Siddiqui and her accused co-conspirator Noelle Velentzas (left) pictured in a court sketch from Thursday
Asia Siddiqui not only saw herself as a soldier for Allah, but a poet as well.
The 31-year-old woman who was arrested Thursday in New York for allegedly hatching a terrorist plot with her former roommate, 28-year-old Noelle Velentzas, was also friends with the one-time editor of Al Qaeda magazine Inspire.
Samir Khan, an American citizen, was killed in a 2011 drone strike in Yemen. But before that he published several articles in Inspire, including a DIY bomb-making guide which the Boston bombers allegedly used to make their twin pressure-cooker explosives.
Khan was apparently so chummy with Siddiqui that he published one of her poems in the precursor to Inspire, a publication called Jihad Recollections.
The poem, titled ‘Take Me to the Lands Where the Eyes are Cooled’ details Siddiqui’s aspiration to ‘drop bombs’ and ‘taste the Truth through fists and slit throats’…