Woman called 'Jihad Jane' pleads guilty
Colleen LaRose was accused of plotting to wage violent jihad overseas.
February 1st, 2011
03:06 PM ET

Woman called 'Jihad Jane' pleads guilty

Colleen LaRose, a woman who authorities say called herself "Jihad Jane" on YouTube, has changed her mind about fighting government charges that she was plotting to wage violent jihad overseas. She pleaded guilty to all counts Tuesday at a federal change-of-plea hearing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

LaRose was indicted in 2009 on four counts, including conspiring to support terrorists and kill someone overseas. She was allegedly part of a plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who outraged some by depicting the prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog in 2007.

Five other co-conspirators were allegedly involved, but never named by the government.

LaRose also is accused of lying to a federal agent and attempted identity theft.

Her lawyer, Mark Wilson, would not comment after Tuesday's hearing nor about whether his client has been cooperating with authorities in hopes of avoiding a potential life sentence.

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    Actually that doesn't work,, you have to say 'sorry jesus' right before you check out..

    February 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Davis

    I think she was brainwashed by the tea party republicans, and most likely watched Glenn Beck. Poor thing, it was just to much hate for her to handle. We should give her counciling and a nice job at the Fed. She deserves a second chance, like every criminal.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank

    Jihad is a "Holy War". Now imagine getting banged in the face by a Pennsylvania fry pan. I don't know...just not the same impact. Pennsylvania terrorist...Illinois Nazi...it's all the same.

    February 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lastemptationofchrist

    copolla could not leave his house for one solid year..copies were stolen from retaii stores all over my jihad blackwater maplethorp cartoon country. A country of hilarious cartoons as few others. A dog has fleas. Good luck with all those bishop child lawsuits.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lastemptationofchrist

    you think maybe we could show this film on cbs or fox networks now?

    February 2, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @Jeff Frank, I imagined getting banged in the face by a Pennsylvania frying pan. It hurt. I didn't like it. Now you imagine getting banged in the face by a Texas frying pan. Do you like it?

    February 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
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