Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'Jihad Jane' indictment shows terror's evolution

clipped from news.yahoo.com
ADDS ID OF SWEDE CARTOONIST LARS VILK AND CLARIFIES THAT LAROSE WAS ACCUSED OF

PHILADELPHIA – The self-described "Jihad Jane" who thought her blond hair and blue eyes would let her blend in as she sought to kill an artist in Sweden is a rare case of an American woman aiding in foreign terrorism and shows the evolution of the global threat, authorities say.

The suburban Philadelphia woman, Colleen R. LaRose, is accused in the indictment filed Tuesday of trying to recruit fighters, as well as agreeing to murder the artist, marry a terrorism suspect so he could move to Europe and martyr herself if necessary.

LaRose is "one of only a few such cases nationwide in which females have been charged with terrorism violations," said U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Dean Boyd.

LaRose, 46, of Pennsburg but with close ties to south Texas, has been held without bail since her Oct. 15 arrest in Philadelphia.


"She never talked about international events, about Muslims, anything," he told the newspaper. "It's very strange. I still can't believe it."

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