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Somali Sought To Blow Up Tree Lighting

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

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

By William Mccall And Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
November 26, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. – Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said.

He sounds almost anti-Christian.

The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Friday just after he dialed a cell phone that he thought would set off the blast but instead brought federal agents and police swooping down on him.

Yelling "Allahu Akbar!" — Arabic for "God is great!" — Mohamud tried to kick agents and police after he was taken into custody, according to prosecutors.

"The threat was very real," said Arthur Balizan, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon. "Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale."

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said Saturday that President Barack Obama was aware of the FBI operation before Friday’s arrest. Shapiro said Obama was assured that the FBI was in full control of the operation and that the public was not in danger.

We suppose it is a small miracle that Mr. Obama didn’t tip the Somalian off.

"The events of the past 24 hours underscore the necessity of remaining vigilant against terrorism here and abroad," Shapiro said. "The president thanks the FBI, the Department of Justice and the rest of our law enforcement, intelligence and Homeland Security professionals who have once again served with extraordinary skill and resolve and with the commitment that their enormous responsibilities demand."

A law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that federal agents began investigating the suspect after receiving a tip from someone who was concerned about the teenager. The official declined to provide more detail about the relationship between Mohamud and that source.

Once again, we only we saved by ‘a tip.’

The FBI affidavit that outlined the investigation alleges that Mohamud planned the attack for months, at one point mailing bomb components to FBI operatives, whom he believed were assembling the device.

According to the official, Mohamud hatched the plan on his own and without any instruction from a foreign terrorist organization, and he planned the details, including where to park the van for the maximum number of casualties.

Especially children, just like in the case of the Times Square bomber.

The affidavit said Mohamud was warned several times about the seriousness of his plan, that women and children could be killed, and that he could back out, but he told agents: "Since I was 15 I thought about all this;" and "It’s gonna be a fireworks show … a spectacular show."

Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen living in Corvallis, was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. A court appearance was set for Monday…

It is some small victory that our news media have stopped calling such people ‘Americans.’

Tens of thousands of Somalis have resettled in the United States since their country plunged into lawlessness in 1991, and the U.S. has boosted aid to the country…

Officials have been working with Muslim community leaders across the United States, particularly in Somali diasporas in Minnesota, trying to combat the radicalization.

Why can’t we simply round every last one of them up and send them back to Somalia?

(Thanks to Liberals Demise for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, November 27th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “Somali Sought To Blow Up Tree Lighting”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    From the Associated Press:

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

    By WILLIAM McCALL and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press
    Saturday, November 27, 2010

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said…

    I find it hard to believe the AP even giving this news item room to breathe none less reporting this in real time. The news item gave no link as to its’ origin as I pulled it off my ISP News page…….. Charter.net

  2. U NO HOO says:

    Mohamed Osman Mohamud looks like Wanda Sykes.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Those damned Osman brothers. Ever since they went off the TV in the 70’s, they have just been up to no good.

  3. bill148 says:

    Mohamud is a muslim. ‘Nuff said. They are an insidious disease that is infecting our world.

  4. bill148 says:

    America, WAKE UP!

    • proreason says:

      I might have spotted something in the hundred or so pictures in Michele’s article.

      It’s almost as if there is a common thread there. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but somehow, those diverse people have something in common.

      If only we had enough Harvard graduates to figure out the mystery.

  5. canary says:

    Obama’s muslim Grandmother says in an interview with his family; she prays for Obama’s conversion to Islam.
    Same day Obama said he prays every night.
    This all took place on Friday, on the same day Obama’s mouth was smashed.
    I noticed the ice-pack was on his nose too. The nose surely swelled too in poetic justice.

    The Hill: Obama’s grandmother tells paper she prays for president’s conversion to Islam
    By Bridget Johnson – 11/26/10 12:04 PM ET

    President Obama’s grandmother told a Saudi newspaper that she is praying for the commander in chief to convert to Islam.

    “I prayed for my grandson Barack to convert to Islam,” said Haja Sarah Omar, 88, of Kenya told Al-Watan in Jeddah.

    Omar was in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca along with Obama’s uncle Saeed Hussein Obama and four of her grandchildren as guests of King Abdullah, according to Saudi English-language daily the Arab News.

    The son of Obama’s maternal aunt, Musa Ismail, who is at Madinah Islamic University in Saudi Arabia and was acting as spokesman for the family party, told the paper that he felt he spiritually belonged to Saudi Arabia.


