March 12, 2010
For years, “JihadJane” had been a joke to those who kept tabs on her online.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
She flirted with people who commented on the extremist videos she posted on YouTube.
When Web-monitoring groups learned her true identity, they laughed at photos of Colleen R. LaRose, the Muslim sympathizer from Montgomery County, quaffing beer in photos on her MySpace page.
But then she crossed a line.
According to the Web site JawaReport, a member of the online community monitoring LaRose became alarmed when she began soliciting funds through her Twitter account for terrorists.