2nd American Woman Among Terror Arrests

Colorado mom Jamie Paulin-Ramirez was recent convert to Islam
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2010 9:59 PM CST

(Newser) – A 31-year-old mother who last year converted to Islam and left Colorado for New York to marry a Muslim man is among those in custody in Ireland over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist—the second blond, American woman involved in the effort, after Colleen LaRose, aka Jihad Jane. Family members tell the Wall Street Journal they haven’t heard recently from Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, and said her move toward Islam “came out of left field.”

“I’m angry with her right now,” her mother adds of Paulin-Ramirez, one of seven people held by Irish authorities. “I’d like to just choke her. But I’m worried about her, too. I love my daughter.”

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