Jihad Jane – A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities online as “JihadJane” has been charged in federal court with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft according to a Fox News report.
The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose and five unindicted 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.
The accused co-conspirators are located in South Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the United States.
In June of 2008, LaRose posted a comment on YouTube under the username “JihadJane,” stating that she is “desperate to do something somehow to help” the suffering Muslim people, according to the indictment.
She was also know to authorities as “Fatima LaRose.” The indictment describes LaRose as in her 40s.
Pa. woman accused in terror plot to kill Swedish cartoonist
From USA Today – A suburban Philadelphia woman who called herself “Jihad Jane” online has been indicted for conspiring to help and recruit Islamist terrorists overseas with whom she allegedly plotted to murder a Swedish cartoonist who drew controversial images of the prophet Mohammed.
Colleen R. LaRose, 46, of Pennsburg, Pa., is accused of offering to use her American looks and identity to help foreign terrorists, The Philadelphia Inquirer writes. She was arrested Oct. 15 but her detention was kept secret until today.