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Foolish Mortal
03-09-2010, 02:44 PM
Full Story: American Colleen LaRose Called Herself Jihad Jane (http://abcnews.go.com/WN/TheLaw/colleen-larose-jihad-jane-indicted-charges-helping-terrorists/story?id=10055608)


A suburban Pennsylvania woman known by the alias "Jihad Jane" has been arrested and charged with trying to recruit Islamic fighters and for plotting to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist who made fun of the Prophet Mohammed, according to a federal indictment unsealed today.

A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas. A federal indictment charges Colleen R. LaRose with agreeing to kill a Swedish citizen on orders from the terrorists and traveling to Europe to carry out the killing. It doesn't say whether the Swede was killed.

The indictment, obtained by ABC News, charges LaRose with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to kill in a foreign country.

She is also accused of making false statements to a government official and of attempted identity theft, a passport she allegedly stole with the intention of giving to an Islamic fighter. The court papers claim that LaRose reached out through the Internet to jihadist groups saying she was "desperate to do something to help" suffering Muslim people, and that she desired to become a martyr.

She stated in her e-mails "that her physical appearance would allow her to 'blend in with many people' which 'may be a way to achieve what is in my heart,'" the indictment states.

In her e-mails with five unindicted co-conspirators in South Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, LaRose allegedly agreed to recruit men -- and to recruit women -- for jihad, to raise money for Islamic fighters, and agreed on the Internet to one jihadist's request to "marry me to get me inside Europe."

In March 2009, the indictment states, she allegedly received a directive to "got to sweden... find location of [Resident of Sweden]... and kill him... this is what i say to u."

Federal officials identified the target as Lars Vilks, who had drawn Prophet Muhammed with the body of a dog.

LaRose replied, "I will make this my goal till I achieve it or die trying," according to court documents.

03-09-2010, 02:47 PM
Nice to see an angry old woman following her dreams.

Ryan Elliott
03-09-2010, 02:49 PM

03-09-2010, 03:21 PM
The guy they tried to go after isn't dead. Heard so on the news today.

In fact, she probably never got past the planning and acquisition stage. He was just interviewed and no changes had happened to him at all those past few days aside from a new sitrep by local security.

03-09-2010, 03:26 PM
That is one lame-ass terrorist.