Member Of All-Female IS Terror Cell Wanted To Die In Knife Attack, Court Told

From the Daily Mail:
A member of Britain’s first all-female Islamic State terror cell ‘wanted to die’ in an attack on the Palace of Westminster, a court heard.

Rizlaine Boular, 22, planned to strike random members of the public to cause widespread panic, injury and death in April last year, the Old Bailey heard.

The mother-of-one adopted the murderous scheme from her sister Safaa Boular, 18, who was in custody over an attempt to become a jihadi bride in Syria the year before.

Counter-terrorism police swooped to arrest her after a proactive surveillance operation with MI5, the court has heard.

Rizlaine Boular has pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism along with her mother Mina Dich, 44, from Vauxhall, south London, who helped her.

Her friend Khawla Barghouthi, 21, from Willesden, north-west London, has admitted failing to disclose the plot.

In mitigation, Rizlaine Boular’s lawyer Imran Khan QC said: ‘In short, Rizlaine Boular embarked on this course of conduct because she wanted to die.

‘She knew as soon as she produced a knife in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster police officers would swoop and kill her, and that’s what she wanted at that time.’

He said she was radicalised online after being sacked from a marketing sales team for wearing Muslim clothes after three months.

She also suffered in an abusive marriage to a local imam after being prevented from travelling to Syria in 2014, he said.

On failed efforts to steer her away from IS, he said: ‘If there was Prevent intervention it was certainly not sufficient.

‘The intervention was not as robust as it could have been and should have been.’…

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