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ISIS Supporter Pleads Guilty to London Cathedral Bomb Plot

ISIS Supporter Pleads Guilty to London Cathedral Bomb Plot

Friday, 21 February, 2020 - 12:30
FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians use the Millennium Bridge on the South Bank, opposite St. Paul's Cathedral, in London, Britain December 27, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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A British woman who supported ISIS pleaded guilty Friday to two terrorism offenses, including 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 has been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing at the Old Bailey in May.


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