Rizlaine Boular plotted to attack unsuspecting civilians in Westminster with a knife, in a *Daesh-inspired terror attack which a previous court hearing said she planned to launch “imminently.”
Her friend who was sentenced today at the Old Bailey in London, Khawla Barghouthi, faces deportation to Tunisia for not alerting the police of Rizlaine’s deadly plans.
22-year-old Rizlaine Boular pleaded guilty to “preparing acts of terrorism” last week. She was sentenced to life imprisonment and will serve a minimum of 16 years.
She plotted to launch the terror attack last April, and her sister, Safaa Boular, who was in police custody for attempting to travel to Syria to become a Daesh bride, gave her the idea.
Mina Dich, Rizlaine Boular's mother, previously admitted helping her prepare for the attack and will serve up to 12 years in prison.
"All three women were filled with hate and toxic ideology and were determined to carry out a terrorist attack. Had they been successful, it could well have resulted in people being killed or seriously injured,” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said.
"But thanks to the work of the security services and counter terrorism police, their plans never came to fruition,” he added, applauding the efforts of counter-terrorism agents and police officers.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.