08/06/2018

An ISIS women’s cell in the UK

by Jean-René Belliardon

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An 18-year-old woman has been found guilty of plotting a terrorist attack in London as part of the UK’s first known all-women Isis cell.
Safaa Boular, who planned a grenade and gun attack on the British Museum, became the country’s youngest convicted female terror plotter.
The Old Bailey heard the teenager discussed the attack with her sister and mother using Alice in Wonderland-themed coded language after she was stopped from joining her husband in Syria.
She was found guilty of preparing acts of terrorism abroad and in the UK.
The jury took two days to deliberate before delivering a verdict. Boular did not react when the decision was read out.
Judge Mark Dennis QC put off sentencing for around six weeks for a report to be compiled.
Safaa Boular enlisted her sister, fellow Isis supporter Rizlaine Boular, 22, after Safaa was remanded in custody over an attempt to travel to Syria. Their mother, Mina Dich, 44, was also involved in discussions.
Both the 22-year-old and the 44-year-old from Vauxhall, south London, pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism and will be sentenced at a later date.
They were caught out after a “proactive” investigation by MI5 and counter terrorism police.
The court heard how the women used words based on an Alice in Wonderland tea party when talking about their plots over the phone.
Rizlaine said she knew “a few recipes for some amazing cakes” for a “proper like English tea party kind of thing”.
Safaa told her sister: “You can be the Mad Hatter ‘cause your hair’s crazy.”
Mother-of-four Dich responded: “That will be fun.”
The court heard that it all began after Safaa Boular became involved with Naweed Hussain, 32 – an Isis fighter – after the pair met online when she was 16. She said they had been introduced by a female Isis recruiter after the Paris terror attacks.
They married in an online ceremony and talked of donning his-and-hers suicide belts to achieve martyrdom together.
Police uncovered Boular’s plans to join him following an airport stop in August 2016 where her passport was confiscated.
She began scoping out locations for possible attacks while she was out on bail.
As well as the British Museum, she also checked out the MI6 headquarters, all the while spurred on by Hussain, who sent her “lovey-dovey messages”.
Her husband was killed in a drone strike, but not before he had revealed his intentions to British secret service agents posing as IS supporters online.
Boular learned of his death on 4 April last year, after an agent pretending to be Hussain’s commander let her know online what happened.
The grief-stricken teenager then decided she wanted to join her husband and revealed to the undercover agent about how he had planned to attack the British Musuem.
She said he had discussed carrying out the attack with a “tokarev” Russian-made pistol and “pineapples” – code for grenades.
After her younger sister was remanded in custody, Rizlaine Boular took a more active role in the plot.
The 22-year-old bought knives and a rucksack from Sainsbury’s and scoped out the Palace of Westminster along with her mother. They did not know they were under surveillance by counter terrorism police at the time.
Rizlaine Boular shared her plans with her friend Khawla Barghouthi, 21, and practised a knife attack at her home in Willesden, northwest London.
Barghouthi has since admitted to failing to alert authorities.
Rizlaine Boular was shot when armed police moved in to arrest the gang but made a full recovery.
Safaa Boular claimed during her trial that Hussain had groomed her. She said Hussain had made three attempts to get her to attack the UK – over Christmas 2016, Valentine’s Day and around her birthday in March last year – but she declined.
She said in the past she had wanted a peaceful married life in Raqqa, where women were not called “umbrella” or “post box” for wearing Islamic dress – but said she had changed since her arrest and now opts to wear Western clothes rather than a burka.
The teenager, who had viewed graphic beheadings and discussed killing former US President Barack Obama, told the court: “Nothing online is real.”
Counter terrorism chief Dean Haydon, of Scotland Yard, described her as a “confident, articulate, intelligent and a relatively mature 18-year-old” who had been “quite devious” in hiding the plot.
He said the “dysfunctional” family had access to a “vast amount” of extremist material.
The senior national coordinator for counter terrorism said the case demonstrated a worrying rise in youngsters being arrested for terrorism.
“This was, without doubt, a major investigation, a proactive investigation. This involved a family with murderous intent, the first all-female terrorist plot in the UK connected to Daesh.
“It’s difficult to say if we will see more females. We have seen young children involved in martyrdom attacks. We have seen Daesh using young children.
“Here in the UK, we have seen an increase in young people, teenagers, getting involved.
“Arrests of youngsters have increased over the last 12 months and clearly that is a concern for us.”

