Transcript for Woman Arrested in Philadelphia for Allegedly Trying to Join ISIS
why? And breaking developments out of Philadelphia. A young woman under arrest. The third American, all women in the last few days, accused of having links to Isis. Martha Raddatz now. Reporter: American flags. The first thing you see at the Philadelphia home of the accused terror suspect. But federal prosecutors say 30-year-old keonna Thomas has been proclaiming her loyalty to Isis. The third U.S. Woman arrested in just two days on Isis related terror charges. Thomas allegedly told an Isis fighter she met online that becoming a martyr "Would be amazing. A girl can only wish." Officials say Thomas had researched travel routes to Syria via Turkey, using the same route so many foreigners, including these three british schoolgirls, are believed to have used. We recently traced those steps to this bus station in Turkey. They would have gotten off the metro and come right in here. Isis recruitment videos actively target young women, even those who have no plans to travel to Syria. The two former roommates from queens arrested yesterday are accused of planning to build a bomb for an attack here in the U.S. And Martha is with us live tonight. Why is Isis so intent on recru recruiting American women? They want anyone with an American passport because they can travel easier. And if they have female recruits, it's somehow even more
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