‘Jihad Jane’ expected to change ‘not guilty’ plea

The suburban Philadelphia woman known as “Jihad Jane” is expected to change her plea in court Tuesday.

Colleen LaRose entered a “not guilty” plea back in March after being charged with using the Internet to recruit participants for violent jihad.   LaRose, also known as “Fatima LaRose” and “Jihad Jane,” was accused of plotting to murder a Swedish cartoonist who has been criticized for a drawing of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.  She allegedly wrote in e-mails that she wanted to become a martyr in the name of Allah, and discussed with her co-conspirators how her appearance could help her blend in while carrying out her plans. An indictment charged LaRose with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. She has a 2 p.m. court date.


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