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07/06/2018

Grande Bretagne: Une adolescente, membre d’une cellule de Daech entièrement féminine, reconnue coupable de terrorisme

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Une femme de 18 ans a été reconnue coupable d’avoir comploté un attentat terroriste à Londres dans le cadre de la première cellule Isis entièrement féminine connue au Royaume-Uni.
Safaa Boular, qui avait planifié une attaque à la grenade et à l’arme à feu contre le British Museum, est devenue la plus jeune femme condamnée pour complot terroriste du pays.
La vieille Bailey a entendu l’adolescente discuter de l’attaque avec sa sœur et sa mère en utilisant le langage codé sur le thème d’Alice au pays des merveilles après qu’elle ait été empêchée de rejoindre son mari en Syrie.
Elle a été reconnue coupable d’avoir préparé des actes de terrorisme à l’étranger et au Royaume-Uni.
Le jury a mis deux jours à délibérer avant de rendre son verdict. Boular n’a pas réagi lorsque la décision a été lue.
Le juge Mark Dennis QC a repoussé la détermination de la peine d’environ six semaines pour qu’un rapport soit compilé.
Safaa Boular a enrôlé sa sœur, Rizlaine Boular, 22 ans, une autre partisane de Daech, après que Safaa ait été placée en détention provisoire pour avoir tenté de se rendre en Syrie. Leur mère, Mina Dich, 44 ans, a également participé aux discussions.
La femme de 22 ans et la mère de 44 ans, toutes les deux de Vauxhall, dans le sud de Londres, ont plaidé coupable d’avoir préparé des actes terroristes et doivent être jugées à une date ultérieure.
Elles ont été arrêtées après une enquête du MI5 et de la police antiterroriste.
La cour a entendu comment les femmes avaient utilisé des mots codés sur le thème d’Alice au pays des merveilles lorsqu’elles parlaient de leurs projets terroristes au téléphone.
Rizlaine disait, par exemple, qu’elle connaissait  » quelques recettes pour des gâteaux étonnants  » pour une  » sorte de thé anglais « .
Safaa répondait à sa sœur : « Tu peux être the Mad Hatter (chapelier fou) parce que tes cheveux sont fous. »
Ce à quoi la mère répondait : « Ce serait amusant. »
Le tribunal a appris que tout avait commencé après que Safaa Boular ait débuté une liaison avec Naweed Hussain, 32 ans – un combattant de Daech – une liaison qui avait débuté en ligne alors qu’elle avait 16 ans. Elle a expliqué qu’ils avaient été mis en contact par une femme recruteur de Daech après les attentats terroristes de Paris.
Ils se sont mariés lors d’une cérémonie en ligne et ont parlé de s’enfiler des ceintures kamikazes pour réaliser ensemble le martyre.
La police a découvert les plans de Boular pour le rejoindre à la suite d’une escale à l’aéroport en août 2016 où son passeport a été confisqué.
Elle a commencé à repérer des lieux d’attaques possibles pendant qu’elle était en liberté sous caution.
Outre le British Museum, elle a également visité le quartier général du MI6, sous l’impulsion de Hussain, qui lui envoyait des « messages d’amour ».
