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Suspect in Oregon Bomb Plot Is Called Confused [Mohamed Osman Mohamud]
NY Times ^ | 11/28/10 | JESSE McKINLEY and WILLIAM YARDLEY

Posted on 11/28/2010 6:04:19 PM PST by BunnySlippers

Mr. Khan and Mr. Day said several people who worship at the mosque said the FBI had knocked on their doors late at night on the day of Mr. Mohamud’s arrest, but that none agreed to speak to agents.

“People were finding cards in the doors that said FBI,” Mr. Day said.

The mosque, the largest in Portland, has been the center of controversy before. In 2002, the mosque’s imam, Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye, who — like Mr. Mohamud — is a naturalized American citizen from Somalia, was arrested at Portland International Airport.

Prosecutors subsequently said that trace elements of TNT were found in his luggage, though those tests were later said to be inconclusive and he was not convicted of any crime.

Mr. Kariye did not immediately respond to a request for comment made through Mr. Day, but Mr. Khan reiterated that Mr. Mohamud’s action were his own.

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Several people who said they knew Mr. Mohamud’s family said that they believed his parents had reported their son to law enforcement authorities, citing concerns that his views were becoming extreme. They declined to be quoted by name.

A law enforcement official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss certain aspects of the case, said investigators first became aware of Mohamud because of his alleged efforts to connect with Islamic extremists through email.

Soon after that they received a tip from someone who knows him, alerting them to what the official described as increased radicalization. According to the federal affidavit for his arrest, Mr. Mohamud at one point told undercover agents he had been “betrayed” by his family.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jihad; portland; somalia; waronterror

1 posted on 11/28/2010 6:04:21 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

I would call maggots who fly airliners full of people into buildings in trade for 72 virgins “confused” also. That’s no reason to let them off the hook.


2 posted on 11/28/2010 6:06:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't touch my junk!!!)
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To: BunnySlippers
People were finding cards in the doors that said FBI,”

ROTFLMAO

3 posted on 11/28/2010 6:06:51 PM PST by OBXWanderer (I'm up against a hard break...)
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To: BunnySlippers

I bet a rope around the neck would really confused the bastard.


4 posted on 11/28/2010 6:06:59 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: BunnySlippers

FAmliy clean up on aisle four.


5 posted on 11/28/2010 6:07:41 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie ( Ok, Joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: mylife

The parents may have had enough sense to turn him in to prevent him from flying off to Pakistan to join the Taliban or get some training. Just like the Nigerian fellow..the Dad was hoping to save his butt.


6 posted on 11/28/2010 6:09:55 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: mylife

I like your mind!


7 posted on 11/28/2010 6:10:30 PM PST by doberville
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To: Oldexpat

Sorry.

I’m not buying it.


8 posted on 11/28/2010 6:11:36 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: BunnySlippers

Already, here in Oregon, the big stories are the mosque fire and islamophobia. Also, entrapment has been raised as a defense. Better that several dozen Christmas tree revelers had died. Sick


9 posted on 11/28/2010 6:12:00 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: BunnySlippers

awwww..he’s just a confused Muslim terrorist.


10 posted on 11/28/2010 6:13:47 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BunnySlippers

The first trial balloon from the taxpayer funded defense team.


11 posted on 11/28/2010 6:14:56 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: BunnySlippers
Standard formulatic NY Times apologetics for terror.

As per SOP, the terrorist was
(a) mentally disturbed
(b) acting alone
(c) his actions were inexplicable, unforeseen and not encouraged by the other members of the Mosque
(d) members of the Mosque are shocked at his behavior.

And, of course, the obligatory, “he seemed like such a nice boy”

12 posted on 11/28/2010 6:15:55 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: BunnySlippers
Let me guess...I need to work harder to understand this troubled/confused young man.

It is amazing.

This guy is eligible for more government sponsored programs (just because he's Black) than is my own US born White son....and now, the SOB wants to kill me.

13 posted on 11/28/2010 6:16:51 PM PST by blam
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To: Oldexpat

I have a friend, that’s a good man, An honorable officer without a mean bone in his body. Steadfast and level headed.

