What happens when these Muslim terrorists are freed on appeal or their sentences are served and their home countries refuse to take them back? How many will they recruit and convert in U.S. prisons? via: Jihad Jane-linked Irish citizen to be extradited to US on terrorism charges
THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT has approved the extradition to the United States of an alleged jihadist wanted by Washington for conspiring with a woman known as “Jihad Jane” to recruit people online for attacks in Europe and south Asia.
Ali Charaf Damache, who holds both Algerian and Irish nationality, was detained in December in Barcelona.
US officials say Damache worked with Colleen LaRose – a Pennsylvania woman who converted to Islam and took the name Jihad Jane – and others to create a “violent jihad organisation” with men and women from Europe and the United States.
LaRose herself was jailed for 10 years in 2014 for plotting attacks, including the murder of Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has survived several death threats since penning a cartoon portraying the Prophet Mohammed as a dog.
US authorities say Damache and others recruited men online “to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe” as well as women with passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of their plots.
Spain’s cabinet approved his extradition during its regular cabinet meeting on Friday.
Damache had refused to be extradited to the United States, where he faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
He had initially been detained in Ireland where he was living, but a court here refused a US request to extradite him and he walked free.
More via USA v. Damache, Ali Charaf, et al.
[EDPA] Ali Charaf Damache, a resident of Ireland of Algerian origin, and Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a Pakistani citizen residing in Elicott City, Maryland, were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The indictment charged Damache and Khalid of setting up a violent jihad organization consisting of men and women from Europe and the United States, some of whom would travel to South Asia for explosives training and return to Europe to wage violent jihad. The indictment further alleged that Damache, also known as “theblackflag” and Khalid conspired with Colleen LaRose (a/k/a Jihad Jane) and Jamie Paulin Ramirez in a conspiracy to wage violent jihad overseas. LaRose has pleaded guilty on charges she plotted to recruit terrorists and murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. She is awaiting sentencing with another woman, Jamie Paulin Ramirez, who has pleaded guilty to charges she conspired with LaRose to support and train terrorists. In May 2012, Mohammad Khalid pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the plot.
Ireland, Pakistan and Spain all had a chance to arrest and try this terrorist. So much for a coalition.