A Pennsylvania woman dubbed “Jihad Jane” is a prime example of why racial profiling could be useless in the war against terrorism. “Jane” whose real name is Colleen LaRose is one of very few women to be charged with terrorism in the U.S. Pop the hood to find out more about her alleged plot to wage jihad.
Colleen LaRose, according to a US court indictment, posted messages online under the name Jihad Jane, expressing her desire to participate in jihad, or holy war.
Arrested in October 2009, Ms LaRose had exchanged emails over 15 months to recruit fighters for “violent jihad”…
Having left the US in August, by the end of September, she had allegedly written online that it would be “an honour & great pleasure to die or kill for” her intended spouse, the indictment said.
“Only death will stop me here that I am so close to the target!” she is accused of writing.
A Department of Justice statement said Ms LaRose and five others “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”.
Ms LaRose, a US citizen born in 1963, is charged 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.”
She was apparently approached by others after she posted a video on YouTube in June 2008, saying she was “desperate to do something somehow to help” ease the suffering of Muslims, the indictment said.
Web images show her wearing a Muslim headscarf, but her boyfriend Kurt Gorman said he never saw anything like that at their home, nor did she attend any religious services.
Unknown to him, she had allegedly agreed to travel to Sweden and kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who had angered Muslims by drawing the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.
LaRose has denied the charges against her.
This is some for real end of days sh*t… Who knows what our neighbors are plotting anymore? SMH!