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Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen After Car-Bomb Sting at Oregon Christmas Tree Ceremony
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Posted on 11/26/2010 10:39:29 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour

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To: Republic of Texas

The new regulation as per the gubmint, “nekkid tree lightnings”!


101 posted on 11/27/2010 6:41:44 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced. Winners do not compromise!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I wish someone would arrest the Kenya-born manchild who’s trying to blow up our republican form of government.


102 posted on 11/27/2010 6:42:54 AM PST by InternetTuffGuy
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To: InternetTuffGuy
Mohamed Osman Mohamud

Hmmm - wonder what religion this dude practices?
103 posted on 11/27/2010 6:43:09 AM PST by rockvillem
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To: rawhide

Well, good he was caught, but if he had not been part of a sting operation, he would have successfully carried this out, with many people having been killed.

))))

A “sting” is a set-up. Who can say if this Mohammed would have been able to get the components for the bomb without the help of the Feds who were ‘stinging’ him?

I am not arguing that he did not want to kill Americans, I just wonder how much he could have accomplished independently.

The Feds love to pat themselves on the back, when they “catch” someone that they have practically manufactured.

How about their track record of catching terrorists who are not part of ‘sting’ operations?


104 posted on 11/27/2010 6:43:23 AM PST by maica
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Check out the comments at the Yahoo article on this story:

Feds: Somali-born teen plotted car-bombing in Ore.

The outcry is almost unanimous for the government to stop importing terrorists. When will they start listening to the people? I guess that's a self answering question. I should be asking, when will we stop allowing them to do it.

105 posted on 11/27/2010 6:43:23 AM PST by giotto (Don’t look at the photo)
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To: mockingbyrd
Not so. 6th and Yamhill is at the SE corner of Pioneer Square, excellent positioning for maximum effect. Each of the other surrounding streets are elevated in varying levels around the square, which is designed as an amphitheater. The SE portion is at ground level with the base of the amphitheater and the seating rises around it on the remaining sides. Add to it that the old courthouse (substantially built) is on the SE side of 6th Ave and would have acted to redirect some of the blast back toward the Square.
106 posted on 11/27/2010 6:47:01 AM PST by compuguru (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

When a perp is caught red handed, why don’t we simply put a bullet in their head?


107 posted on 11/27/2010 6:51:14 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: mockingbyrd

Good, I’m glad you are worked up.

Now, Monday morning call all of your elected idiots and give them holy hell about it.

Folks, the critters in DC have to be afraid of us. They are basically telling us to sit down and take it, with the scanners and pat-downs, unless we have something better.

Well, screw that!. I don’t have to give you a solution—you can’t abrogate my Fourth Amendment rights, which come from God and not from man.

And why?

Because this is what is coming—to an “event” near you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVIbndTmCT4


108 posted on 11/27/2010 6:52:30 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Wow, another Muslim male between the age of 18-40, named Muhamud/Mohammed/Mohamed. Who knew?


109 posted on 11/27/2010 7:01:43 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

“U.S. authorities have been struggling against a recent spate of terror plans by U.S. citizens or residents. “

Should read: “U.S. authorities have been struggling BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO PROFILE MUSLIMS.”


110 posted on 11/27/2010 7:02:31 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Ladysmith
Somali-born named Mohamed Osman Mohamud.

Damn!!! Not ONE single clue that he may be a terrorist. Let this guy on all airline flights, etc. Strip search grandma.

111 posted on 11/27/2010 7:12:10 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: Drew68

Exactly.


112 posted on 11/27/2010 7:12:41 AM PST by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: ApplegateRanch
“Simple...just outlaw wearing clothes in public; and no purses, fanny packs, briefcases, etc allowed, either.

NOW do I get my DHS consulting fee? “

Close. . .but what about body-cavity bombs?

;-)

113 posted on 11/27/2010 7:13:35 AM PST by Hulka
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Waterboard his ass. Find out what he knows and then execute him.

