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2 ISIS-influenced women arrested in NYC for alleged bomb plot

A complaint was unsealed in Federal District Court in Brooklyn on Thursday, accusing two woman of planning to build a bomb. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

28-year-old Noelle Velentzas and 31-year-old Asia Siddiqui were arrested on Thursday in Queens, New York for allegedly planning a terrorist attack in the United States. There was no incident, but months of investigation by undercover FBI agents revealed that the two women were conversing about building explosives, analyzing past U.S. bomb plots, and brainstorming ways “to make history.” “We are living … the last war, the big war before the end of day starts, in English they call it Armageddon,” Velentzas allegedly said to an undercover agent. “We are actually living in that time, it’s not a joke, it starts in Syria.” Similar stories of ISIS-seduced women have been in the news all around the world, especially since ISIS has been strategically using social media to recruit them. Their tweets of kittens and bus rides starkly contrast their notorious videos of barbaric beheadings, but they may be equally dangerous.

Read the full story at ABC News.

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