Two Muslim female roommates in Queens, NY have been charged with planning to build a bomb that they wanted to detonate in New York City.
NY Times Federal authorities have arrested two women who were allegedly planning to detonate a bomb in the New York City area after being radicalized by ISIS..
The roommates, Asia Siddiqui, 31 and Noelle Velentzas, 28, both United States citizens, were named in a complaint unsealed on Thursday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn.
Ms. Siddiqui “is currently in possession of multiple propane gas tanks, as well as instructions for how to transform propane tanks into explosive devices,” the complaint reads. The women were interested in jihad and had been communicating with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula personnel.
Such arrests tied to ISIS have become a weekly occurrence recently.