America's 'Jihad Jane' charged for supporting terrorist plot

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New York, Mar. 10 (ANI): A Pennsylvania woman known as 'Jihad Jane' has been charged for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and plotting to kill in a foreign country.

According to an indictment by the U.S. Attorney, Colleen R. LaRose, aka "Fatima LaRose" and "Jihad Jane," has been 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."

LaRose and her five unindicted co-conspirators are accused of recruiting men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, the New York Post reports.

The indictment stated that LaRose is additionally charged with receiving a direct order to kill a citizen and resident of Sweden, and that LaRose travelled to Europe and tracked the target online in an attempt to carry out the order.

"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," said David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division.Earlier, Irish police had arrested seven Muslims suspected of a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks who drew the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog.

It was unclear if LaRose's arrest was related to those arrests. If convicted, LaRose faces a potential sentence of life in prison and a 1 million dollars in fine. (ANI)

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