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November 27, 2010

19 year-old Somali born teen arrested for trying to set off bomb at Christmas tree lighting

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam


He yelled "Allahu akbar" and tried to kick agents as they swooped in to arrest him.
Nineteen year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali-born U.S. citizen who obviously didn't get the word that Islam is the religion of peace, was arrested just 18 minutes before the tree lighting was to occur (emphasis added).
The FBI thwarted an attempted terrorist bombing in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square before the city's annual tree-lighting Friday night, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon.

A Corvallis man, thinking he was going to ignite a bomb, drove a van to the corner of the square at Southwest Yamhill Street and Sixth Avenue and attempted to detonate it.

However, the supposed explosive was a dummy that FBI operatives supplied to him, according to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint signed Friday night by U.S. Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a Somali-born U.S. citizen, was arrested at 5:42 p.m., 18 minutes before the tree lighting was to occur, on an accusation of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The arrest was the culmination of a long-term undercover operation, during which Mohamud had been monitored for months as his alleged bomb plot.

And let's not kid ourselves (as politically correct libs would have us do) - the Christmas tree was not this jihadi's target. There is no doubt whatsoever that Mohamud wanted to kill as many innocent people as possible, and were it not for an FBI sting operation, he may very well have succeeded in doing so. Mohamud told FBI operatives that "whoever is attending that event to leave, to leave either dead or injured":
Ultimately, an FBI undercover operative contacted Mohamud in a June 2010 e-mail under the guise of being an associate of the first unindicted associate.

Mohamud and the FBI operative agreed to meet in Portland a month later. Mohamud allegedly told the FBI operative that he had written articles that were published in Jihad Recollections, an online magazine that advocated holy war.

Mohamud also indicated he intended to become "operational," meaning he wanted to put an explosion together but needed help. The two met again in August 2010 in a Portland hotel.

"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.

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

As Oregon's U.S. attorneym.Dwight C. Holton, is reported to have said, "This defendant's chilling determination is a stark reminder that there are people - even here in Oregon - who are determined to kill Americans." What Holton failed to note is that 99.9% of those "people" that are determined to kill Americans are of one particular ideology - Islam.

Read more on the story here.

Michelle Malkin reminds us that Mohamud is Just another bomb-plotting jihadist yelling "Allahu akbar!" (with lots of images).

In other news today on the religion of peace:
Italy expels Moroccan Misunderstander of Islam who planned jihad attacks on Milan subway and cathedral
Pakistan: Muslims threaten jihad, protests, anarchy if Christian woman accused of blasphemy is pardoned

Posted by Richard at November 27, 2010 8:23 AM

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