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Oregon: Muslim teen arrested after attempted car bomb attack at Christmas tree lighting ceremony
Jihad Watch ^ | November 27, 2010

Posted on 11/28/2010 2:57:34 PM PST by NYer

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Mohamed Osman Mohamud: Misunderstander of Islam


He yelled "Allahu akbar" and tried to kick agents as they swooped in to arrest him. DoJ press release here. "Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen in Car Bomb Plot," from the Associated Press, November 27 (thanks to Markus):

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Somali-born teenager plotted to carry out a car bomb attack at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland on Friday, but the bomb turned out to be a dud supplied by undercover agents as part of a sting, federal prosecutors said.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. just after he dialed a cell phone that he thought would blow up a van laden with explosives but instead brought federal agents and Portland police swooping in to take him into custody.

Mohamud yelled "Allahu Akhkbar" and tried to kick agents and police as the arrest came, according to prosecutors.

He was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton released federal court documents Friday that show the sting operation began in June after an undercover agent learned that Mohamud had been in contact with an "unindicted associate" in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier region.

Mohamud is a naturalized U.S. citizen who has been living in Corvallis.

According to a federal complaint, Mohamud was in regular email contact with the "unindicted associate' in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier starting in August 2009.

The complaint states that in December 2009 Mohamud and the "unindicted associate" used coded language in an email in which the FBI believes Mohamud discussed traveling to Pakistan to prepare for "violent jihad."...

Last June an FBI agent contacted Mohamud "under the guise of being affiliated with the first associate."

Mohamud and the undercover agent agreed to meet in Portland on July 30. At that meeting, the undercover agent and Mohamud "discussed violent jihad," according to the court document.

Mohamud told the agent he wanted to set off explosives at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square, an event that occurred on Friday....



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: christmas; jihad; muslim; portland; somalia; waronterror

1 posted on 11/28/2010 2:57:39 PM PST by NYer
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2 posted on 11/28/2010 2:59:15 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Surprise anyone? Why is anyone from Somalia allowed into this country?


3 posted on 11/28/2010 3:00:12 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: NYer

Are they sure he’s a muzzie? He sounds more like a member of the ACLU or an atheist to me.


4 posted on 11/28/2010 3:02:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't touch my junk!!!)
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To: NYer

Anybody left who still thinks that there is no threat from the middle eastern hate-movement cleverly disguised as a religion?


5 posted on 11/28/2010 3:03:40 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged; NYer

Ship his butt to GITMO immediately.


6 posted on 11/28/2010 3:04:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

No not gitmo, bullet to the brain.

Execute terrorists.


7 posted on 11/28/2010 3:06:19 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the Leftist protected species hierarchy, Islamics trump Homosexuals trump Women trump Blacks)
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To: NYer

Holder will probably attempt to try him if Federal court which means he’ll be home by next Christmas to try again.


8 posted on 11/28/2010 3:07:16 PM PST by circlecity
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To: NYer

You gotta ask yourself why are we “naturalizing” all these people from known terror sponsoring countries?


9 posted on 11/28/2010 3:13:17 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

“Why is anyone from Somalia allowed into this country?”

That’s the Million Dollar Question, isn’t it? This kid is straight from the slums of Mogadishu and was born 2 years before Black Hawk Down, and emigrated as a young teen. He was given US Citizenship, sponsorship and a free education, and this is what we get in return.

He supposedly babbled something about how American culture had sullied him too badly to be a suicide bomber, so he settled for setting it off from the safety of the train station several blocks away.

The Somalis have been here for years and this is probably only the tip of the iceberg for self-radicalized former Somali nationals. What scares the hell out of me is that they learn from these failures too, and some day they will find a patsy with half of a brain, and be just slick enough to escape detection by the FBI.

But God Bless the FBI on this one. I hope they got maximum intelligence and I pray they learned a lot along the way.


10 posted on 11/28/2010 3:15:30 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: Bean Counter

Just talked to a kid who went to middle school with this kid. Said he was a terrorist wannabe then and went to Mosque every day having an excuse from class. Said he was violent and always looking for fights. He was not a bit surprised.

Pray for America


11 posted on 11/28/2010 3:26:07 PM PST by bray (63 more reasons the Tea Party Rox)
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To: Bean Counter

“and some day they will find a patsy with half of a brain, and be just slick enough to escape detection....”

from the safety of the GZ Mosque, where he will be well kept along with whatever WMD will be smuggled through the tunnels to said mosque...until he goes jihadi on NYC’s a$$. Of course, the US financial center will have had to have been destroyed or moved to Chicago by then.


