Federal authorities have arrested a Colorado nursing student with alleged dreams of joining Al Qaeda as she arrived on U.S. soil Friday afternoon, FOX News has learned.
31-year-old Jamie Paulin-Ramirez was one of several people detained in Ireland last month, accused of joining a group of radical Islamists there planning to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist.
Federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania have now now charged her with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist group.
Her mother told Fox News three weeks ago that Paulin-Ramirez was an “insecure” person who “had no idea what she was getting herself into.”
Last month, Irish authorities arrested Paulin-Ramirez and six others in a series of raids for allegedly plotting with to claim a $100,000 Al Qaeda bounty by killing the Swedish cartoonist who drew the prophet Mohammed as a dog.
Irish authorities subsequently released her.
At the same time, a Pennsylvania woman was charged in the United States with conspiring to commit murder in the name of a Muslim holy war, or jihad.
46-year-old Colleen LaRose, who dubbed herself “Jihad Jane,” allegedly shared her radical views online and tried to recruit others through the Internet.