A British girl who affirmed the so-called Islamic Condition team pleaded guilty Friday to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Metropolitan Police said.
Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, from Middlesex, south-east England, confessed to the planning of terrorist actions and dissemination of terrorist publications.
Prosecutors said Shaikh made contact with somebody who might prepare explosives and proceeded to a reconnaissance trip to scope out the historical website.
The girl”went to central London and stayed in a resort to run reconnaissance; chose the hotel for a goal to an explosive device; attended St Paul’s Cathedral to the extent it, for safety and for the very best location to plant another explosive device,” the police statement said.
She”fulfilled an individual and provided her two bags, with the purpose and belief that explosive devices could be fitted to the bags; ready that the words of a pledge of allegiance to Daesh, also referred to as Islamic State.”
Shaikh also shared terrorist records via classes employing the Telegram messaging program between August 2019 and October 2019.
UK terror threat
Britain has faced several terror attacks by Islamist militants lately.
The Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 murdered 23 people including the perpetrator.
Five people were murdered in March a year ago after a guy rammed his car into pedestrians around the Westminster Bridge.
An additional eight people lost their lives last June after three assailants went to a stabbing spree across London Bridge along with also a man who died two weeks later after being struck by a van near a mosque in north London.