Islamic State Supporting Woman Admits to St. Paul’s Cathedral Bomb Plot

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: City workers eat their lunches in front of St Paul's Cathedral during the sweltering lunchtime break in the City of London on August 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. The Met Office has said that the UK heatwave will last until Wednesday morning, with temperatures …
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LONDON (AP) – A British woman who supported the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Middlesex in southeast England, admitted to the preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications. She spoke at a hearing at Central London Criminal Court.

Prosecutors said Shaikh made contact with someone who could prepare explosives and went on a reconnaissance trip to scope out the historic site.

She also shared terrorist documents through groups using the Telegram messaging app between August 2019 and October 2019.

She is to be sentenced May 12.


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