New York, Mar 10: A Pennsylvania woman has been accused of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and of recruiting women online inorder to wage 'violent jihad'in south Asia and Europe .
The indictment, unsealed in a Pennsylvania court said that the American citizen Colleen R LaRose alias 'Fatima LaRose' and 'Jihad Jane' is indicted with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, including plotting to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft.
"Today's indictment, which alleges that a woman from suburban America agreed to carry out murder overseas and to provide material support to terrorists, underscores the evolving nature of the threat we face," assistant attorney General for National Security Division David Kris said.
The prosecutor said that 63-years-old LaRose along with five unindicted co-conspirators, who are located in South Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the US allegedly recruited women with a valid passport though the internet to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
LaRose was arrested in Oct 15 2009, just days ahead of the arrest of LeT operative David Coleman Headley, and has been in custody ever since.
Headley and LaRose share some starking similarities. Like LaRose, Headley was also charged with plotting terror attacks against India and Denmark and has some connection with Pennsylvania.
He was brought to to Philadelphia by his mother after separating from his Pakistani father.