Son mari a été tué lors d’une frappe de drones, après avoir révélé par les réseaux sociaux ses intentions à des agents « infiltrés » des services secrets britanniques se faisant passer pour des partisans de l’EI sur la toile.
Boular a appris sa mort le 4 avril 2017, après qu’un agent prétendant être le commandant de Hussain lui ait fait savoir en ligne ce qui s’était passé.
L’adolescente en deuil a alors décidé qu’elle voulait rejoindre son mari et a révélé à l’agent infiltré comment elle avait prévu d’attaquer le British Musuem.
Elle a dit qu’elle voulait mener l’attaque avec un pistolet « tokarev » de fabrication russe et des « ananas » – code pour les grenades.
Après que sa jeune sœur ait été placée en détention provisoire, Rizlaine Boular a joué un rôle plus actif dans le complot.
La jeune femme de 22 ans a acheté des couteaux et un sac à dos chez Sainsbury’s et a visité le palais de Westminster avec sa mère. Elles ignoraient qu’elles étaient sous la surveillance de la police antiterroriste à l’époque.
Rizlaine Boular a partagé ses plans avec son amie Khawla Barghouthi, 21 ans, et s’est entraînée à mener une attaque au couteau chez elle à Willesden, au nord-ouest de Londres.
Barghouthi a depuis lors admis ne pas avoir alerté les autorités.
Rizlaine Boular a été blessée lorsque la police armée est intervenue pour arrêter le groupe, mais elle s’est complètement rétablie.
Safaa Boular a affirmé au cours de son procès que Hussain l’avait préparée. Elle a dit que Hussain lui avait demandé trois fois d’attaquer le Royaume-Uni – pendant Noël 2016, la Saint-Valentin et autour de son anniversaire en mars de l’année dernière – mais elle avait refusé.
Elle a dit qu’elle voulait, elle, une vie de couple paisible à Raqqa, où les femmes n’étaient pas appelées « umbrella » (parapluie) ou « post box » (boîte postale) lorsqu’lles portaient une robe islamique – mais elle a ajouté qu’elle avait changé depuis son arrestation et choisit maintenant de porter des vêtements occidentaux plutôt qu’une burka.
L’adolescent, qui avait vu des vidéos de décapitation et discuté de l’assassinat de l’ancien président américain Barack Obama, a déclaré à la cour : « Rien en ligne n’est réel. »
Le chef de la lutte contre le terrorisme, Dean Haydon, de Scotland Yard, l’a décrite comme une personne  » confiante, claire, intelligente et relativement mûre pour 18 ans  » et qui avait été  » très sournoise  » dans ses efforts pour cacher le complot terroriste.
Il a dit que la famille « dysfonctionnelle » avait accès à une « vaste quantité » de matériel extrémiste.
Le coordonnateur national principal de la lutte contre le terrorisme a déclaré que l’affaire montrait une augmentation inquiétante du nombre de jeunes arrêtés pour terrorisme.
« Il s’agissait, sans aucun doute, d’une enquête majeure, d’une enquête proactive. Il s’agissait d’une famille aux intentions meurtrières, le premier complot terroriste entièrement féminin au Royaume-Uni lié à Daesh.
« Il est difficile de dire si nous verrons plus de femmes. Nous avons vu de jeunes enfants impliqués dans des attaques martyrs. Nous avons vu Daesh utiliser de jeunes enfants.


