Jihad Jamie Paulin-Ramirez was lonely, her family said in the town of Leadville, Colorado. She got online, became friends with Najibullah Zazi, the confessed al-Qaeda member who pleaded guilty to trying to bomb New York City. Through Zazi, she found love (kinda-sorta) with an Algerian Islamic jihadist, who oddly remains unnamed, other than 'Ali.' Also, seldom mentioned (I found it only at FOXNews) is this: Paulin-Ramirez's mother, Christine Holcomb Mott, is married to George Mott, an Arabic-speaking Muslim convert. See update 4-2-10 below.
Jihad Jamie Paulin-Ramirez and son Christian
Her husband, Algerian Ali, (for lack of a real name) is reportedly still held by Irish police
Jihad Jamie's 6-year-old son, Christian, has now been renamed Walid, and attends an Islamic school in Ireland. The Holcomb-Mott family says the boy hates Christians, is not allowed to play with anyone but Muslims, but gets "beat up" by them because he is different. George Mott, the Muslim stepfather says in a phone call he could "hear a Jihadi recruitment tape playing in the background talking of death to Zionist and America."
Christian's biological father is a deported Mexican, Alejandro Carreon, who has no contact with the family.
Christine Holcomb-Mott said her daughter wore full Islamic robes and head scarves to her son's soccer games. "It was like a neon sign that said 'Look at me.' Mrs. Mott said her daughter met a Pakistan man and offered to help him come to the U.S. to take flying lessons.
Read more about Jihad Jamie at Creeping Sharia.
Jihad Jamie Paulin-Ramirez was arrested today after arriving from Ireland on U.S. soil. She is charged with "conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist group."
From Fox News:
The new indictment charges that LaRose and Paulin-Ramirez, 31, separately traveled to Europe to support violent jihad, or Muslim holy war. The court papers also say that once LaRose was in Europe, she invited Paulin-Ramirez to join her to attend a "training camp."
Paulin-Ramirez, prosecutors charge, accepted the invitation and asked to bring her 6-year-old son with her. She and the boy traveled to Europe last September and on the day of her arrival, she married a co-conspirator whom she knew only from online discussions, authorities said.
Last August, the Paulin-Ramirez and LaRose allegedly had a computer conversation in which LaRose said "when our brothers defend our faith (and) their homes, they are terrorists ... fine, then I am a terrorist and proud to be this."
According to the indictment, Paulin-Ramirez replied, "that's right... if that's how they call it then so be it I am what I am."
Jihad Jamie's Family (video)