The youngest woman, Safaa Boular, 18 who is convicted of plotting a terror attack on British soil has been jailed for life. she hid her Islamic State-inspired plans in coded conversations about preparations for an innocent Mad Hatter’s tea party. She became the final member of Britain’s first all-woman terror cell to be sentenced at the Old Bailey.
Boular was sitting her GCSEs when she was seduced online by IS fighter Naweed Hussain, who was originally from Coventry. After she was stopped from joining the 32-year-old in Syria, she discussed a grenade and gun attack on the British Museum instead.
Their plans were uncovered by online MI5 role-players and the Boular family home in Vauxhall, south London, was bugged. Boular’s resolve was strengthened when she learned Hussain had been killed in a drone strike in early April last year. While in custody for trying to travel to the war zone, she passed the baton to her older sibling Rizlaine. In coded telephone calls, they discussed a traditional English tea party with an Alice in Wonderland theme, the trial heard.