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June 5, 1967 – the six-day war was won by Mossad and Aman (military intelligence)

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(Excerpt from “Enfer des Espions” – New world 2010 edition – Jean René Belliard)
A historical reminder to think about
…Yuri Andropov, the new boss of the KGB is a strong and ambitious man. He took over the management of the agency in 1967. Andropov was an ambassador for the USSR. in Hungary at the time of the Budapest uprising against the communist regime. It is haunted by the idea that any communist regime could collapse like a house of cards. The secret police must therefore be constantly on the lookout for the grain. Andropov will lead the KGB. with an iron hand.
The Soviets have a vested interest in putting fuel on the fire in the Middle East. They believe that a conflict between Israel and the Arab states can only inflame the hatred of Jews among Arabs and consequently the hatred of those who support the Hebrew state: the United States and Western countries. They are increasing arms deliveries to Arab countries. They also put their intelligence networks at the service of their allies. Thus the Soviet government informed the Egyptian and Syrian governments that an Israeli attack could take place on 17 May 1967.
It is believed that this information was far-reaching and led both parties to war.
On May 15, the Israeli national holiday, the Tel Aviv government decides to organize a military parade in the Jewish area of Jerusalem. This military parade is for the Arabs only the camouflage of an offensive device. On 17 May, Egyptian and Syrian troops went on full alert. On the 18th, the Egyptian government demands the withdrawal of the United Nations Emergency Force (U.N.E.F.) from Gaza and Sinai. Mr. Thant, Secretary-General of the United Nations, was forced to follow Egypt’s request on 19 May.
On May 22, President Nasser announced the mining of the Strait of Tiran, the closure of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli ships, as well as to foreign ships carrying strategic equipment to Israel. At the same time, 6 Egyptian divisions were heading towards the Israeli border.
On 31 May, King Hussein signed a mutual defence agreement with President Nasser between their two countries.
For the Israeli government, each of these events constitutes a casus belli. The Tel Aviv government is asking the United States to honour the commitments made by Eisenhower in 1957, which guarantee free access for ships bound for Eilat. But the Johnson administration is bogged down in the Vietnam conflict and can send nothing but an international fleet to clear the Tiran Strait.
Israeli spies contributed to the victory
On 5 June 1967, at dawn, the Israeli army attacked. Tsahal, the Israeli army, wins the victory in less than three hours. His air force destroyed most of Egypt’s air forces on the ground. The action was facilitated by the fact that “there was at least one Katsa or Mossad informant in all Egyptian air bases and headquarters. There were no less than three at the High Command Headquarters in Cairo – three staff officers returned.” (Secret History of Mossad” – Gordon Thomas – Editions Nouveau Monde. Page 64)
Israeli secret agents had discovered that between “7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., the radar surveillance units reached their maximum vulnerability level.” (idem – page 65) As for the pilots, most did not show up at the hangars until around 8 a.m.”. At that time, the ground teams had already started to take the aircraft out of the hangars to refuel and arm them. For about 15 minutes, the tarmac was crowded with tankers and ammunition vehicles.” (idem – page 66)
Israeli aircraft strike at 0801 hours. In a few minutes the Israeli jets ensured total control of the air. Arab armies without air cover will suffer the biggest defeat in their history.
A defeat with far-reaching consequences for the Arabs
In six days, Egyptians, Syrians and Jordanians lost more than 30,000 men, 430 aircraft, 500 pieces of artillery, 800 tanks, 10,000 trucks and other transport vehicles, a submarine, several other naval units, as well as a Sol-Air SA2 missile base, found abandoned in the Sinai desert. Material losses will amount to approximately EUR 1.5 billion. On the Israeli side, 676 people were reported dead, 40 planes and 100 tanks destroyed.
The disaster is tragic for the Arab populations. Not only are hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees seeing the hope of seeing the houses from which they were driven in 1948 disappearing, but their ranks are still being swelled by 208,000 “displaced”. 115,000 people, already refugees, have returned to the exodus. The number of Palestinian refugees, scattered throughout the various Arab countries, now reaches 1,300,000 people. 1,061,400 Arabs have just come under Israeli control: 600,000 in the West Bank, 66,000 in the old city of Jerusalem, 356,000 in Gaza, 33,000 in the Sinai desert and 6400, mostly Druze, in the Golan.
A democratic problem for Israel
The Israelis have won such a crushing victory that it becomes impossible for them to understand the urgency of making peace with the Arabs. They prefer to cling to their territorial conquests. And not just any of them: they conquered most of the land of Israel which was the objective of the Zionist movement: they now control the old city of Jerusalem, Jericho, Hebron, Nablus and all those cities of the West Bank which are at the heart of the biblical land.
It is clear that the Israelis will not give up their conquests any time soon. As proof, the answer of Moshe Dayan, the Minister of Defence of the Israeli government to a question on a possible peace negotiation with King Hussein of Jordan: If he wants to speak, “he knows my telephone number”, implied, it is certainly not we who will actively seek to make peace!
But by clinging to all its conquests, Israel will find itself faced with a dilemma: How to remain a democratic state? As a result of his military victory, one million Palestinians, with a fertility rate higher than the Jews, came to swell the population of the Hebrew state. If Israel wants to remain a Jewish state, it can only do so by oppressing the legitimate aspirations of these Palestinians. There are three possible alternatives for Israel:
to be a Jewish state living in the whole land of Israel, but not democratic,
or
a democratic state throughout the land of Israel, but not Jewish,
or even
a Jewish and democratic state but not in the whole land of Israel.
There is something else: the Palestinian identity. Until 6 June 1967, there was no Palestinian people as such. There was the Palestinian refugee problem in a number of Arab countries. There were West Jordanian subjects of King Hussein of Jordan and there were inhabitants of Gaza Egyptian subjects. The inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza did not feel Palestinian but Jordanian or Egyptian. The conquest of the territories of the West Bank and Gaza will at the same time create a Palestinian problem within the very limits of the great Israel that the Israelis dream of creating.

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