Wednesday, October 16, 2019

UK: 36 year old women charged over plot to bomb St Paul's Cathedral

(London) 36 year old Safiyya Amira Shaikh, found herself in court yesterday charged with the preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications.  Prosecutors also claim that, between August 19 and October 10 this year, she prepared the words of a pledge of allegiance to ISIS.

While carrying out her reconnaissance mission, it is alleged she stayed at a central London hotel, which she also identified as a potential target.  Prosecutors claim Ms Shaikh intended to leave one of the devices in the hotel and then carry the other into St Paul’s, where she would detonate it, killing herself and as many other innocent people as possible. But she was arrested when it turned out that her bomb making contact was an undercover officer.

She was remanded in custody , with her next date in court being the 1st of Nov.