Jihad Jane’s Target Was Swedish Cartoonist

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Colleen R. LaRose, a suburban Philadelphia woman who called herself Jihad Jane online has been charged with using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas.

The blond hair, blue eyed woman’s goal was to kill cartoonist Lars Vilks a Swedish artist vilified by Muslims because of his drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.  This is just the latest string of plots to kill the cartoonist.  In September 2007, al-Qaeda leaders set a price on Vilks’ head.

His “alleged crime” was to draw a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad as a “roundabout dog”, a type of street installation popular in Sweden where sculptures are often placed in the middle of roundabaouts.

LaRose has been in custody since Oct. 15. She was in court the next day but didn’t enter a plea.  So, it’s been about five months and this is just getting into the news.