On Friday, Asia Siddiqui and Noelle Velentzas, both U.S. citizens, pleaded guilty to teaching and distributing information pertaining to the making and use of an explosive, destructive device, and weapon of mass destruction, with the intention that it be used to commit a federal crime of violence.
Siddiqui and Velentzas planned to build a bomb for a terrorist attack in the United States between 2013 and 2015. The two taught each other chemistry and electrical skills necessary for creating bombs and building detonating devices. They discussed emulating the devices used in past terrorist attacks, like the Boston Marathon Bombing, and they focused on attacking law enforcement and military related targets.
“Inspired by radical Islam, Velentzas and Siddiqui researched and taught each other how to construct bombs to be used on American soil against law enforcement and military targets,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers.
Because of all the political rhetoric and the fake media’s obsession with bringing President Trump down, fundamental Islamic Jihad has been pushed to the back burner of the public’s consciousness. That is a very dangerous mindset to befall the general public, but stories like this hopefully will remind us all that terrorism is still a possibility every minute of every day in this modern era, and as always, awareness is the ultimate key to staying a step ahead of the bad guys (and bad girls).