Safiyya Amira Shaikh Wiki, Bio, Age, Suicide Bomb, Terrorist Attack, Jailed

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Safiyya Amira Shaikh Wiki – Biography

Safiyya Amira Shaikh is an Islamic State supporter who was ‘too stoned’ to carry out a terrorist attack on St Paul’s Cathedral has been jailed for 14 years today.

Safiyya carried out a reconnaissance trip to scope out the landmark as a potential target while staying in an unnamed hotel.

The Muslim convert, who is thought to be the UK’s first solo female ISIS bomb plotter – also prepared a pledge of allegiance to the terrorist group last year.

She has been jailed for 14 years at the Old Bailey today, having previously admitted preparing acts of terror and disseminating terrorist publications.

She was born as Michelle Ramsden, Shaikh tried to make contact with a bomb maker online and asked them to build two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) while plotting the suicide bombing attack between August 19 and October 10 last year.

She later met with her contact and handed them two bags, in which the IEDs were to be placed, not realizing she was an undercover officer.

Shaikh intended to leave one device in the hotel and then carry the other into St Paul’s, where she would detonate it, killing herself and innocent people.

Safiyya Amira Shaikh Age

Safiyya Amira Shaikh is 37 years old.

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Carry Out the Suicide Bombing

An Islamic State supporter who was ‘too stoned’ to carry out a terrorist attack on St Paul’s Cathedral has been jailed for 14 years today.

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 37, carried out a reconnaissance trip to scope out the landmark as a potential target while staying in an unnamed hotel.

The Muslim convert, who is thought to be the UK’s first solo female ISIS bomb plotter – also prepared a pledge of allegiance to the terrorist group last year.

The Old Bailey previously heard that the mother, from Hayes, north-west London, did not go ahead with the suicide bombing as she developed ‘cold feet’.

But yesterday the hearing was told that Shaikh lied to her lawyers and had simply been ‘too stoned’ to commit the terrorist atrocity.

‘I just feel this is a lie,’ she said to a friend in a prison call from HMP Bronzefield. ‘I will be honest with you. I did not get cold feet.

 

Prosecuting, Alison Morgan said that ‘at least from August 2019 the defendant engaged in a plan to commit a brutal attack on St Paul’s Cathedral with the clearly stated intention of killing as many people as possible and destroy a symbolic building’.

‘She was by then a violent extremist who pledged her support for ISIS.

‘She visited the Cathedral to assess its security arrangements and the best place to detonate a bomb. Her plan was to carry out the attack at Christmas with all the significance that entailed but she decided to give herself more time to plan and encourage others to commit an attack,’ she added.

The Old Bailey was told how Shaikh radicalized in 2015 after converting to Islam in 2007, following an act of kindness by a neighboring Muslim family.

She becomes isolated from her family during her conversion and fell out with imams who were cautious of her violent interpretations of the faith, the court heard.

While posing as a man on the ‘Greenb1rds’ channel, Shaikh did not realize she was talking to undercover police.

‘I want to kill a lot,’ she had told the officer. ‘I would like to do church… a day like Christmas or Easter good, kill more.

‘I always send threats. But I want to make threats real.’

Arrested and Jail

Shaikh appeared in the dock yesterday dressed in a purple cardigan and black hijab.

The terrorist previously admitted preparing acts of terror and disseminating terrorist publications while flanked by three prison officers.

She had been planning the terrorist plot for around two months before officers from Scotland Yard’s counter-terror unit moved in and arrested her.

An Islamic State supporter who was ‘too stoned’ to carry out a terrorist attack on St Paul’s Cathedral has been jailed for 14 years today.

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 37, carried out a reconnaissance trip to scope out the landmark as a potential target while staying in an unnamed hotel.

The Muslim convert, who is thought to be the UK’s first solo female ISIS bomb plotter – also prepared a pledge of allegiance to the terrorist group last year.

She has been jailed for 14 years at the Old Bailey today, having previously admitted preparing acts of terror and disseminating terrorist publications.

The Old Bailey previously heard that the mother, from Hayes, north-west London, did not go ahead with the suicide bombing as she developed ‘cold feet’.

But yesterday the hearing was told that Shaikh lied to her lawyers and had simply been ‘too stoned’ to commit the terrorist atrocity.

‘I just feel this is a lie,’ she said to a friend in a prison call from HMP Bronzefield. ‘I will be honest with you. I did not get cold feet.

‘I am going, to be honest with you, I was going to go through with it.

‘I was not having doubts. The reason why I did not turn up on the day is that I was doing drugs. I would have arranged another appointment with them.

‘That day I just did not wake up in time. I just needed to say the truth. I feel like this was all just a big lie to go in the court.’

Her lawyers are claiming that the British mother was never going to carry out the suicide bombing and had been trying to make friends.

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