Female Islamic State supporter admits to plotting to bomb London’s St Paul’s Cathedral

Published By ITCT News Desk On : February 21, 2020
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Undated photo issued Friday Feb. 21, 2020, by London's Metropolitan Police, showing Safiyya Amira Shaikh. (Metropolitan Police via AP)

A female supporter of the terrorist group Islamic State on Friday pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb London’s historic St Paul’s Cathedral and an unnamed hotel in the capital.

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.

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