This convert to and Misunderstander of Islam said of her attempt to murder Muhammad cartoonist Lars Vilks: “I will make this my goal till I achieve it or die trying.”
Murder for a cartoon. For Allah.
“Pennsylvania woman known as ‘Jihad Jane’ to plead guilty to terror conspiracy,” from Newscore, January 28 (thanks to all who sent this in):
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania woman, nicknamed “Jihad Jane,” who pleaded not guilty to four terror conspiracy charges back in March 2010, is expected to change her plea, CNN reported Friday.
Colleen LaRose’s attorney told CNN that she will change her plea to guilty to charges that she conspired to support terrorists and kill a person in a foreign country.
LaRose, 47, was arrested in 2009 for trying to recruit Islamic fighters and for plotting to assassinate a Swedish artist who poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad.
The federal indictment claims that LaRose, who hails from suburban Pennsburg, Pa., grew obsessed with Islamic radicals online and, using the screen names “Jihad Jane” and “Fatima Rose,” agreed to raise funds for them as well as to assist them with recruiting others.
Prosecutors say she managed to recruit at least one person, a single mother named Jamie Paulin-Ramirez from Leadville, Colo. She eventually moved to Ireland with her young son and married a terror suspect from Algeria. She is in custody and had pleaded not guilty to terror-related charges.
LaRose is also accused of making false statements to government officials and for stealing a passport that she intended to give to an Islamic fighter.
Prosecutors say that LaRose responded to instructions to kill cartoonist Lars Vilks, who had drawn the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog, by saying, “I will make this my goal till I achieve it or die trying.”…