His 19 year old supplied guns for a hold up.

The punk has to do the time.
No sympathy from his Pop or me.

You did this as an adult despite all that YOU WERE TAUGHT.
The decision was his alone.


14 posted on 11/28/2010 6:17:04 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: SpaceBar

They have been floating trial balloons from the first report.


15 posted on 11/28/2010 6:18:46 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: rdcbn

“he seemed like such a nice boy” He used to cut the grass..


16 posted on 11/28/2010 6:20:03 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: BunnySlippers

Confused, my eye. He was crystal clear on what he wanted to do and why.


17 posted on 11/28/2010 6:20:15 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: BunnySlippers

Aww da poor kid...He wuz only followin wot Allah tolt him wot ta do. Getting tired of that line from the slimes ... What they won’t use is ....Blame Allah, Then jihadists would burn the place down and toss the Big Burgher out through his 10th story office window...


18 posted on 11/28/2010 6:21:57 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province Let it be ruled by a professor " Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: mylife

He was just getting his life turned around too.


19 posted on 11/28/2010 6:23:38 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: blam
This guy is eligible for more government sponsored programs (just because he's Black) than is my own US born White son....and now, the SOB wants to kill me.

And that is what is killing this country.

20 posted on 11/28/2010 6:24:31 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: blam
I need to work harder to understand this troubled/confused young man.

Nah. WE need to work harder to convince the powers that be that when you catch a terrorist, YOU SHOOT HIM IN THE F$$$$$$ HEAD!

21 posted on 11/28/2010 6:26:29 PM PST by bigheadfred (mind like a steel trap---rusted shut...)
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To: BunnySlippers

First choice: Revoke his citizenship and then hang him.
Second choice: Hang him and then revoke his citizenship.
Either choice is acceptable to me.


22 posted on 11/28/2010 6:26:59 PM PST by chuckee
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To: All

Remember yall,
Under the new Obamacare you are a child until you are 27


23 posted on 11/28/2010 6:27:35 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: JimSEA
Already, here in Oregon, the big stories are the mosque fire and islamophobia. Also, entrapment has been raised as a defense.

Right on schedule. Libtards have a death wish... for everybody else, because they just know that when the bomb does blast near them that they will be safe. I think a diet low in trans fat combined with multiple Starbuck drinks a day has rotted their brain.
24 posted on 11/28/2010 6:29:20 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: LibWhacker
He was crystal clear on what he wanted to do and why.

One of the investigators said that it was made clear, repeatedly, that a large number of the people killed would be women and children. Repeatedly. He was all for it.

25 posted on 11/28/2010 6:32:02 PM PST by bigheadfred (mind like a steel trap---rusted shut...)
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To: CJ Wolf; aragorn; houeto; Quix; B4Ranch; Whenifhow; Silentgypsy; Lurker; BenKenobi; ...
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Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 11/28/2010 6:32:32 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: rdcbn
(e) was a victim of racism


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

27 posted on 11/28/2010 6:37:36 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: chuckee

I don’t begrudge anyone a shot at bettering themselves, but why? why? why? are we putting nomadic islamist’s who are uneducated at the front of the line?

I believe only 4% of Somalians have certified skills.
We have 10% unemployment and we put these folks to the front of the line?

It’s crazy.


28 posted on 11/28/2010 6:37:42 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: The Comedian

SHORT ROPE AND A LONG DROP SOLVES CONFUSION!
Film at eleven!!!!!!


29 posted on 11/28/2010 6:38:37 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: bigheadfred

Which is why it gets my goat that some claim “entrapment”. He pushed the button, called the number ...


30 posted on 11/28/2010 6:38:37 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

and so the defense of this piece of s*it begins! sarcasm on!


32 posted on 11/28/2010 6:41:31 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: mylife
You did this as an adult despite all that YOU WERE TAUGHT. The decision was his alone.

That is pretty much how most folks on this forum were raised. Personally, I knew without doubt to NOT call home if I got my tail in a crack.

