All-female jihadi group emerges in Syria

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    All-female jihadi group emerges in Syria


    A video has emerged of a seemingly independent, all-female jihadi brigade training with Kalashnikovs — who insist that a woman's role is equal to a man's.

    The five-minute film is shot outside the Church of Saint Simeon in northern Syria and shows the 'camp for women for victory and empowerment' conducting drills and shooting AK47s.

    In the first part of the video, women dressed in full body veils are seen walking through the Syrian countryside and shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) while brandishing Kalashnikovs. Shots of training and target practice are dispersed with clips of women speaking in Arabic. They explain the aims of their brigade as primarily defensive. One of them states: "We are 45 women from al-Sham. We have gone out to defend our land. We are trained in the art of shooting and preparations of weapon, as well as Sharia and theological studies."

    Even more unusually, they denounce the supporting role that ISIS would expect women to play, saying: "The role of a woman is no less important than that of a man."
     
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    Women joining Jihad is a sign of things to come. :p
     
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    Wtflying duck!! The 72 virgins or the women Jihadis will be disappointed bad !!

    Two US Women Held in Alleged Bomb Plot
    by VOA News April 02, 2015

    Two New York City women have been charged with trying to build a homemade bomb to launch a terrorist attack in the United States.

    A federal criminal complaint made public Thursday says Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui were arrested on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

    Prosecutors say undercover investigators determined the women were plotting to attack police, government or military targets based on their 'violent jihadist
    beliefs.'

    Authorities say the public was never in danger.

    The complaint alleges that the defendants possessed propane gas tanks and instructions on how to transform them into explosive devices.

    According to the New York Times,the complaint also says the women were in contact with members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and had viewed videos made by the so-called Islamic State militant group.

    Investigators say Velentzas repeatedly expressed interest in terrorist attacks committed in the United States, alleging she praised the 9/11 attacks and said being a martyr through a suicide attack guarantees entrance into heaven.

    Prosecutors also say Velentzas had been 'obsessed with pressure cookers since the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013' and allegedly made jokes alluding to explosives after receiving one as a gift.

    If convicted, both defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

    Meanwhile, a U.S. citizen thought to have been a top al-Qaida operative is expected to face federal terrorism charges Thursday in New York.

    The Washington Post reported Thursday that Muhanad Mahmoud al Sarekh, 29, was detained by in Pakistan by Pakistani forces and flown to New York. He was expected to be arraigned in U.S. federal court in Brooklyn, the
    newspaper said.

    Some information from Reuters contributed to this report.

    Two US Women Held in Alleged Bomb Plot
     
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