‘Jihad Jane’ behind terror plot to kill Swedish cartoonist

Colleen LaRose, a resident of Philadelphia, has been indicted by the US Justice Department on Tuesday for allegedly recruiting terrorists to carry out attacks and plotting to assassinate Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.

According to US authorities LaRose was arrested on October 15 last year while she returned to the US from a trip to Europe.  It has been reported that she spent over a year looking for would be attackers on the internet around the world. The indictment said she sought to recruit men and women, to raise money and even agreed to carry out the murder of a Swedish cartoonist, pledging “only death will stop me.”

The indictment against LaRose dubbed after Irish police arrested four men and three women at stations in Waterford, TramoreDungarvan and Thomastown in Ireland on Tuesday for allegedly involved in a plot to assassinate Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks.

If found guilty, LaRose could face life imprisonment and a one million dollar penalty. However, the Justice Department refused to say whether LaRose was connected to the arrest of seven suspects in Ireland.

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