33 posted on 11/28/2010 6:42:15 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

This was a good kid.
He got snagged on a technicality, because he was white.

Still. He was fooling with the wrong crowd and he has to do the time.


34 posted on 11/28/2010 6:46:45 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: BunnySlippers
Well, almost by definition if one subscribes to the islamic 'religion' (so-called) they are "confused".

They are trying to spend their lives 'honoring' a god who supposedly delights in murder; degradation of women; pathological hatred of Jews; and mayhem...
Now exactly why would anyone worship a 'god' of this nature?
Must be pretty confusing.

35 posted on 11/28/2010 6:55:54 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: mylife
Ore. fire raises Muslims' fears of attack backlash

Well, tough hop...
36 posted on 11/28/2010 6:57:09 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic......Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Oh noes! a hate crime?


37 posted on 11/28/2010 7:02:06 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The fire at the Salman Al-Farisi Islamic Center in Corvallis was reported at 2:15 a.m., and evidence at the scene led authorities to believe it was set intentionally,

Really? What a shock!

Authorities don't know who started the blaze or why, but they believe the center was targeted because Mohamud occasionally worshipped there.

Sharp as tacks in Corvalis aint they?

38 posted on 11/28/2010 7:08:07 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: The Comedian

Now he knows how the so called “right wing milita” people who were set up a while back feel.

Al this was was just the feds evening the scales while endevoring to keep the sheep pacified and distract the focus from the TSA.

Don’t fall for their tactics.


39 posted on 11/28/2010 7:24:53 PM PST by sport
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To: BunnySlippers

He’s not confused at all - doing exactly what he was taught from the cradle on.


40 posted on 11/28/2010 7:34:31 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop ACORN destroying America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: mylife

And ‘authorities’ are still unable to determine if this clown has ever been to Minneapolis...

I’m certain that he got most of his desire to kill you and me down at Cedar-Riverside....


41 posted on 11/28/2010 7:39:35 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic......Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I have no doubt.

Or In Lewiston Maine


42 posted on 11/28/2010 7:43:36 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: mylife

Oh, and the latest hot-spot for these ‘new citizens’ is in Rochester, MN at the Mayo. They’re laying low, changing sheets and bedpans, waiting for further instructions....


43 posted on 11/28/2010 7:54:43 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic......Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: mylife

White?

44 posted on 11/28/2010 8:09:15 PM PST by B4Ranch (I have never met one, not one Veteran who enlisted to fight for Socialism.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Does anybody recall this : Michelle Malkin • April 28, 2005 10:26 AM From the Left Coast lunacy files, the Los Angeles Times reports today that the city of Portland is withdrawing its cops from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force:

This city is expected today to become the first in the nation to pull out of an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, following a series of disagreements between Portland leaders and federal investigators.

Mayor Tom Potter and several city commissioners, frustrated by the FBI’s refusal to grant them full access to classified information, say the withdrawal will signal Portland’s commitment to the protection of individual civil rights.
The proposal to pull out is expected to pass the City Council 4-1. If the Bush administration had guts, it would withdraw all federal homeland security funds from the city immediately. After 9/11, the city refused to cooperate with federal efforts to conduct voluntary interviews of of local Muslims in order to uncover terrorist plots. Portland is also a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. This despite several signs that al Qaeda and pro-Islamists have infiltrated the area.

One of the key recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, repeated endlessly, was the need for improved coordination and information-sharing at all levels of government. Portland has undermined those initiatives at every turn–obstructing investigations and interfering with immigration enforcement.

If Portland’s leaders don’t want to help defend America, then let Portland defend itself.

She made the right call some 5 years ago.


45 posted on 11/28/2010 8:27:44 PM PST by moonshinner_09 (http://michellemalkin.com/2005/04/28/portland-vs-america/)
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So , members of a mosque are refusing to speak to the FBI in a terror investigation? What does that tell us?


46 posted on 11/28/2010 10:09:30 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: mylife

Unfortunately we do not live in a time when effective remedies for treason exist.


47 posted on 11/28/2010 11:53:37 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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