Oh, never mind...treat him nicely, put him on trial with people with parking tickets, let him go, apologize, and pay him a big judgememt when he sues us for discrimination.


114 posted on 11/27/2010 7:13:45 AM PST by my small voice
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
That would be Ted Kennedy. I'm all for stringing his carcass up

He was one of many in both parties who promoted massive immigration of people with nothing to offer, who never will assimilate and who will never adopt traditional American culture and values.

And there are still many in both parties pursuing these bankrupt policies.


115 posted on 11/27/2010 7:15:34 AM PST by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Talk about dodging a bullet! I’m glad the FBI was in charge of building his bomb or he might have wiped out several hundred people when it went off.

An American Citizen, Somali born...


116 posted on 11/27/2010 7:21:32 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

You are absolutely correct.

This is a war. You shoot the enemy in a war. You do not take him into custody, feed him, give him comfortable digs and introduce him to a lawyer. You kill him.


117 posted on 11/27/2010 7:31:47 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

....torture him first to see what you can get, THEN kill him.


118 posted on 11/27/2010 7:33:36 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Or perhaps have full body scanners within 200 meters of all Christmas Trees in the USA?

I said pretty much the same thing when hubby told me about this

119 posted on 11/27/2010 7:37:16 AM PST by coder2
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

This is all due to profiling by the FBI. Well done!

Hey, FBI men and women. There’s this impostor in the White House who isn’t eligible to serve as President. Ask him for his birth certificate and school records ...


120 posted on 11/27/2010 7:38:10 AM PST by devere
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Considering that this guy is a US citizen, I think that a charge of treason and a sentence of death would be most appropriate.


121 posted on 11/27/2010 7:46:55 AM PST by devere
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To: Cindy

Mega kudos to the FBI for thwarting the horrendous plan.


122 posted on 11/27/2010 7:55:12 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2633589/posts?page=9#9


123 posted on 11/27/2010 8:31:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Muslims should not be allowed to come into this country neither as permanant residents nor as tourists/visitors. We don’t need them and their evil “religion.”


124 posted on 11/27/2010 9:09:46 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: RetiredArmy
I lived in the Seattle area on 9-1-1. They celebrated in the city streets of Seattle. Sooomallies did.

I read reports of this too.

125 posted on 11/27/2010 9:57:16 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

FBI thwarts terrorist bombing attempt at Portland holiday tree lighting, authorities say

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/fbi_thwarts_terrorist_bombing.html

“During this meeting, Mohamud explained how he had been thinking of committing some form of violent jihad since the age of 15,” the affidavit says. “Mohamud then told (the FBI operatives) that he had identified a potential target for a bomb: the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square on Nov. 26, 2010.”

The FBI operatives cautioned Mohamud several times about the seriousness of his plan, noting that there would be many people, including children, at the event, and that Mohamud could abandon his plans at any time with no shame.

“You know there’s going to be a lot of children there?” an FBI operative asked Mohamud. “You know there are gonna be a lot of children there?”

Mohamud allegedly responded he was looking for a “huge mass that will ... be attacked in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays.”

Mohamud dismissed concerns about law enforcement, explaining that, “ ... It’s in Oregon; and Oregon, like, you know, nobody ever thinks about,” according to the affidavit.

“The threat was very real,” said Oregon’s FBI Special Agent in Charge Arthur Balizan. “Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale. At the same time, I want to reassure the people of this community that, every turn, we denied him the ability to actually carry out the attack.”


126 posted on 11/27/2010 10:20:55 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Idea: TSA themed Christmas tree.


127 posted on 11/27/2010 10:29:14 AM PST by garjog
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To: compuguru

Just the fact that they got him a perfect parking space in Portland without him catching on he was being set up was astonishing.

I suppose his age was what gave them the ability to scam him.

LCounty is where we live and it butts up against Corvallis.

Corvallis is where OBama’s brother in law is the Beavers BBall coach.

If the 19yr old wanna be terrorist was thinking he would have targeted the Civil War game coming up next week end.

