An American who called herself Jihad Jane was sentenced to 10 years in prison for plotting with an Al Qaeda-linked terrorism cell to kill a Swedish artist.
Colleen LaRose, who went by the online name 'Jihad Jane,' has pleaded guilty to four federal charges.
The FBI raids in Brookline and Watertown, Mass., and on Long Island, N.Y. were likely following-up on information gained from the interrogation of Faisal Shahzad, a suspect in the Times Square probe.
Statistically, women are far less violent than men. But the case of Jihad Jane's alleged conspirator, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, and the resurgence of the black widows in Chechnya suggest that when it comes to terrorism, men and women have much in common.