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'Jihad Jane' ally admits to Vilks murder plot

'Jihad Jane' ally admits to Vilks murder plot

Published: 09 Mar 2011 07:16 GMT+01:00
Updated: 09 Mar 2011 07:16 GMT+01:00

Jamie Paulin Ramirez, a US citizen and former resident of Colorado sometimes referred to as "Jihad Jamie", pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, the Justice Department said.

The 32-year-old faces up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing.

Officials alleged that Ramirez traveled with Colleen LaRose, who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane," to locations in Europe and elsewhere "to participate in and in support of violent jihad."

They were also said to have been involved in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who made fun of the Prophet Muhammad.

LaRose, 47, pleaded guilty last month to related charges and could face life behind bars.

She was arrested in October 2009 for her role in a plot to kill Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who unleashed a storm of protests from Muslims with his cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad seen as insulting to Islam.

LaRose sought to recruit men and women online, raise money and even agreed to carry out the murder of a Swedish resident, pledging "only death will stop me," the indictment charged.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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07:38 March 9, 2011 by mikewhite
Why the long face ?
07:51 March 9, 2011 by StockholmSam
Inbreeding, methinks.
08:20 March 9, 2011 by calebian22
Why it's a horse, of course!
08:26 March 9, 2011 by Thomas Dolby
a one, and a two, and a three... "I'm an ole' cowhand, from the Rio Grande"

I think she's got one over on Jay Leno : )
15:36 March 9, 2011 by Rishonim
In many radical circles she is considered beautiful. Slap on a burka and she is ready to turn heads as she walks by ;-)
16:20 March 9, 2011 by SarahPalin
" in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who made fun of the Prophet Muhammad."

Cartoonists have been making fun of celebrities and scumbags for as long as anyone can remember. Muhammad was married to a 6 year old, making him a pedophile and cartoonists were just supposed to ignore that?

Actually yes, if they didn't want to upset the "religion of peace".

I'm glad one cartoonist decided freedom of speech is more important than "don't upset the crazies".
18:26 March 9, 2011 by buschmann
Send her to Egypt (freedom square) before locking her up.
18:49 March 9, 2011 by Swedesmith
Which one is which?
20:50 March 9, 2011 by mikewhite
@SP: I think you'll find many of the mediaeval crowned heads of Europe were betrothed at a similar age.
23:00 March 9, 2011 by StockholmSam
@mikewhite

I am no fan of monarchy, but being betrothed and being married are two different things. Plus, you are not quite right about ages. While Muhammad might have been "married" to a six-year-old and consummated the relationship, betrothal of young girls to medieval European monarchs did not take place before the age of 12 according to Augustine law and consummation had to wait until marriage, which usually took place within two years after betrothal. Sex with children prior to marriage was strictly forbidden by the church, too, so it would be rare (and unforgivable) to have sex with kids under 12. Big difference.
02:05 March 10, 2011 by wenddiver
she will get her fill of Islam in a US Prison. Once you say your Muslim their you get to hang with your fellow crazies forever.
19:08 March 10, 2011 by mikewhite
"and consummated the relationship" - oh well, in Berlusconi's words, "at least he wasn't gay"
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