It is at Reesers Stadium in Corvallis this year and it is a huge statewide event for Oregon.

Our family are not sports fans but we even get into the Civil War game show day.

Go Ducks!


128 posted on 11/27/2010 12:05:21 PM PST by Global2010
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To: Cindy
Thanks for the ping Cindy. Two bastions of liberalism, Corvallis and Portland, spawning yet another jihad tyke.
129 posted on 11/27/2010 1:43:53 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Oorang

Yep.


130 posted on 11/27/2010 6:19:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

The media has been very quiet about this lately.


131 posted on 12/01/2010 4:12:27 PM PST by calstategop
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To: All

ADDING to post no. 55:

Affidavit - Link

www.scribd.com/doc/44127369/FBI-affidavit-in-Portland-tree-lighting-bomb-plot


132 posted on 09/27/2012 12:44:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2012/09/portland_judge_rules_terrorism.html

“Portland judge rules terrorism suspect Mohamud can’t learn true identity of FBI informant”
Bryan Denson

Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:53 AM Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 1:38 PM
By Bryan Denson, The Oregonian

SNIPPET: “A federal judge today denied terrorism suspect Mohamed Mohamud’s defense team its request to learn the true identity of a government informant identified as “Bill Smith.””

SNIPPET: “His opinion notes that the government had established a “solid and compelling interest in not disclosing Bill Smith’s true identity. If an appeal becomes necessary, the 9th Circuit can review the sealed transcript.”

“(Smith’s) identity is neither relevant nor helpful to the defense and is not essential to a fair trial,” the judge wrote. “The emails speak for themselves. ... I do not expect the government to produce any additional discovery concerning Bill Smith.””


133 posted on 09/27/2012 12:49:09 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.investigativeproject.org/case/504

http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/case_docs/2067.pdf

#

http://www.investigativeproject.org/3812/jihad-references-debated-in-oregon-terror-trial

For The Record - The IPT Blog

“Jihad References Debated in Oregon Terror Trial”
by John Rossomando • Nov 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

SNIPPET: “Defense attorneys contend that allowing references to the terms “terrorist,” “violent jihad” and “martyr” would be prejudicial to their client and “blur and dilute” the facts of the case, which they claim involved entrapment, according to the Associated Press.

But in court papers, prosecutors counter that Mohamud used these terms himself in meetings with undercover agents and that they show his motivation, which they say stems from an ideology that encourages violent jihad.

The defense similarly sought to exclude evidence about the defendant’s contacts with Amr Al-Ali, listed by the Saudi government as one of its top “47 most wanted terrorists linked to al-Qaida.” It similarly wants Mahmoud’s email communications with Samir Khan, an al-Qaida terrorist killed in the drone strike that also killed terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, excluded from the trial, along with Mohamud’s published writings in Khan’s online jihadist magazine Jihad Recollections from consideration.”


134 posted on 11/18/2012 1:18:55 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
The defense similarly sought to exclude evidence about the defendant’s contacts with Amr Al-Ali, listed by the Saudi government as one of its top “47 most wanted terrorists linked to al-Qaida.” It similarly wants Mahmoud’s email communications with Samir Khan, an al-Qaida terrorist killed in the drone strike that also killed terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, excluded from the trial, along with Mohamud’s published writings in Khan’s online jihadist magazine Jihad Recollections from consideration.”

Thanks for the follow-up and post. BTTT.
135 posted on 11/18/2012 1:48:39 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media. GOTV<GOTF)
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To: PA Engineer

You’re welcome PA Engineer.


136 posted on 11/18/2012 2:35:57 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Westbrook

It will take another event on the scale of 9/11 or beyond before people in any great numbers begin to wake up. Dubya really hurt us with his “religion of peace” nonsense.


137 posted on 11/18/2012 5:35:16 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
"Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen After Car-Bomb Sting at Oregon Christmas Tree Ceremony"

Diversity is Our Strength.

