Wednesday, March 10, 2010

American Arrested In Swedish Murder Plot

Pennsylvania: A suburban Philadelphia woman "desperate to do something" to help suffering Muslims has been charged with using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas, even agreeing to move to Europe to try to kill someone, prosecutors said Tuesday.

A federal indictment charges that Colleen R. LaRose, who called herself JihadJane online, agreed to kill a Swedish citizen on orders from the unnamed terrorists and traveled to Europe to carry out the killing.

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U.S. officials said LaRose had targeted the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks and had online discussions about her plans with at least one of the suspects apprehended in Ireland. The official also said LaRose, who has blond hair and blue eyes, indicated in her online conversations that she believed her appearance would help her move freely in Sweden to carry out the attack.

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