Meet Our Homegrown Terrorist, Jihad Jane!
Matt | On 11, Mar 2010
THIS BITTY IS CRAZY!!! You never know what your neighbors, or it seems family members, are up to when you’re not looking.
Here we have Jihad Jane, born Colleen LaRose, a former Pennsylvania resident who left the U.S. in 2009 to commit herself to jihad (or ‘holy war’). Now LaRose was living with her boyfriend outside of Philadelphia and taking care of his father until he died in August 2009. She left the country a day after the funeral, without her boyfriend’s knowledge and with his passport, to start another life in the “terror” world. She planned to give her boyfriend’s passport to someone she met online in South Asia that she was going to marry. You heard me right .. boyfriend at home, fiance online in South Asia.
By October 2009, LaRose was arrested for planning jihad activities with five other men. They wanted to wage holy war in Europe and South Asia. Jihad Jane’s main target was in Sweden, by the name of Lars Vilks. He was responsible for the offensive drawing a few years ago of the Prophet Muhammad on a dog’s body. She was allegedly planning to go to Sweden to murder him. She felt no one would notice her there because of her blonde hair and European looks.
Anyway, Jihad Jane’s YouTube rants about being sympathetic to the Muslim causes and recruiting killers online have caught up with her. The boyfriend she left behind in Pennsylvania, Kurt Gorman, claims no knowledge of her involvement with this terror lifestyle. She posted her YouTube videos in secret in traditional Muslim garb and said nothing to Gorman about leaving. She just vanished. This is straight insanity from a HOMEGROWN TERRORIST … yes, because that’s EXACTLY what she is!
Jihad Jane faces charges of 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.