Paris female jihadist posed as man to recruit other women, as city remains on high alert

A 19-year-old woman who allegedly led an all-female jihadist cell in France posed as a man to entice other women to join, it emerged on Saturday.

Inès Madani took the nom de guerre of ‘Abu Omar’ on social networks as she tried to recruit women to carry out attacks in Paris including a failed car bombing near Notre-Dame cathedral.

She was charged with attempted murder for stabbing one of the police officers who arrested her.