The cover of one of this week's tabloids claims Queen Elizabeth recently escaped an assassination attempt by radical Islamic terrorists. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story. We've learned that no such incident occurred.
According to the Globe, a "sinister secret society" known as "Red Jihad" recently targeted the Queen and "vowed to chop off her head and put it on a spike." The magazine goes on to say that the group of heavily armed terrorists "came close to murdering" the Queen, but they were "captured near her home in Sandringham" before the attempted attack.
The magazine quotes a so-called "British intelligence official" as saying, "It was a touch-and-go thing. But now the threat has been hushed up. The terrorists are now confined in ultra-secure Wakefield Prison after a quick trial by military tribunal." The alleged source further contends that the danger is far from over, as other members of "Red Jihad" have been sending additional threats and "have outlined an extreme plan to bring down" the royal family.
The supposed "intelligence official" goes on to say that London police have secretly set up surveillance on other terrorists who they believe are targeting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. "There is no question the royal family - and the Queen herself - are under siege," adds the questionable source. "They came very close to killing the Queen."
Naturally, the tabloid fails to provide a date for when the alleged assassination attempt occurred. It also makes little sense that a group of armed terrorists almost invaded the Queen's home, but the situation was swept under the rug and only the Globe found out about it.
Regardless, Gossip Cop relayed the outrageous story to Buckingham Palace, which noted that while the tabloid said the alleged attack recently took place at Sandringham, the Queen has been at her castle, Balmoral, in Scotland for the summer, as widely reported. As for her safety, Buckingham Palace referred us to the U.K.'s Metropolitan Police Service. A spokesperson for the bureau tells us on the record that they "have not been made aware of such an incident." The agency's spokesperson went on to dismiss the tabloid's report as "fiction." The magazine is basing its story on claims from an unnamed and unidentified "British intelligence official," but a representative for the London police department confirms it's false.
Additionally, there's zero proof that a terrorist organization known as "Red Jihad" even exists. The only result that comes up in a search of the term "Red Jihad" is a 2012 novel about political terrorism in India. Meanwhile, the Globe has been known to make up stories about Her Majesty. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid in August for falsely claiming that Queen Elizabeth "collapsed" after Prince Philip was diagnosed with cancer. This latest article surrounding a nonexistent assassination attempt is more nonsense.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.