The teenager, who is said to have wanted to “become a martyr,” is thought to be the youngest British woman to be charged with planning a terrorist attack on UK soil.
How did this understanding of Islam become so widespread? Are the mosques teaching against it? No. It is true Islam, authentic Islam. Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in mosques, even as several hundred young Muslims from the US have gone to wage jihad for the Islamic State. If the moderates really reject extremism, let them show it by instituting genuine programs to teach against this view of Islam.
‘Jihadi bride’, 17, ‘married an ISIS fighter over SKYPE and plotted to launch UK attack with firearms and ‘pineapple’ hand grenades shipped from Syria’
- She wed Naweed Hussain who went to Syria to join up with jihadis, court hears
- Allegedly planned an atrocity in which she would use hand grenades and pistol
- Said to be youngest British woman charged with planning terrorist attack in UK
- Court told youngster was 16 when she hatched a murderous plot with Hussain
By Rebecca Camber, Crime Correspondent For The Daily Mail, 27 July 2017:
A girl of 17 married an IS fighter on Skype and then plotted a terror attack at a British museum, a court heard yesterday.
The teenager used the video chat system to wed Naweed Hussain, a Briton who had travelled to Syria to join up with jihadis.
Together they allegedly planned an atrocity in which she would use hand grenades and a pistol to kill innocent civilians.
In court yesterday, she strolled into the dock wearing a navy Nike tracksuit, with her long hair swept back in a high ponytail.
The teenager, who is said to have wanted to ‘become a martyr’, is thought to be the youngest British woman to be charged with planning a terrorist attack on UK soil.
Westminster Magistrates Court heard how the youngster was 16 when she hatched a murderous plot with Hussain.
Her 32-year-old husband, a British Pakistani from Coventry, had travelled to Syria in June 2015 leaving his first wife and family behind.It was claimed that he had earlier tried to radicalise a former Sun Page 3 girl as he hunted on Facebook for a bride to join him in Syria.
Prosecutors believe he later got in contact with the 17-year-old girl, who was said to be ‘self-radicalised’.
Police stopped her travelling to Syria to be with him in August last year and the pair married over Skype weeks later.
When the jihadi, who calls himself Abu Usamah al-Britani, was later killed in fierce fighting in the IS stronghold of Raqqa, his young bride is alleged to have taken charge of their plot from the £1million home in London where she lived with her family.
She is accused of arranging for hand grenades – which she dubbed ‘pineapples’ – and a Russian semi-automatic Tokarev pistol to be brought into Britain for the attack which is thought to have been planned for a British museum.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was on bail at the time after being charged in April this year with planning to travel to Syria.