138 posted on 11/18/2012 8:26:02 AM PST by Hacksaw
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Comment #139 Removed by Moderator

To: Hacksaw

Why am I getting sucked into this thread that supports lynching politicians?


140 posted on 11/18/2012 12:57:33 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Hacksaw

Why am I getting sucked into this thread that supports lynching politicians?


142 posted on 11/18/2012 12:57:52 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: All

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Undercover-agent-details-terrorism-sting-specifics-4193014.php

“Undercover agent details terrorism-sting specifics”
By NIGEL DUARA, Associated Press
Updated 6:57 pm, Monday, January 14, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —

SNIPPET: “The two agents brought Mohamud food, which he hungrily dug into with his hands, while hearing him out on his personal frustrations with his parents. Mohamud said in the video that his mother doesn’t believe in the radical elements of Islam, and his father “betrayed” him when he conveyed his worries to the FBI.

Mohamud’s father called the FBI in 2009 after Mohamud said he wanted to travel to Yemen, a hotspot for al-Qaida training camps.”


143 posted on 01/14/2013 11:39:53 PM PST by Cindy
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NOTE The following test is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/portland/press-releases/2013/oregon-resident-convicted-in-plot-to-bomb-christmas-tree-lighting-ceremony

Oregon Resident Convicted in Plot to Bomb Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

U.S. Department of Justice
January 31, 2013

Office of Public Affairs

PORTLAND, OR—After a 14-day trial, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 21, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia and resident of Corvallis, Oregon, was convicted today by a federal jury in the District of Oregon of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives) in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland.

At sentencing, Mohamud faces a maximum statutory sentence of life in prison. Mohamud was arrested on November 26, 2010, after he attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van that was parked near the tree lighting ceremony in Portland. The arrest was the culmination of a long-term undercover operation, during which Mohamud was monitored closely for months as his bomb plot developed. The device was in fact inert, and the public was never in danger from the device.

“When an individual concocts a plan to commit mass violence—and is determined to follow through—law enforcement has an obligation to take action to protect the public. Today’s verdict shows that they will be held to account,” said Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “I applaud all those who worked so diligently to thwart this plot and ensure no one was harmed.”

“This trial provided a rare glimpse into the techniques al Qaeda employs to radicalize home-grown extremists. With the verdict today, the jury has held this defendant accountable,” said Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. “I thank the dedicated professionals in the law enforcement and intelligence communities who were responsible for this successful outcome. I look forward to our continued work with Muslim Communities in Oregon who are committed to ensuring that all young people are safe from extremists who seek to radicalize others to engage in violence.”

“The verdict returned in the Mohamed Mohamud case highlights the difficult but important work that FBI employees do every day. Whether an employee is an undercover agent or analyst or technician—each has a role to play in keeping our community safe while at the same time respecting the freedoms that make this country strong. Indeed, in this country everyone has a right to live, work and worship freely and without fear. FBI employees—in Oregon and around the world—find strength in preserving and protecting these core values,” said Gregory Fowler, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Portland Division.

According to court documents and evidence presented by the government at trial, in February 2009, Mohamud began communicating via e-mail with Samir Khan, a now-deceased al Qaeda terrorist who published Jihad Recollections, an online magazine that advocated violent jihad, and who also published Inspire, the official magazine of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Between February and August 2009, Mohamed exchanged approximately 150 e-mails with Khan. Mohamud wrote several articles for Jihad Recollections that were published under assumed names.

In August 2009, according to evidence presented at trial, Mohamud was in e-mail contact with Amro Al-Ali, a Saudi national who was in Yemen at the time and is today in custody in Saudi Arabia for terrorism offenses. Al-Ali sent Mohamud detailed e-mails designed to facilitate Mohamud’s travel to Yemen to train for violent jihad. In December 2009, while Al-Ali was in the northwest frontier province of Pakistan, Mohamud and Al-Ali discussed the possibility of Mohamud traveling to Pakistan to join Al-Ali in terrorist activities. Mohamud responded to Al-Ali in an e-mail: “yes, that would be wonderful, just tell me what I need to do.” Al-Ali referred Mohamud to a second associate overseas and provided Mohamud with a name and e-mail address to facilitate the process.

