Teenager chatted with IS fiance about killing US president, court told

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A would-be teenage terrorist fantasised about killing US President Barack Obama with her Islamic State fiance, a court has heard.

Safaa Boular was 17 when she and her older sister allegedly plotted an attack on London in coded conversations about an Alice In Wonderland-themed Mad Hatter’s tea party.

She allegedly settled on a grenade and gun ambush at the British Museum after IS fighter Naweed Hussain was killed in Syria before she could join him.

Last April, she passed the baton to her older sister, Rizlaine, 21, after she was charged with planning to travel to IS territory for terrorism, the Old Bailey was told.

Rizlaine Boular (Met Police/PA)
Rizlaine Boular (Metropolitan Police/PA)

The barrister has claimed she to wanted to marry Hussain and then don a suicide belt together.

On August 16 2016, the pair exchanged pictures of a Kalashnikov rifle, grenades and a handgun during communications, jurors heard.

Hussain, who was in his 30s, bragged about “our klash”, saying it was “one of a kind”.

Safaa Boular court case
Court artist sketch of Safaa Boular (left) appearing at the Old Bailey, where she denies two charges of preparing acts of terrorism (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

Hussain replied “Yeah” and allegedly called the American politician a “filthy kalb” (Arabic for dog).

Asked how she would kill him “if u had da choice”, Boular sent an image of an explosion and said “shake my hand with Mr President”, the court heard.

She allegedly told him she wanted to achieve paradise in death “so bad”.

Hussain said they would both “go forth one day” or she would fulfil her role as a fighter and  “wife” and “raise lions”.

Mina Dich (Met Police/PA)
Mina Dich (Metropolitan Police/PA)

But Safaa Boular, now 18, who lived at home with her mother in Vauxhall, south-west London, has denied two counts of preparing acts of terrorism.

Her lawyer, Joel Bennathan QC, has told jurors that she was just a child when Hussain “groomed” her, and her family had encouraged and celebrated it.

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