Indiana woman under investigation for having links to international terrorists

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Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Kathie Smith, a Muslim-convert U.S. citizen living in Indianapolis, is reportedly under investigation for her possible ties to suspected and convicted international terrorists.

According to Fox News, the 46-year-old woman married a suspected German jihadist last year, and has been flying back and forth between the U.S. and Germany as from the past two weeks.

A pro-jihadist video featuring Smith and her husband, and photographs of members of the Islamic Jihad Union charged with plotting failed terror attacks against U.S. targets in Germany, is being investigated by the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center, the report said.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Emily Norcross said: "Certainly, it's being looked at and evaluated by Indiana State Police, which runs Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center," adding that the video would be passed along to appropriate law enforcement for further investigation.

In the nearly six-minute video under investigation, Smith and her husband, known online as Salahudin Ibn Ja'far, 28, appear posing and hugging and holding weapons interspersed with photos of known and suspected terrorists and assorted jihadist propaganda, like an Awlaki sermon album cover, the report added.

In one of the emails to Fox News, Smith said of the Ramstein plotters featured in her video: "The so-called 'jihadists' you have mentioned are actually personal friends of my husband from childhood. In the video he was expressing his love and gratitude to his friends, who have died fighting for freedom."

On her MySpace page, currently available for viewing via Google cache, Smith wrote: "As salamu alaikum akhi.. it is time for Jihad and it is now Fard ayn for ALL Muslims whether they are in the United Snakes or else where...Insha'Allah!!!!"

Smith has lauded Awlaki, celebrated the deaths of U.S. soldiers whom she called "terrorists" at the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and applauded another user's posting of a rendering of the two planes hitting the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. (ANI)

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