They weren’t reading the book of Mormon……
French high school girls nicknamed ‘the lionesses’ held over suspected terror plot
Three French school girls nicknamed “the lionesses” who had links to a known jihadist recruiter and terror plotter were arrested in separate raids on Tuesday.
Counter-terror police arrested the high school girls on Tuesday morning, judicial sources told L’Express newspaper.
At least one of them was planning an attack on French soil, according to the France 3 channel.
The girls were understood to have connections to French jihadist and chief terror plotter Rachid Kassim, who French and American authorities say was killed in an air strike in Iraq earlier this month.
The girls were understood to have been communicating with Kassim via the messaging app Telegram,. and were part of a group they called Les Lionnes (“The Lionesses”).
One of them, aged 19, was arrested in a raid at a property Creil, in the Oise department (see map below).