12 posted on 11/28/2010 3:31:19 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Not just Somalis, but Saudis, Syrians, Lebanese, Libyans...why is any Moslem allowed to come here? Not to mention the Kenyans!


13 posted on 11/28/2010 3:42:05 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: bray

Channel 8 News dredged up a local that remembered this kid from 7th Grade, because he explained in detail to his class how an RPG worked. No kidding.


14 posted on 11/28/2010 3:45:33 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: bray

>Pray for America<

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We should do that, for sure.

But it’s not enough to pray and hope for the best — we must take action ourselves, get rid of evil (Islam) first and our prayers will be heard as a result.


15 posted on 11/28/2010 3:56:56 PM PST by 353FMG (In the end, it will be either ISLAM or America -- it can never be both. Choose NOW!)
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Religion of Peace alert.


16 posted on 11/28/2010 4:37:56 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: NYer

I’m gonna take an unpopular position: I think the FBI groomed this idiot in order to produce good PR for the FBI. There was no need for the plot to go as far as it did, nobody to catch besides the guy they’d already caught. If the object of the exercise wasn’t making the FBI look like they’d ‘saved’ Portland, what was it?


17 posted on 11/28/2010 5:08:50 PM PST by Grut
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18 posted on 11/28/2010 6:37:46 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Grut

I think I’ll take the popular position, thank you for your comments...and say that they aren’t comprehensible.

For one thing, they had to wait for the kid to try to detonate the “explosives” to have a makeable case against him. It’s kinda like the FBI agents who pose as kids to trap pedophiles. They have to have actionable proof. Did you know that they tried to talk the kid out of it?

Too, why would the FBI do that in a city that has rejected being part of the Terrorist Task Force? Were I a member of the FBI, I would say let them burn, and let them come to us for help.


19 posted on 11/29/2010 12:03:16 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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For one thing, they had to wait for the kid to try to detonate the “explosives” to have a makeable case against him.

In that case, the only charge brought against him will be that of trying to detonate them. Somehow, I doubt it.

Too, why would the FBI do that in a city that has rejected being part of the Terrorist Task Force? Were I a member of the FBI, I would say let them burn, and let them come to us for help.

There never was any danger of Portland 'burning', so grooming the kid as an object lesson makes sense. Portland will now probably rejoin the Terrorist Task Force.

20 posted on 11/29/2010 5:36:10 AM PST by Grut
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To: Grut
I think the FBI groomed this idiot in order to produce good PR for the FBI.

I agree completely with your assessment.

I suppose they are stuck between a rock and a hard spot. Can't justify constant surveillance of a potential jihadi forever, so this type of sting plugs a budget black hole while producing positive PR that can be used to justify the budget (or a budget increase).

I'm just glad their little "black ops" didn't blow up in their faces like it did at Waco and Ruby Ridge.

21 posted on 11/29/2010 7:29:51 AM PST by Valpal1 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Grut

They gave him plenty of opportunities to take another path...to not do what he was planning on doing.

His dad was so concerned that he contacted the FBI.

What part of crazy nutjob kid don’t you understand?

For goodness sakes...he thought the people who were throwing themselves off of the World Trade Center on 9/11 was “awesome”!


22 posted on 11/29/2010 11:50:48 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: dixiechick2000
"Crazy nutjob kid" I understand. But don't you think he had some help getting from there to 'willing would-be mass murderer'?

I'm sure he could have been busted for something (there's always 'conspiracy') early on. But then the FBI wouldn't have had a chance to cover itself with glory.

23 posted on 11/30/2010 9:02:55 AM PST by Grut
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“But don’t you think he had some help getting from there to ‘willing would-be mass murderer’?”

Yep...he was in an environment that allowed him such freedom and, in fact, encouragement.

I don’t know where you live, but Oregon is very open to new people, new experiences, and any religion other than Christianity. They, in fact, have been so sympathetic to the Islamic religion that we’ve had the Portland Seven, one of whom was an aid to the Mayor and another who was an exec with Intel, and attempts to set up terrorist training camps.

The city of Portland decided to be the first city to opt out of the JTTF. They ended up being the ONLY city to opt out. It appears that the city council is now open to joining the JTTF now that Obama is President, and not Bush...and the fact that there was a threat. All except Randy Leonard, who remains to be the ultimate example of the left fringe.

I thank God that the FBI did their good work here.


24 posted on 11/30/2010 11:46:47 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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