Friday 20 April 2018

Teen helped Jihad Jane with Irish terror cell

Mary Clare Dale in Philadelphia

A PAKISTANI-born teen last night pleaded guilty to terrorism charges for helping a US woman who called herself 'Jihad Jane' to support an Irish terror cell planning to wage a Muslim holy war in Europe.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid was a student in the US when the FBI arrested him last year at age 17. He faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Khalid met Colleen LaRose in a chat room when he was 15. LaRose, who called herself 'Jihad Jane', faces life in prison after admitting last year that she had plotted to kill a Swedish artist whose cartoon had offended Muslims.

LaRose was arrested in November 2009 after returning to the US from Ireland, where authorities said she travelled after agreeing to marry a contact and become a martyr.

Irish Independent

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