Jihad Jane wanted to help the “suffering Muslim people,” and apparently she thought the best way to do that was to murder a few Infidels, perhaps including Swedish Motoonist Lars Vilks. More on this story. “Muslim convert Colleen LaRose, aka Jihad Jane, faces terror charges,” by Sam Jones for The Guardian, March 10 (thanks to all who sent this in):
An American woman who called herself Jihad Jane has been charged over an alleged plot to murder a Swedish man.
Colleen Renee LaRose, 46, from Phildadelphia, is also accused of conspiracy to provide support to terrorists, making false statements and attempted identity theft.
Irish police yesterday arrested seven people over an apparent plot to kill Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who had a bounty put on his head after depicting the prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog – though Vilks has not been named as LaRose’s alleged target.
Garda sources said the four men and three women were in their mid-20s to late-40s. Some of them arrested hold Irish citizenship and some are from the Middle East. Converts to Islam were among them, the Irish police said.
Vilks’s cartoon, drawn in 2007, prompted al-Qaida to place a $100,000 (Â£67,000) bounty on his head and offer a 50% bonus to anyone who slit his throat to ensure he was “slaughtered like a lamb”.
At least three Swedish newspapers – Dagens Nyheter, Expressen and Sydsvenska Dagbladet – published the cartoon today.
The US justice department declined to comment on whether the two cases were connected.
David Kris, the head of the department’s national security division, said: “The indictment, which alleges that a woman from suburban America agreed to carry out murder overseas and to provide material support to terrorists, underscores the evolving nature of the threat we face.”
LaRose, who also called herself Fatima LaRose online, allegedly posted a comment on YouTube in June 2008 saying she wanted to help “the suffering Muslim people”….