Two New York women pleaded guilty Friday to charges of learning how to make bombs for a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, federal prosecutors said.
Asia Sidiki, 35, and Noel Velenzas, 31, are "inspired by radical Islam" and have learned from each other the chemistry and electrical skills required to build explosives and explosive devices, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Demers said in a statement. . The women also studied how to make plastic explosives and car bombs to carry out attacks similar to the bombing at the Boston Marathon and Oklahoma City, as well as the 1993 World Trade Center attack, authorities said.
Sidiki and Velenzas pleaded guilty in Federal Court in Brooklyn to one count for teaching and disseminating information relating to the creation and use of an explosive, destructive device and weapons of mass destruction, with intent to use it of a federal crime of violence. The women face up to 20 years in prison, but their sentence may be shorter according to the sentencing guidelines and with credit for more than four years already behind bars awaiting trial. They are due to be sentenced in December.
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"In an attempt to apply their violent, radical ideology, the defendants studied some of the deadliest terrorist attacks in US history and used them as a blueprint for their own plans to kill US law enforcement and military personnel," a US prosecutor said in a statement. Richard P. Donoghue. "Thanks to the tireless work of the law enforcement agencies, they were stopped before they could lead to their own killer plan." the inspiration for their stories. Federal prosecutors allege that Sidicui submitted the papers to the magazine. Click here for the FOX NEWS application the sky. "She also highlighted the goals of the government and law enforcement, stating" you go for your head "when you commit a terrorist attack.
"This investigation and the subsequent guilty pleas are another example of how the NYPD and members of the Joint Task Force on Terrorism remain vigilant and relentless in their efforts to protect New York and keep America safe," said NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neal, “I want to congratulate our law enforcement and prosecuting partners in the Eastern District on helping to bring these individuals to justice.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.