according to messages recovered by the U.K. police from Boular’s phone.
Authorities stopped her from traveling to Syria after police interviewed her in August 2016 at an airport stop as she was returning to the U.K. after vacationing with her family in Morocco.
She admitted to authorities that she had between 300 and 400 Islamic State group connections online. She also revealed her affinity for Islamic State group ideologies and her desire to die as a martyr to the caliphate, according to Sky News. . .
The U.K. police bugged Boular’s house to keep tabs on her communications. They discovered that Boular encouraged her mother, 44-year-old Mina Dich, and her sister, 22-year-old Rizlaine Boular, to plot a knife attack at the British Museum in Westminster, which they secretly referred to as the “Alice-In-Wonderland” plot. (Read more from “18-Year-Old Girl Found Guilty of Plotting ISIS Attack” HERE)