All-Female Jihadi Group Accused of Planning Westminster Terror Attack Appear in Court

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Three Islamist women, including a mother and daughter accused of planning a knife rampage outside the Houses of Parliament, appeared in court today.

Mina Dich, 43, her daughter Rizlaine Boular, 21, and friend Khawla Barghouthi, 20, plotted “to murder a person or persons unknown” in April this year  — in an attack that the trio codenamed ‘English Tea Party’, the court heard.

“There was a description of cake and a tea party,” said prosecutor Lindsay Weinstein, desribing coded messages sent between Dich and her daughter. “They said that at that point the recipe was not ready.”

Boular was shot four times by armed police during a raid on Barghouti’s home in Willesden Green in north-west London in April, and was arrested following emergency surgery and a spell in hospital, sources revealed at the court hearing.

Her mother Dich was detained in a separate raid in Kent.

Appearing at the Old Bailey via video link from HMP Bronzefield, Barghouti and Dich wore niqabs  — Islamic veils which cover the face  — raising their hands to identify themselves. Barghouti wore an ordinary hijab.

The judge told the court: “The defendants are all charged with conspiracy to murder.”

The prosecution told jurors “there was a plan to attack one or more members of the public in the Westminster area” between 11 and 28 April, and that weapons had been purchased.

No pleas were entered to the charges of engaging in the preparation of a terrorist act and conspiracy to murder.

Breitbart London reported earlier this month on how jihadists who dubbed themselves ‘The Three Musketeers’ in encrypted messages were found guilty of planning Lee Rigby-style attacks on police and military personnel in the UK.

The terror gang, based in the West Midlands, were arrested in August 2016 after police found a stash of weapons in Naweed Ali’s car, which included a pipe bomb and a machete engraved with the word ‘infidel’, hidden in a multicoloured JD Sports bag.

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