Three women were charged Thursday in what is believed to be Britain’s first all-female Islamist terror plot.
The women are accused of planning to murder “a person or persons unknown” between April 11 and April 28. Two of them wore burqas to court, but the judge forced them to remove their veils, according to The Times.
Rizlaine Boular, 21, was shot by anti-terror officials in late April when she was arrested in London with her 20-year-old accomplice Khawla Barghouthi. Boular’s mother, Mona Dish, 43, was arrested the same day.
Boular is charged with engaging in conduct “with the intention of committing acts of terrorism.” Dich and Barghouthi are charged with intending to assist her. They will appear in court May 19.
French authorities warned of a rise in female-dominated Islamic State terror cells in September. A group of women were arrested after three bottles of diesel fuel and five canisters of cooking gas were discovered Sept. 4 in a car near the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Police detained two girls weeks later in the city of Nice for plotting to carry out an attack. (RELATED: ISIS Increasingly Using Women And Children To Terrorize France)
“The terrorist organization uses not only women, but young women, who get to know each other and develop their plot from a distance,” Paris Prosecutor François Molins told reporters in September.
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