Tags: jihad jane | gets | 10 | years

'Jihad Jane' Gets 10 Years in Prison for Terrorism Plot

Image: 'Jihad Jane' Gets 10 Years in Prison for Terrorism Plot

Monday, 06 Jan 2014 12:25 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Colleen LaRose, the Pennsylvania woman who went by the alias “Jihad Jane,” was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in a plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist who ridiculed the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker imposed the sentence today in federal court in Philadelphia. LaRose pleaded guilty in February 2011 to conspiring to provide support to terrorists and commit murder in a foreign country. She has been jailed since her arrest in October 2009.

LaRose, also known as Fatima LaRose, of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, worked with other indicted co-conspirators through the Internet to recruit men and women for terrorist groups. She also solicited funds for terrorists by using e-mail and YouTube accounts to publish literature and videos, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors tied LaRose to a group plotting to murder Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who drew a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body in 2007. Two other co-conspirators, Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a Pakistani native who had been living in Maryland, and Jamie Paulin Ramirez, a former Colorado resident, are scheduled to be sentenced later this week.

Khalid and another man, Ali Charaf Damache, allegedly helped LaRose provide logistical and financial support and recruitment services in the plot. Both were charged with crimes including conspiracy and identity theft in October 2011.

Khalid pleaded guilty in May 2012. Damache, an Algerian who acted as LaRose’s handler, has been fighting extradition from Ireland, where he was arrested on unrelated charges.

The case is U.S. v. LaRose, 10-cr-00123, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).


© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ex-Romney Adviser: Americans Don't Appreciate Foreign Policy

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 21:00 PM

Americans are woefully underinformed on the need for strong foreign policy, but that doesn't mean their leaders should a . . .

Obamacare Gives Some Young Adults Incentive to Stay Uninsured

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 20:42 PM

Despite its intended goal to provide health insurance to everyone, Obamacare actually gives some young adults a strong f . . .

CNN Anchor Tweets Insult About Fox News Climate Story

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 19:26 PM

CNN anchor Bill Weir went on a mini-Twitter tirade Thursday, crudely slamming a Fox News blog for its post on former Vic . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved