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One Of The Women Who Plotted NYC Attack Had Ties To U.S. Islamic Group
by Chuck Ross
One of the two women indicted Thursday for allegedly plotting to bomb New York City had ties to the group the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and spoke at the group's events along with Indiana U.S. Rep. Andre Carson and the controversial imam Siraj Wahhaj.
Noelle Velentzas, 28, and her roommate, 31-year-old Asia Siddiqui, are accused of plotting a terrorist attack on New York City.
An indictment filed by the U.S. Attorneys Office in the Eastern District of New York alleges that Velentzas and Siddiqui, who are both American citizens and lived together in Queens, had obtained materials to make a bomb out of a pressure cooker, similar to the one used in the Boston Marathon bombing.
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