Jihad Jane

Jihad Jane

In March 2010, the arrest on terror charges of a blonde haired, blue-eyed, American woman who called herself ‘Jihad Jane’ made headlines world wide and was described as the 'new front in the war on terrorism.'

The story of Coleen LaRose, a forty six-year-old woman, who had radicalised in rural Pennsylvania led the evening news bulletins. What made the case more surreal and confusing was the arrest of another American woman, Jamie Paulin Ramirez, a Colorado native — this time in Waterford, Ireland. 

One American woman caught up in a terror cell based out Ireland seemed incredible but two. Amid a backdrop of NSA surveillance, media hysteria and online radicalization — ‘Jihad Jane’ is the never before told story of marriage proposals, a murder plot and the world’s most unlikeliest terror cell. 

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