Danish 16-year-old girl who was arrested for possessing explosives shortly after converting to Islam had planned to bomb Jewish and public schools, police reveal
- The girl, arrested last month, was charged with possession of explosives
- A male friend of hers, aged 24, was also arrested in connection to the case
- Police have now revealed the pair planned to blow up two Danish schools
- They targeted a Jewish school in Copenhagen and a nearby public school
A 16-year-old girl arrested for possessing explosives in the tiny Danish town of Kundby was planning to blow up two schools, prosecutors have claimed.
The girl, aged 15 when she was arrested, was a recent convert to Islam and a 24-year-old man who had fought with jihadi groups in Syria was also arrested in connection with the case.
Behind closed doors in court, the youngster was charged with possessing explosives after being arrested at her mother’s home last month.
Prosecutors today released details of the accusations, The Local reported.
They said the pair planned to blow up the Jewish school Carolineskolen in Copenhagen and the Sydskolen public school in western Zealand.
The pair were going to use acetone peroxide, a highly volatile chemical which was used in the Paris terror attacks, it was claimed.
The prosecutor’s statement said: ‘Due to security concerns, PET cannot say what security measures the case has given rise to, but PET can say that it has not given the schools recommendations to make any changes in or around the schools in question.’
At the time of her arrest, a neighbour told tabloid BT that he was friends with the girl on Facebook and her page showed evidence of support of Islam.
‘I am very upset,’ he told the paper. ‘It is uncomfortable to live so close to such a thing.’
He went on to describe her as having looked ‘sad’ lately and was often wearing a cap.
She also allegedly supported a Facebook page for the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamic political group that calls for the establishment of a caliphate and Sharia law.