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2nd woman charged in `Jihad Jane' case

2nd woman charged in `Jihad Jane' case

Federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges Friday against a second American woman in the so-called Jihad Jane case, accusing the pair of plotting online to attend a terror training camp.
Jamie Paulin-Ramirez flew from Ireland on Friday to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was arrested by agents with the joint terrorism task force there.
Last month, authorities in Ireland detained Paulin-Ramirez and six others as they investigated an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist whose drawing had offended many Muslims.
Those seven suspects in Ireland were linked to Colleen LaRose, a 46-year-old woman who had traveled to Europe but was arrested last fall when she returned to the United States.
The new indictment charges that LaRose, 46, and Paulin-Ramirez, 31, separately traveled to Europe to support violent holy war. The court papers also say that once LaRose was in Europe, she invited Paulin-Ramirez to join her to attend a "training camp."
Paulin-Ramirez, prosecutors charge, accepted the invitation and asked to bring her 6-year-old son with her. She and the boy traveled to Europe last September and on the day of her arrival, she married a co-conspirator whom she had known only from online discussions, authorities said.
When the initial charges were unsealed last month against LaRose, 46, it marked one of only a handful of times the United States has filed terrorism charges against a woman.
LaRose has pleaded not guilty in the case.
LaRose apparently spent long hours online in recent years while caring for her boyfriend's elderly father in a small eastern Pennsylvania town. The congressman who represents the district said she had cooperated with authorities after her arrest late last year, which went unannounced until the seven suspects in Ireland were detained in March.


Updated : 2021-06-14 13:46 GMT+08:00