France Holds High-Profile Trial for Female Jihadists Who Botched 2016 Notre Dame Bombing
Europe has been fighting against Islamic extremism and a Muslim migrant population unwilling to assimilate. Today, “the first high-profile case involving female jihadists in France” includes women who “stand accused of seeking to detonate gas cylinders in the boot of their car outside the famed cathedral three years ago” reported the Telegraph.
Six women are being tried for their involvement in a failed attempt to blow up a home-made car bomb outside Notre-Dame. Today, the Paris court heard that the reason the terror attack did not actually take place is because the women accidentally used “the wrong type of fuel.”
It is the first time that women “have appeared on charges of jihadist terrorism in an assize court, which handles the most serious crimes in France” according to Getty.
Two of the women face life in prison and have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). Two others are accomplices also facing a life sentence for trying to help one of the two women escape. Lastly, the fifth woman faces a possible 30-year sentence, and a sixth is being tried for failing to alert authorities to the planned attack.
Notre Dame accidentally caught fire, unrelated to any terror, earlier this year in April.
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