Munir Hassan Mohammed, 36, and Rowaida El-Hassan, 33, planned to carry out a bomb attack in the UK after meeting on a Muslim dating site, SingleMuslim.com. They even tried to create an improvised explosive device. The girl, El-Hassan a qualified pharmacist, who was looking for “a man who fears Allah before anything else.” On the other hand, Mohammed who has a Masters degree in pharmacy from University College London had been radicalised by an Islamic State commander on Facebook.
Prosecutor Anne Whyte, QC, said: “Munir Mohammed appears to have met Rowaida El-Hassan, a qualified pharmacist, through a Muslim dating website. Their communications with each other demonstrated an emotional attachment and a shared extremist ideology.”
“They exchanged materials and views at the time, we say, Mohammed was planning to perform an attack of his own, motivated and inspired by what he had seen and heard on social media.”
Whyte further added that Hassan had a professional knowledge of chemicals, therefore she assisted Mohammed by providing him with information about chemical components required for bomb-making.
Also, Both of them had also been in possession of ISIS videos that depict murder, sometimes multiple murder of prisoners.