"Jihad Jamie" sentenced to 8 years in prison
A court in Philadelphia sentenced Jamie Paulin Ramirez to eight years in prison for helping to prepare a terrorist crime. The American woman has been dubbed "Jihad Jamie" by the media, after it was revealed she was working with Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose, who on Monday was sentenced to ten years in prison for plans to murder the Swedish artist Lars Vilks.
Just like Colleen LaRose, Jamie Paulin Ramirez was active in extreme islamist circles on the internet during the summer of 2009. They both joined an extremist group in Ireland where they were trained in attacking people who were said to harm Islam. "Jihad Jamie" married the leader ot eh group Ali Damache. They were both arrested in March 2010 in Waterford. Damache is in custody in Ireland, fighting extradition to the US.
Jamie Paulin Ramirez has admitted to terrorist crimes and has co-operated with the american FBI. The time she has spent in prison already will be deducted from her sentence.
The artist Lars Vilks is living with 24-hour protection since the suicide attack in Stockholm in December 2010. In the taped message, the suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab said that Vilks drawings of the profet Muhammed as a dog was the reason for his attack.