Man Of Vague Religion Arrested In Bomb Plot At Portland Christmas Tree Lighting

by William Teach | November 27, 2010 7:02 am

Janet Napolitano will surely institute enhanced groping in order to attend future Christmas tree lightings

The FBI thwarted an attempted terrorist bombing[1] 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.

Obviously, a political/religious movement played no part in this attempted bombing. And what was the little darlings name?

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.

I’m just taking a wild stab in the dark, but, somehow I doubt he is Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, or Druid. I’d guess…….Muslim. Just saying.

“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.”

And the AP reports[2]

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

I’m not 100% sure if thinking he is a member of the Religion of Peace is correct, though. Or, maybe the media is just assuming nowadays that all attempted terrorists are Islamists, so, there is no need to publish that information.

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