Thursday, May 11, 2017

UK: 3 female jihadists in court over terrorist plot

(London) A mother and daughter have appeared in court charged over Britain's first all-woman alleged terror plot.

Mina Dich, 43, and her daughter Rizlaine Boular, 21, have been charged along with Khawla Barghouthi, 20, over an alleged plan to carry out a knife attack in Westminster. Boular and Dich wore burkas and lifted their veils to show their eyes when requested to do so by chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot today, while Barghouthi wore a hijab.

Their day in court transpired after armed officers swooped on Barghouthi's home in Willesden, north west London, on April 27, where they arrested her and shot Boular. Dich, was arrested in Kent the same day. The three women are accused of conspiring together to murder 'a person or persons unknown' between April 11 and April 28 2017. Boular was also charged with engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts between the same dates, while Dich and Barghouthi are charged with intending to assist her.  The trio were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on May 19.