Jihad Jane

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'Jihad Jane' Gets 10 Years

Colleen LaRose will serve 6 more years

(Newser) - Colleen LaRose, the American woman known as " Jihad Jane ," was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for a failed plot that involved al-Qaeda, with credit given for four years already served. The 50-year-old faced a life sentence, but she's helped authorities with other terrorism cases since... More »

Terror Recruits Seduced by 'Jihadi Cool'

Al-Qaeda lures them with rap videos, promises of adventure

(Newser) - The strange case of “Jihad Jane” might just be the latest example of a new wave of terrorists attracted less by religious fanaticism than by a sense of “jihadi cool,” say counterterrorism experts. FBI officials tell NPR that the promise of travel and adventure is now a... More »

Jihad Jane Pleads Not Guilty, Cooperates With Feds

Philadelphia woman will face trial in May

(Newser) - The Philadelphia-area woman who authorities say dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" online pleaded not guilty today in federal court to a four-count indictment charging her in an overseas terrorist plot. Colleen LaRose, 46, appeared in court wearing a green jumpsuit and corn rows in her blond hair. A May 3... More »

2nd American Woman Among Terror Arrests

Colorado mom Jamie Paulin-Ramirez was recent convert to Islam

(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... More »

Jihad Jane Case Shows Why Profiling Won't Work

When it comes to security, 'equal opportunity' works best

(Newser) - On the subject of those who have been clamoring for racial-ethnic-religious profiling, Eugene Robinson would like to direct everyone's attention to the case of Jihad Jane. Colleen LaRose is a "blond, blue-eyed, middle-aged white woman living unremarkably in a small town 50 miles from Philadelphia, where neighbors say they... More »

Most Knew Jihad Jane as Just Colleen

Suburban online jihadist "wasn't nothing to remember"

(Newser) - Nobody who knows terrorist suspect Colleen LaRose had any inkling of her online JihadJane identity, and many of those who talk about her sound like she didn't leave much of an impression at all. The boyfriend LaRose lived with for years in suburban Pennsylvania while she took care of his... More »

American 'Jihad Jane' Charged in Terror Plot

'Bored' Colleen LaRose indicted in Philadelphia

(Newser) - A suburban Philadelphia woman who referred to herself as a bored "Jihad Jane" on her MySpace page and YouTube video has been charged with recruiting terrorists and plotting to kill a Swedish cartoonist. Petite blond Colleen LaRose wrote in an email to a co-conspirator that her appearance would allow... More »

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