A Pennsylvania woman, who called herself "Jihad Jane" online, pleaded guilty today (February 1, 2011) to her role in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had offended Muslims, according to the Salon website.
Colleen LaRose, 47, helped foreign terror suspects with the intention of starting a holy war in Europe and South Asia, prosecutors said.
LaRose has been in custody since October 2009 and faces a possible life sentence under the four charges to which she pleaded guilty: conspiracy to support terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, lying to investigators, and attempted identity theft.
In emails recovered by the FBI, LaRose agreed to marry an online contact from South Asia, so he could move to Europe. The couple then planned to go to Sweden to find and kill the artist, Lars Vilks, who had depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog, the indictment said.