'Jihad Jane' Terror Plot Trial Postponed

This image provided by the SITE Intelligence Group shows Colleen LaRose, an American woman from Pennsylvania indicted Tuesday March 9, 2010 and accused of using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas. AP/SITE Intelligence Group

A federal judge in Philadelphia will indefinitely postpone the trial of two American women charged in a global terror plot that allegedly targeted a Swedish artist.

Forty-six-year-old Colleen LaRose and 31-year-old Jamie Paulin-Ramirez mostly avoided glancing at each other at their first joint court appearance Monday.

Prosecutors are asking the judge to review some of the massive computer evidence to see if any is classified and determine what must be turned over to defense lawyers. The judge will meet with prosecutors on May 19.

The women have pleaded not guilty to charges they helped foreign terror suspects intent on starting a holy war. Both women were arrested in the past year as they returned to the United States from Europe.

The alleged target was Lars Vilks, a Swedish artist who had depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog, according to the indictment.
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