Skip to comments.Portland Bomber Will Use Entrapment As Defense (Mohamed Osman Mohamud)
Posted on 11/30/2010 8:14:01 PM PST by Libloather
Portland Bomber Will Use Entrapment As Defense
November 30, 2010 07:56 PM EST
But good luck to him. No terror case has ever won acquittal by using entrapment.
Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a Somali-born naturalized U.S. citizen, has plead innocent to terror charges leveled against him. According to the FBI, he had several documented chances to back out of the attempted Christmas tree lighting bombing, but Mohamuds defense claims that the very first meeting was not recorded, and that this meeting is the most important. This claim almost sounds like a conspiracy theory.
The details of this case are not clear to date. News sources do not know if Mohamud was approached by the FBI or if his father called the FBI to report his sons recent extremism. If the fathers tip is the reason this investigation began, then his testimony is damning to any defense.
According to FBI files, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, was approached by the FBI six months ago. Although they did supply the van and explosives, agents contend that they constantly told the 19-year-old that he did not need to kill to become a good Muslim. Despite the apparent discouragement, agents claim that Mohamed Mohamud was insistent on carrying out this plot.
For a case to be won under entrapment, the prosecution has to prove that the perpetrator of the terror plot would have acted on his or her volition. If what the FBI claims is true, then there doesnt seem to be much of a chance for this kid, even if the defense can strongly argue that a 19 year old is highly susceptible to influence.
Yeahbut, Holder is on the case.
There will be plenty of recorded evidence to incriminate him.
Trial? Just take him out back and...
Well. You know.
Judge Andrew Napolitano was on the O’Bloviator show tonight saying this was clearly entrapment and will not stand, and he’s a pretty solid guy. It seems fair to say that it will be easy to prove the guy wanted to create mayhem but that is just an idea, not an act. And ideas aren’t illegal (yet).
He'll go on the lecture circuit at major universities and receive an honorary doctorate from Portland State.
“Dashing through Portland with a fake bomb in my trunk.
I had a nasty plan for that Christmas-tree lighting ceremony.
I drove right downtown to join the festive crowd.
But, when I pushed the plunge, out jumped the FBI to can me.
Now here I sit, with lib lawyers all aglow, dreaming of those virgins in this infidel penitentiary.
Oh, jingle bombs, jingle bombs...”
The would-be-bomber was given every chance to back out.He didn’t.’nuff said
Though the libs will try to get him off or free him. Look to the Mumia case.
He made me want ralph. We are not talking about thinking about knocking off a 7/11, or thinking about steeling a car. This guy was fully carrying the act out. If he was robbing a bank with an empty gun, he would still face armed robbery charges. in his case he was killing hundreds of people but the weapon failed to go off. Guilty in my book.
If the trial is held in Portland, the USA would be lucky to get a onviction on “Attempting to use a high explosive without a permit”.
Muslims could blow a number of Portland Liberals to the gates of hell and they would still think they were victims of Dick Cheney, Halliburton, WalMart, the BFEE, and the CIA before they would ever blame a member of the Religion of Peace.
Yeah, so this would be murdering terrorist is the victim here.
Holder should be in Jail.