Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Jihad Jane Enters Guilty Plea On Four Terror-Related Charges

Colleen LaRose, who had been dubbed Jihad Jane, has entered a guilty plea on all four terror-related charges.
Colleen LaRose, the woman who authorities say called herself "Jihad Jane" on YouTube, has changed her mind about fighting government charges that she was plotting to wage violent jihad overseas. She pleaded guilty to all counts Tuesday at a federal change-of-plea hearing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

LaRose was indicted in 2009 on four counts, including conspiring to support terrorists and kill someone overseas. She was allegedly part of a plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who outraged some by depicting the prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog in 2007.

Five other co-conspirators were allegedly involved, but never named by the government.

LaRose also is accused of lying to a federal agent and attempted identity theft.
Al Qaeda in Iraq had put a $100,000 bounty on Vilks for his involvement in depicting Mohammed.

Prior coverage is here.

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