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The Woman Known As ‘Jihad Jane’ Gets 10 Years

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The woman known as Jihad Jane,” who was charged with providing material support to terrorists, and who plotted to kill a Swedish artist whose work offended Islam, was sentenced Monday in Philadelphia federal court to 10 years in prison.

Colleen Rose, 50, a former resident of Montgomery County, Pa., pleaded guilty to a host of terrorism relarted charges on Feb. 1, 2011.

“Today, Colleen LaRose is being held accountable for her efforts to provide support to terrorists and encourage violence against individuals overseas,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General John Carlin in a statement. “I want to thank the many agents, analysts and prosecutors who helped bring about today’s result.”

“This case clearly underscores the evolving nature of the terrorist threat we now face in this country,” said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger in a statement. “The Internet has made it easier for those who want to attack the American way of life to identify like-minded individuals to carry out their terroristic plans.”

Authorities charged that LaRose and her co‑conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad, according to a Justice Department press release.

The release went on to say:

LaRose and her co‑conspirators used the Internet to establish relationships with one another and to communicate regarding their plans, which included martyring themselves, soliciting funds for terrorists, soliciting passports and avoiding travel restrictions (through the collection of passports and through marriage) in order to wage violent jihad. LaRose also stole another individual’s U.S. passport and transferred it in an effort to facilitate an act of international terrorism. 

She also received a direct order to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who did some drawings depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a dog. Muslim extremists offered a $100,000 reward for his death.

She has already been in prison for four years, and has been cooperating with the feds.

“Jihad Jane” Who Plotted to Kill Swedish Cartoonist Pleads Guilty

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The woman who went by the name “Jihad Jane” — a made-for-TV moniker — pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Philadelphia  to terrorism charges that included allegations that she was involved in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.

Colleen R. LaRose, aka “Jihad Jane,” 47, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support toterrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements and attempted identity theft, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia said. She faces up to life in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker.

LaRose, a U.S. citizen and former resident of Montgomery County, Pa.,  was indicted last year along with Jamie Paulin Ramirez, a U.S. citizen and former Colorado resident who is set to go to trial on May 2.

Authorities charged that  LaRose and her co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and were able to travel around Europe in support of violent jihad, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Authorities said LaRose and her co-conspirators used the Internet to establish relationships with one another and to communicate their plans, which included martyring themselves, soliciting funds for terrorists, soliciting passports and avoiding travel restrictions through the collection of passports and through marriage.

Additionally, federal authorities charged that she received a direct order to kill the controversial Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks in a way that would frighten “the whole Kufar [non-believer] world.”

Authorities said she agreed to carry out the plan, and  figured her appearance and American citizenship would help her blend in while executing the plan.  She was never successful in carrying out the plot.

“Today’s guilty plea, by a woman from suburban America who plotted with others to commit murder overseas and to provide material support to terrorists, underscores the evolving nature of the threat we face,”  David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security said in a statement. “I applaud the many agents and analysts and prosecutors who helped bring about today’s result.”

U.S. Changing Screening Policies of Passengers Aboard Inbound Intl. Flights

Airport crowdBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — In a world of Jihad Janes and underwear bombers, where it’s becoming more difficult to figure out who the enemy might be, the Obama administration is taking a different tact when screening passengers from inbound U.S. International flights.

The Washington Post reports the U.S. is “abandoning its policy of using nationality alone to determine which U.S.-bound international air travelers should be subject to additional screening and will instead select passengers based on possible matches to intelligence information, including physical descriptions or a particular travel pattern.”

The paper noted that after the Nigerian man tried to blow up his underwear on a Christmas day flight from Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight, the U.S. determined that passengers “from or traveling through 14 specified countries would be subjected to secondary searches.”

The new system will stop passengers who match up to “certain pieces of known intelligence”, the Post reported.

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