Teenage exploding Islamic hookers face jail
Hmmm... That might be the most tasteless headline I've ever written...
A Moroccan court has sentenced twin teenagers to five years in jail for plotting attacks in the north African country. The twins' co-defendant, 14-year-old Hakima Rijlane, was acquitted on the same charge by judges at the juvenile court in Rabat on Tuesday.
The three girls had been arrested earlier this month and were accused of plotting with 18 adult accomplices to carry out attacks in a Rabat supermarket and against the royal family. Prosecutors had called for maximum penalties in the trial of the twins, named by a local newspaper as Imane and Sanae al-Ghariss.
|"Get the hell out of my courtroom, Hakima, and don't let me see you back here!" |
The twins are also accused of contemplating a plot against Moroccoâs King Muhammad VI.
|AKA The Twins of Delight, from their hooker days... |
The three girls were tried in a juvenile court, separately from their alleged adult accomplices.
|Couldn't just stop with blowing up a grocery store or two... |
The juveniles will likely be sent to a young offendersâ institution, then to an adult prison when they reach 18, to serve out the rest of their sentence. The defence pleaded for leniency in light of what they said was the difficult social environment in which the girls had grown up and the alleged exploitation by the girlsâ suspected adult accomplices of their âyouth and naiveteâ.
|Since the adults aren't juveniles... |
The twinsâ mother, Rashida TâRiae, accused one of the girlsâ alleged accomplices, a plumber named Abd al-Kadar Labsir, of having influenced the twins.
|Meaning when they weren't firing them up with hellfire and brimstone they were doinking them... |
In Mondayâs closed-door hearing, the twins admitted to five juvenile court judges that they had planned to blow themselves up in public places, said defence lawyer Saad Guennou. One of them planned to explode herself in the wines and spirits section of the a supermarket.
|And where the hell were you all the while, Rashida? |
The third accused girl, Hakima Rijlane, had denied any involvement in the plans.
|Next to the peculiarly Islamic checkout counter... |
The twinsâ mother on Monday thanked Muslim cleric Rashid Nafae, who preaches at a mosque in the poor neighbourhood where the twins live, and to whom the girls allegedly wrote to ask if carrying out a suicide attack would be in line with Islamic teachings.
|"Shucks, no! Wudn't me. Wanna see my dimple?" |
Nafae replied it would not and informed the authorities who arrested them in early September, days before the girls planned to carry out the attacks, said police. âIf the preacher had not denounced them, there would have been a tragedy,â said their mother. A local newspaper said that the twins had dabbled in begging and prostitution in Rabat before being âfascinatedâ by the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States.
|"Are you two twits outta your minds?" |
|That's what the world needs: more teenage Islamic exploding hookers... |
Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-09-30