A jihadi woman, who had helped the terrorist cell in 2007 that tried on July 21 to bomb tube trains and a bus just weeks after another terrorist group had killed 52 people in the July 7, 2007, London attacks, was fired from her London council job today, after the other public council members were made aware of her past.
The former model, Ms. Mulumebet Girma, had a job at the London Southwark Council by now, a position where she could have even gotten access to details of other terrorist suspects on police watch lists. The UK public is reacting with great anger at this latest cockup.
The former Ethiopian model made publicity for the Southwark Council magazine to promote their apprenticeship scheme. Ms. Girma, 33 years old, got that same job in 2013, just after she was released early from a 10-year jail term.
When applying for the position at Southwark Council, she easily forgot to mention her criminal past, even though British press revealed today that a simple Google search could have shown her troubled past.
Ms. Girma had been convicted under the Terrorism act for helping her brother in law Mr. Hussein Osman. There is even a Wikipedia page detailing her involvement in all terrorist-related actions of the family.
She lied to the police about his whereabouts and hid him for three months before he escaped to Rome.
In 2008, she and her brother Esayas were sentenced to ten years in jail, and her sister Yeshi, a wife of convicted terrorist Osman, received a 15-year sentence.
Councillor Michael Mitchell admitted: “This is a truly shocking blunder. Allowing someone with that background to work with potentially vulnerable clients is an entirely avoidable risk. It’s a huge error.”
Ms. Girma was sacked on the spot and an investigation into her computer usage was started. Police are monitoring her movement and if anything is uncovered, she will be returned to jail.
Ms. Eleanor Kelly of the London council stated: “As soon as her background came to light we terminated her employment. She did not disclose her full offense. During her employment, this individual never had access to police watch list data. We have fully reviewed her activity while she was employed at the council, including her computer usage, and no wrongdoing was uncovered.”