Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jamie Paulin-Ramirez posts “STOP caLLing MUSLIMS TERRORISTS!” she is a terrorist and was arrested in Ireland.

Last Easter, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez aka Jamie Paulin, a 31-year-old mom with a $30,000-a-year job as a medical assistant, announced to her family that she had converted to Islam. A few months later, she began posting to Facebook forums whose headings included "STOP caLLing MUSLIMS TERRORISTS!"

On Sept. 11, 2009 Jamie Paulin-Ramirez suddenly left Leadville, Colo. a small town in the Rocky Mountains for Denver, then for New York City, to meet and marry a Muslim man she connected with online, her family says. Ms. Paulin-Ramirez, who is 5-foot-11 and blonde, phoned her mother and stepfather in Leadville, providing them with an address in Waterford, Ireland, they say.

On Sept. 8, 2009 court papers say, Najibullah Zazi searched the Internet for home improvement stores in Queens before driving a rental car for a two-day trip from Denver to the city. The visit triggered a series of searches in Denver and New York City over the past two weeks, and netted backpacks, cell phones and a scale at a home where Zazi spent the night.
A law enforcement official said Thursday that authorities had been especially worried about Zazi's Sept. 10, 2009 visit to the city because it coincided with a visit by President Barack Obama, and considered arresting him right away. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday that Zazi had associates in New York who were in on the plot.

Surveillance videos showed him purchasing acetone and hydrogen peroxide at beauty-supply stores. Authorities speculate that the homemade bombs intended for the NY Subway system would have been hidden in nine identical backpacks seized from a Queens home that Zazi had visited shortly before Sept. 11, 2009. There were to be 8 additional suicide bombers with Najibullah Zazi.

Jamie Paulin-Ramirez a 31-year-old mom is in the custody of the Irish police, along with six other individuals, arrested as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit murder.  Three Released in Ireland Terror Case

Now, she is in the custody of the Irish police, along with six other individuals, arrested as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit murder, according to officials familiar with the case. The nature of the authorities' suspicions about Ms. Paulin-Ramirez couldn't be determined on Friday.

Ms. Paulin-Ramirez's interest in Islam "came out of left field," said her mother, Christine Holcomb-Mott, in an interview at her home Friday, wearing a blue sweatsuit with a silver cross around her neck.

"I'm angry with her right now," Ms. Holcomb-Mott said. "I'd like to just choke her. But I'm worried about her, too. I love my daughter."

Nearby was a stack of photos of Ms. Paulin-Ramirez, with a sparkling smile, and her son, who has brown hair and eyes. Her mother looked at the images over and over, as college basketball played on the TV.
Ms. Paulin-Ramirez, her photo above, had been in contact by phone and email with her mother, stepfather and an aunt, her relatives said. But none of them has heard from Ms. Paulin-Ramirez in recent days, they said.

Ms. Paulin-Ramirez is the second American woman to be linked to an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who made fun of the Prophet Mohammed. An indictment was unsealed this week against Colleen R. LaRose, 46, a suburban Philadelphia woman who authorities said used the Web alias "JihadJane."

Ms. LaRose was accused of plotting to kill the cartoonist and attempting to recruit jihadis via the Internet. She was arrested in October and later charged with providing material support to terrorists.

The Justice Department kept its case under wraps until this week while investigators in the U.S. and Europe pursued their investigation against other potential suspects in the U.S. and abroad.

The main contact for Ms. LaRose is believed to be one of the men in Irish custody, an Algerian, who has a relationship with Ms. Paulin-Ramirez, according to a person close to matter.

A person close to the Irish police couldn't confirm whether Ms. Paulin-Ramirez and the Algerian are married. Ms. LaRose spent roughly two weeks in Ireland last fall, a person familiar with the matter said.

The Irish police are holding four men and three women, including three Algerians, a Croatian, a Palestinian, a Libyan and a U.S. national, according to a person close to the police.

They are being questioned and haven't been charged. A U.S. official familiar with the matter confirmed that Ms. Paulin-Ramirez is the U.S. national. The Justice Department declined to comment.

The seven people in custody, whose ages range from the mid-20s to the late 40s, can be held for seven days without charges, under Irish law. They are being held in four different police stations, Waterford, Tramore, Dungarvan and Thomastown, and are being questioned, according to the source. A spokesman for the Irish police said the arrests took place in Waterford and Cork, but he declined to provide further details.

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