Kentucky Muslim woman Marie A. Castelli, 55, advocated online terrorist attacks against the U.S. and promoted ISIS propaganda through her social media accounts a few days before the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Federal authorities from the FBI arrested Castelli Thursday after she lied about her actions online during interrogation.
In an online forum, the Muslim woman from Maysville, Kentucky, who dubbed herself as “Jihad Marie Antoinette Castelli,” said she is “without a country that accept me for who I am,” and she said she’d “love to meet face to face Sheikh Osama” and meet his family. She also scribed messages calling for the death of Americans.
The FBI issued a statement following her arrest: “There is no current threat to public safety related to this arrest, and it is not related to the upcoming anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.” However, it’s been unclear when or how charges have been filed in this particular case in regards to Castelli and her true intentions.
Castelli originally grew up in New Jersey and then lived in Egypt for about 13 years after a difficult divorce, where she gained a “hatred of the U.S. justice system and courts and lawyers” after losing out in the divorce. Disturbingly, her 56th birthday was on Sunday, the same day as the 9/11 anniversary.
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