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US2 women plead guilty in plot to commit terror attack in US

17:40  24 august  2019
17:40  24 august  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Two women pleaded guilty in New York City on Friday to teaching and distributing information about the manufacture and use of explosive weapons. Siddiqui shared her interest in terrorism attacks in writings for a radical jihadist magazine edited by Samir Khan, who was part of the designated foreign

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Two New York women who plotted to build a bomb for a terrorist attack in the United States face 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges, authorities say.

2 women plead guilty in plot to commit terror attack in US© Sketches by Jane Rosenberg Noelle Velentzas, left, and Asia Siddiqui sketched in court in 2015

Asia Siddiqui, 35, and Noelle Velentzas, 31, are US citizens and residents of the New York borough of Queens.

In federal court in Brooklyn on Friday, both pleaded guilty to "teaching and distributing information pertaining to the making and use of an explosive, destructive device, and weapon of mass destruction, intending that it be used to commit a federal crime of violence," according to a press release from the US Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of New York.

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The guilty pleas were entered before United States District Court Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. “In an effort to implement their violent, radical ideology, the defendants studied some of the most deadly terrorist attacks in U . S . history, and used them as a blueprint for their own plans to kill American law

"In an effort to implement their violent, radical ideology, the defendants studied some of the most deadly terrorist attacks in U.S. history, and used them as a blueprint for their own plans to kill American law enforcement and military personnel," said US Attorney Richard Donoghue in the release.

The women pleaded not guilty in 2015. In the release Friday, authorities said the pair discussed making a bomb between 2013 and 2015; taught each other chemistry and electrical skills; researched how to make a car bomb; and bought materials to make an explosive device, the statement said.

They discussed similar devices used terrorists used in Boston, Oklahoma City and the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, and were focusing on law enforcement and military targets. Velentzas praised the terrorism of September 11, 2001, and said being a martyr through a suicide attack guaranteed entrance into heaven, according to the release.

When the women were arrested, police found propane gas tanks, soldering tools, car bomb instructions, jihadist literature, machetes and several knives in their homes, the release said.

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