A female ISIS hit squad consisting of a teenager and her mother and sister plotted an attack on the British Museum. Safaa Boular, 18, is said to have planned a knife attack at the British Museum after being blocked from joining her terrorist fiance in Syria. It is said that she initially planned the attack with guns and grenades. She was then told by her partner Naweed Hussain all she needed was a car and knife. When Hussain was killed in Syria, she switched her plans to Britain. Investigators bugged her mother’s home and taped conversations revealed Boular’s plans.
Boular was thwarted when she was remanded in custody in April 2017 after allegedly trying to go to Syria in 2016. She then encouraged sister Rizlaine Boular, 21, to carry out the knife attack at the Houses of Parliament, which the two referred to as the “Mad Hatter’s tea party”. Prosecutors said their mother Mina Dich, 44, provided “positive assistance and support” to Rizlaine in Britain’s first all-female terror plot.
Boular allegedly struck up a friendship with an ISIS female recruiter, Umm Isa Al-Amriki, based in Aleppo, and would retweet ISIS material posted by her, and they later spoke on Telegram, the court heard. Boular had developed a group of contacts within ISIS through her, and received videos of executions and propaganda, jurors were told.
Duncan Atkinson QC told the court: “Safaa Boular told the police when they interviewed her in 2016 that the idea of undertaking a suicide mission appealed to her.”
The terrorist threats of today make law enforcement’s mission to protect national borders and citizens increasingly hard. Terrorists blend in among regular people more easily than ever. Thus, it is hard to determine where the threat is coming from.
In the case of the female ISIS hit squad, UK authorities must determine the truth behind the accusations. Their connections to ISIS supporters can easily lead to new attack plans, that will put citizens at risk.
It is very easy in today’s world for ISIS terrorists and supporters to communicate and share their propaganda via Social Media. As it is demonstrated, Safaa Boular has already done that.
Moreover, the technological means that investigative agencies need is not always efficient. DNA testing is irrelevant without DNA present at a crime scene. In equal measure, the polygraph test has been surpassed by guilty criminals a lot of times before.
So what are efficient security and investigative solutions that can aid Counterterrorism agencies to fight back against terror crimes and prevent them before they happen? How can law enforcement shed light in the case of the female ISIS hit squad?
WHY BRAIN FINGERPRINTING
Did you ever imagine that an investigation could rely on what is stored in the human brain? Brain Fingerprinting developed by Brainwave Science is an innovative investigative tool that has the ability to distinguish between innocents and suspects by detecting concealed or hidden information in the brain.
Its unique value is effective in cases of Law Enforcement, Border Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterintelligence. Brain Fingerprinting outranks in results the DNA testing or polygraph test.
In the female ISIS hit squad attack plan, Brain Fingerprinting can determine with 99.9% accuracy what the suspects know. Brain Fingerprinting test can be conducted on Safaa Boular, her sister, and her mother, to determine what they know. The test is non-invasive and fully respects human rights, and it takes only 15 minutes to be prepared. Brain Fingerprinting matches information from the crime scene with information stored in the subject’s brain. For that, the investigative agent will need to gather all the confidential information he knows, that is also relevant to the suspect and input it into the system: the guns and grenades that Safaa Boular wanted initially to use, the car and knife planned for the UK attack, the taped conversations that revealed Boular’s plans, her friendship with the ISIS female recruiter Umm Isa Al-Amriki, the retweets of ISIS material, her connection to the group of contacts within ISIS, the received videos of executions and propaganda, etc. This information will be used in their available form, as pictures or words and displayed as stimuli for the tested subject on a computer screen. If the information is present in the suspect’s brain, the system will catch that “aha moment” when analyzing the brain’s response to each stimulus.
Brain Fingerprinting is able to determine with 99.9% accuracy if the information is present in the brain or absent. With the intelligence collected after the test, law enforcement can advance the case of the female ISIS hit squad and make justice. Moreover, the test can also determine Boular’s connections to other ISIS members or plans of attack.
With the aid of this one-of-its-kind technology, law enforcement worldwide can fight the terrorist threat and advance their national security efforts.