Pennsylvania woman tied to plot to kill Lars Vilks

I reported earlier that seven people were arrested in Ireland for allegedly plotting to kill Swede cartoonst Lars Vilks. A Pennsylvania woman who calls herself “JihadJan” has also been arrested in connection to that assassination plot.

Ms. LaRose, 46, was arrested in Philadelphia in October, but her case was kept under seal. Although the indictment does not identify the target, a law enforcement official said her case was linked to the arrests Tuesday of seven Muslims in Ireland in connection with a scheme to kill the cartoonist, Lars Vilks. A group linked to Al Qaeda had put a $100,000 bounty on his head for the cartoon, which the group perceived as an insult to Islam.