In the following months, Mohamud made several unsuccessful attempts to contact Al-Ali’s associate. Ultimately, an FBI undercover operative contacted Mohamud via e-mail under the guise of being an associate of Al-Ali’s. Mohamud and the FBI undercover operative agreed to meet in Portland in July 2010. At the meeting, Mohamud told the FBI undercover operative he had written articles that were published in Jihad Recollections. Mohamud also said that he wanted to become “operational.” Asked what he meant by “operational,” Mohamud said he wanted to put an explosion together but needed help.

According to evidence presented at trial, at a meeting in August 2010, Mohamud told undercover FBI operatives he had been thinking of committing violent jihad since the age of 15. Mohamud then told the undercover FBI operatives that he had identified a potential target for a bomb: the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square on November 26, 2010. The undercover FBI operatives cautioned Mohamud several times about the seriousness of this plan, noting there would be many people at the event, including children, and emphasized that Mohamud could abandon his attack plans at any time with no shame. Mohamud indicated the deaths would be justified and that he would not mind carrying out a suicide attack on the crowd.

According to evidence presented at trial, in the ensuing months Mohamud continued to express his interest in carrying out the attack and worked on logistics. On November 4, 2010, Mohamud and the undercover FBI operatives traveled to a remote location in Lincoln County, Oregon, where they detonated a bomb concealed in a backpack as a trial run for the upcoming attack. During the drive back to Corvallis, Mohamud was asked if he was capable of looking at all the bodies of those who would be killed during the explosion. In response, Mohamud noted, “I want whoever is attending that event to be, to leave either dead or injured.” Mohamud later recorded a video of himself, with the assistance of the undercover FBI operatives, in which he read a statement that offered his rationale for his bomb attack.

On November 18, 2010, undercover FBI operatives picked up Mohamud to travel to Portland to finalize the details of the attack. On November 26, 2010, just hours before the planned attack, Mohamud examined the 1,800 pound bomb in the van and remarked that it was “beautiful.” Later that day, Mohamud was arrested after he attempted to remotely detonate the inert vehicle bomb parked near the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

This case was investigated by the FBI, with assistance from the Oregon State Police, the Corvallis Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Portland Police Bureau. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ethan D. Knight and Pamala Holsinger from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon. Trial Attorney Jolie F. Zimmerman, from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, is assisting.

- FBI statement on conviction


144 posted on 02/02/2013 2:33:26 AM PST by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/portland/press-releases/2013/fbi-statement-following-mohamed-mohamud-verdict

FBI Statement Following Mohamed Mohamud Verdict

FBI Portland
January 31, 2013

FBI Portland Special Agent in Charge Greg Fowler issued the following statement:

The verdict returned in the Mohamed Mohamud case highlights the difficult but important work that FBI employees do every day. Whether an employee is an undercover agent or analyst or technician—each has a role to play in keeping our community safe while at the same time respecting the freedoms that make this country strong.

Mr. Mohamud made a series of choices over a period of several years—choices that were leading him down a path that would have ended in violence. His actions showed little regard for the rights and responsibilities that come with being an American or respect for the lives that he was prepared to take.

Indeed, in this country everyone has a right to live, work and worship freely and without fear. FBI employees—in Oregon and around the world—find strength in preserving and protecting these core values.

I would like to thank the jurors for their service. I know that they carried a heavy burden—deciding the fate of a young man while balancing the needs for safety and justice. We greatly appreciate their service to their country.

In addition, I would like to thank the United States Attorney’s Office and its staff for their unwavering dedication to this investigation.

