Suburban woman accused of using net to recruit terrorists
Feds cuff JihadJane
A suburban Pennsylvania woman who went by the online alias JihadJane used the internet to recruit Islamic terrorists and to plot the assassination of a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Mohammed, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.
Colleen R LaRose was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country and related charges, according to an indictment filed in US District Court in Pennsylvania. She has been detained since October, but the charges were only made public on Tuesday, following the arrests of others.
According to prosecutors, LaRose began a series on online correspondences with unindicted co-conspirators after posting a comment on YouTube under the alias JihadJane that stated she was "desperate to do something somehow to help" Muslim people who were suffering. She said her blond hair and blue eyes were assets that would allow her to "blend in with many people".
One conspirator directed LaRose to travel to Sweden, hunt down a resident there and to kill him, the indictment claims. Her answer: "I will make this my goal till i achieve it or die trying."
The identity of the Swedish resident was not revealed in court documents, but numerous published reports, citing people familiar with the investigation, said it was Lars Vilks, a cartoonist who ignited outrage in the Muslim world after depicting Muhammed with the body of a dog.
LaRose, also known as Fatima LaRose, allegedly corresponded with at least five conspirators to recruit men and women with the ability to travel in the US and Europe. In March 2009, she agreed to live in Sweden and marry one of the conspirators so he could live in Europe.
If convicted, LaRose faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a fine of $1m. ®
@My nickel or yours?
Dear Mr Schultz, "Please go to Sweden and kill that cartoonist"
Police: "We arrest you for something that bloke said to you".
I'd hit you with the clue stick, but you might confuse it with assault and battery.
Slay the unbelievers wheresoever ye find them"
Then there's the very Christian messages like "never suffer a witch to live" or "none shall get to heaven except through me [Jesus]". All these cults are pretty much the same: we're the only game in town! Kill/shun/damn the unbelievers!
I much prefer the Buddhist perspective on life and religion, as exemplified (perhaps) by this quote attributed to the Zen master Linji: "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him."
Another quote might also be appropriate to show the Buddhist perspective on creating images of the "religion's" central figure.
Monk: What is the Buddha?
Unmon: A dried shit-stick (ie, something to wipe your arse with)
I'm sure some more "moderate" Judeo-Christian cultists will complain that all the talk about killing the infidels/non-believers isn't meant to be taken literally. But really, if you start stripping out those bits, why not all the other literal stuff about heaven/life eternal/etc.? What are you left with then? Just another dog and pony show, IMO.
Oh, and just one more thing I want to mention... all these anit-Jihadist or anti-Al-Queda polemics are just as bad since by negating or opposing something, they end up reifying it too. Thus does the wheel of nonsense go round and round...
(not aon, so you know which one to shun in future)
So they watch Americans?
So they watch USA citizens correspondence online and build an innuendo case against them? Because what you've quoted has no beef in it.
"desperate to do something somehow to help"..."blend in with many people".. innuendo dressing needed to suggest a plot.
"One conspirator directed LaRose to travel to Sweden, hunt down a resident there and to kill him".
Here's the main core of the claim, but suppose they did arrest him and he turns out to be a troll she's humoring, what then? The whole core of their claim is to infer a REAL plot without actually filing charges on the real plot!
"I will make this my goal till i achieve it or die trying."
I will become a ballerina or die trying! Watch me Plié into a Pirouette! And?? That's just a common English phrase, used often and without literal meaning??? Is that it?
Where's the beef? It's like when they raided a guys office because they were discussing how you would go about killing Dick Cheney (steak trough the heart would be my suggestion) and it sent a chill through the net because hypothetical discussions were dangerous, you had to watch what you said because somebody could re-interpret it, select random statements and assemble a case of innuendo.
Do they *actually* have evidence of a plot, or just innuendo statements in this because what you've quoted has no beef in it, and I find it disturbing that they watch everyones correspondence like that.