Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jihad Jane The Boogeyman

In 2008, Colleen LaRose was targeted by the US government for her online solidarity with Palestine.
LaRose was reportedly arrested in October 2009 and held incommunicado for 5 months. Then the government publicly claimed she was part of an international plot to assassinate Lars Vilks, the Dutch cartoonist responsible for a comic attacking Muslims.
Was there any real threat?

LaRose stated on YouTube that she was "desperate to do something to help." Her case is the latest in a string of domestic terrorism probes in which defendants have turned to the Internet for financial, moral and operational support to plan attacks against the U.S. and its allies. It raises the question of how legal it is to vocally oppose the policies of the US government.


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