Pennsylvania Woman Tied to Plot on Cartoonist

colleenlaroseColleen R. LaRose, who called herself JihadJane online, a suburban Philadelphia woman, agreed to kill a Swedish citizen on orders from the unnamed terrorists and traveled to Europe to carry out the killing.

A U.S. Department of Justice spokesman wouldn’t confirm the case is related to a group of people arrested in Ireland earlier Tuesday on suspicion of plotting against a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.

Larose also agreed to provide her co-conspirators in Asia and Europe financial and passport help, the indictment charged.

Since Oct. 15 LaRose has been in federal custody arrest in Philadelphia, authorities said. She had an initial court appearance the next day but didn’t enter a plea.