Jihad Jane: ‘I became a terrorist out of love’

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:05 am

Who said Muslims don’t love terrorism?

A white Islamic militant who christened herself ‘Jihad Jane’ and was convicted of plotting to kill a cartoonist who satirized the Prophet Muhammad, has claimed her actions were motivated our of love.

Colleen LaRose, 51, of Pennsberg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to charges including planning a jihad and conspiring to kill Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks in 2011 and was convicted in 2014.

She was sentenced to ten years in prison, but in a recent letter to a criminologist, LaRose said love was behind her crimes.

Only ten years? Obama will probably pardon her before long. Out of love for jihadis.

LaRose wrote in response to a query from Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco, who shared the letter with NBC News.

‘Why did I do what I was convicted of?’ she wrote. ‘There’s many reasons but the simplest reason is I did it for love.

Love for my Prophet, love for my Ummah [community] and love for the brother that gave me the assignment.

Sure, we can reason with these people.

‘Also I think I did it for pride. Sisters are never given assignments like the one I was given. I felt my brother had enough confidence and trust in me that he honored me by giving me the assignment. I felt if he loved me that much then I had to do what he told me needed to be done.’

Mehlman-Orozco wrote to LaRose months before last week’s terrorist attack on the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after it had published cartoons of Muhammad.

The criminologist wrote to several people convicted in the U.S. of terrorist-related crimes.

Why even bother trying to read the minds of these savages?

When Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks portrayed the Prophet Muhammed with the body of a dog in 2007 put a £67,000 bounty on the head of the artist.

In constant contact with al-Qaida operatives around the world, LaRose swore to travel to Europe and kill Vilks.

According to her indictment, she wrote: ‘I will make this my goal till I achieve it or die trying.’

We’d be better off with her dead.

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