- Department of Justice press release concerning conviction


145 posted on 02/02/2013 2:37:34 AM PST by Cindy
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SNIPPET from post no. 144:


"According to court documents and evidence presented by the government at trial, in February 2009, Mohamud began communicating via e-mail with Samir Khan, a now-deceased al Qaeda terrorist who published Jihad Recollections, an online magazine that advocated violent jihad, and who also published Inspire, the official magazine of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Between February and August 2009, Mohamed exchanged approximately 150 e-mails with Khan. Mohamud wrote several articles for Jihad Recollections that were published under assumed names.

In August 2009, according to evidence presented at trial, Mohamud was in e-mail contact with Amro Al-Ali, a Saudi national who was in Yemen at the time and is today in custody in Saudi Arabia for terrorism offenses. Al-Ali sent Mohamud detailed e-mails designed to facilitate Mohamud’s travel to Yemen to train for violent jihad. In December 2009, while Al-Ali was in the northwest frontier province of Pakistan, Mohamud and Al-Ali discussed the possibility of Mohamud traveling to Pakistan to join Al-Ali in terrorist activities. Mohamud responded to Al-Ali in an e-mail: “yes, that would be wonderful, just tell me what I need to do.” Al-Ali referred Mohamud to a second associate overseas and provided Mohamud with a name and e-mail address to facilitate the process.

146 posted on 02/02/2013 2:44:23 AM PST by Cindy
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Additional Note:

Samir Khan is dead.

Further reading:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/jihadrecollections/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/samirkhan/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2605821/posts


147 posted on 02/02/2013 2:51:20 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.investigativeproject.org/case/504

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http://www.investigativeproject.org/3901/jury-rejects-entrapment-defense-in-portland-plot

For The Record - The IPT Blog

“Jury Rejects Entrapment Defense in Portland Plot”
by IPT News • Feb 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm

SNIPPET: “Mohamud was arrested inside a parked car as thousands of people gathered in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square for an annual Christmas tree lighting. He pressed buttons he thought would trigger an 1,800-pound truck bomb nearer to the crowd. But FBI agents controlled the bomb’s construction and ensured it was inert.

FBI agents were drawn to him after Mohamud wrote four articles for Jihad Recollections, an online magazine, and posted on other jihadi web sites. In addition, before he tried repeatedly to go to Yemen for training in jihad, prosecutors said.

And the bombing wasn’t their idea. During his first meeting with an FBI undercover agent, Mohamud rejected non-violent ideas, choosing instead to serve “the cause of radical, violent Islamic jihad,” prosecutors said. Mohamud said that he wanted to “wage war.” He told the undercover he wanted to be “operational,” explaining he wanted to build a bomb.

Islamist activists and others have criticized sting operations like the Mohamud case, accusing the FBI of manufacturing terrorists who otherwise would pose no risk. That defense has not been persuasive in court.”


148 posted on 02/02/2013 3:08:13 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/09/portland_terror_case_mohamed_m.html

“Portland terror case: Mohamed Mohamud sentencing postponed under veil of secrecy”

By Bryan Denson, The Oregonian
on September 03, 2013 at 2:56 PM, updated September 03, 2013 at 3:24 PM

SNIPPET: “Late last month, prosecutors filed motions to postpone the sentencing and — in an unusual twist — file the rationale for that postponement under seal. Mohamud’s defense team did not oppose the motions, and the reasons for the schedule change were not made public.

U.S. District Judge Garr M. King set Mohamud’s sentencing for the morning of Dec. 18.”


149 posted on 09/04/2013 2:19:28 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/20/246417007/justice-says-fisa-was-used-to-help-crack-2010-oregon-bomb-plot

“Justice Says FISA Was Used To Help Crack 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot”

by CARRIE JOHNSON
November 20, 2013 5:22 PM

SNIPPET: “Oregon U.S. Attorney S. Amanda Marshall filed a two-paragraph notice Tuesday evening acknowledging to the defense that FISA had been used. It’s part of a broader stream of disclosures to defendants that the U.S. government used warrantless electronic foreign intelligence surveillance in some way in the proceedings against them.”


150 posted on 11/21/2013 12:40:26 AM PST by Cindy
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