Two residents of new York, who studied bomb-making to prepare for the attack, pleaded guilty

Two women from Queens, the defendants in the study of the methods of making bombs on the Internet in preparation for a terrorist attack in the United States, pleaded guilty.

Two residents of new York, who studied bomb-making to prepare for the attack, pleaded guiltyNoel Velentzas. Source: theintercept

On Friday, August 23, at the Brooklyn Federal court Asia Siddiqui (31) and Noel Velentzas (35), confessed that they were trained and disseminated information on the establishment and use of explosives to prepare for the attack. They face up to 20 years in prison.

They were arrested in the year 2015 during a special operation involving a secret police officer in new York who was posing as novoapostol in Islam. The female officer became friends with the accused in 2013 and recorded their conversations.

In the period between 2013 and 2015 Velentzas and Siddiqui planned to build a bomb for a terrorist act in the United States. They taught each other the chemistry and electrical skills, researched methods of production of plastic explosives and learned how to create a car bomb. They also researched potential targets, said the feds.

During a search after their arrest, the feds seized the propane tank, soldering tools, instructions for clearance of cars, literature of the jihadists, a machete and several knives.

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«Velentzas and Siddiqui had intended to deploy violent Jihad here in the United States, examining in detail the historical terrorist attacks on the United States, by learning how to turn propane tanks into explosives, and coming up with plans to kill Americans on our own territory,» — said the Deputy Director of the FBI William Sweeney.