NYPD Cops Go Undercover, Infiltrate Muslim Communities… Make HORRIFYING Discovery
Two New York City residents are charged with planning to build a bomb and carry out a terrorist attack after an NYPD undercover investigation into the Muslim community at one of the city’s universities.
Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui, who had been students at Brooklyn College, were charged in April by the federal government with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States.
“Since at least August 2014, the defendants have allegedly plotted to construct an explosive device for use in a terrorist attack on American soil,” a news release from the Department of Justice read.
“In their self-proclaimed effort to ‘make history,’ the defendants researched numerous explosive precursors … The investigation recently revealed that the defendants possessed propane gas tanks together with instructions from an online jihadist publication for transforming propane tanks into explosive devices.”
Last week, Gothamist revealed that the two women were arrested after a four-year undercover investigation by a police officer who posed as a Muslim named “Mel.” She joined the Islamic Society at Brooklyn College, often praying and interacting with Muslims on campus.
“I feel violated,” said one student who knew “Mel.” “You trust someone, you talk to them. And they were just gathering information about your community.”
However, perhaps if they had reported Velentzas and Siddiqui before this, there wouldn’t have been a need for such a “violation.” It’s not like the two were being discreet about it.
After all, the criminal complaint alleges that, “Less than two weeks ago, Velentzas, asked whether she had heard the news about the recent arrest of a former U.S. airman who had attempted to travel to Syria to wage jihad, stated that she did not understand why people were traveling overseas to engage in jihad when there were more opportunities of ‘pleasing Allah’ in the United States.”