US Citizen 'Jihad Jane' Pleads Guilty in Alleged Plot to Kill Swede Over Cartoon of Prophet Muhammad
An American woman who has called herself Jihad Jane has now pleaded guilty in federal court in Philadelphia concerning her role in an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist.
In a bizarre scenario that largely took place on the Internet, prosecutors say Colleen LaRose, 47, conspired with jihadist fighters, recruited and raised funds and even agreed to commit murder to promote a Muslim holy war. She allegedly promised to marry one online contact from abroad, who is then accused of telling her in an e-mail to find Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. He had offended Muslims by showing the Prophet Muhammad on a dog’s body, recounts the Associated Press. Its article relies in part on information from a federal indictment.
She could get as much as a life prison term when she is sentenced in March, reports Reuters.
The articles don’t include any comment from LaRose or her counsel.
Another American woman, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez of Colorado, has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Philadelphia in a similar case concerning Vilks.
The Guardian: “‘Jihad Jane’ pleads guilty to murder attempt on Swedish cartoonist”