    The Hill: Obama: I pray every night, read the Bible
    By Elise Viebeck – 11/27/10

    Praying and reading the Bible are part of his everyday life, President Obama said in a wide-ranging interview broadcast Friday.

    …” the president told Walters. “We say grace before we eat dinner every night. We take turns.”

    “[I]n the end, we always say we hope we live long and strong,” the first lady said. “Long and strong. And that we give back.”

    “Well, you know, the Internet has a powerful effect these days, and so, the way rumors can take on a life of their own ends up being very powerful,” he said.


    Yes, Obama is using the media to chase rumors, and continues to use the powerful internet & 3000 member press staff to expand .org(s).
    Along with constant TV entertainment shows.

  6. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “Tens of thousands of Somalis have resettled in the United States since their country plunged into lawlessness in 1991,…”

    …hoping someday to make the US a similar place to their homeland.

    In other words, the US opens its doors to the downtrodden and here’s the thanks. Don’t mistake the actions of one for the sentiments of all you say? These are very angry people and anger, unhinged, seeks a target. Just like the boy president’s.

  7. canary says:

    Raw Video Obama day after busted lip at Basketball Game. Boos are heard as Obama bends over to
    sit next to a woman repeatedly pointing to lip. He is then shown chewing popcorn.

    First Video: U.S. Attorney Dwight Holten slips and says Somalia-born Oregon bomb terrorist suspect
    was determined to “commit Jihad” forgetting the world “violent” before it. Muslim terrorist was also in contact with the NW Defendant was also in contact with the NW region of Pakistan during the months prior.


    Rusty, Obama compared his first swallow of moonshine as a war injury while on his 1st visit to Africa.

    “I felt my chest explode, raining down like shrapnel into my stomach.” Barack Obama

    He was drinking with his step-brother Roy who went to the U.S. and stayed. Married, divorced, turned muslim. Nothing if he is a citizen.

    His step granny has gone & continues to go by many long muslim names. The latest is adding her son’s name Omar added to the end of her name. Obama wrote that he was told Omar had gone to the U.S. in approx 59 prior to even his father Obama Sr. going to the U.S. Last anyone has claimed is records show he was evicted from an apt in Boston Massachusetts.
    Boston Massachusetts might explain why Omar’s sister, Obama’s Aunt Zeituni chose to live there.

    article in The Times

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Well, one thing is for certain, it shut him up for awhile. Plus, he won’t even want to be seen by anyone with stitches in his lip(s). Vanity and ego are driving him right now. Then, when the stitches are removed, he’ll spin the event to somehow make it seem that he was courageous and that the injury was “far worse than others imagined” as it “kept him down” for several days and he’ll make some sort of weird apology for “letting it do so”.

      He’s a jackass, remember.

    • JohnMG says:

      Well, he’s clean, articulate, good looking, without a negro dialect or fat lips unless he wants them…….

  8. Chuckk says:

    Surprisingly, the bomber’s name is Mohamud. Do I see a pattern here, or just coincidence?

  9. Mithrandir says:

    Bleeding-heart liberalism brought them here, liberal political correctness protects them, and we all suffer for it.

  10. Mae says:

    You can’t be a terrorist if you are a Third World and/or oppressed individual. Doncha know?

    Perhaps no one should be allowed into the country on a political refugee status who does not go through a mandatory one-year “quarantine” plus an “orientation” course to learn the majority language, the Constitution, local, state and federal laws and Western customs. And maybe not allowing anyone from one of the countries which has spawned any of the jihadist murderers is in order also.

    Remind me again why profiling is bad. Oh yeah, some innocent person might get patted down at an airport or detained at the border. Whoops!

  11. Astravogel says:

    Old Russian proverb: “When three men meet to
    plan a revolution, two are police and one is a fool.”

  12. untrainable says:

    I find it interesting that the closest we get to a mention of his religious affiliation is that he was Yelling “Allahu Akbar!” What do you think? Methodist… Baptist?… Catholic…? What? He’s a muslim??… and a terrorist???? How can this be?

    If the kid were a Christian, the article would have mentioned his religion in the title and spent at least 2 paragraphs bashing Christianity. I’m sure over the next few months we’ll be hearing about what a poor unfortunate child he was and that we should all feel sorry for him. After all, didn’t we all do crazy things at his age?

  13. MrBill says:

    Mohamed Mohamud – the kid so nice they named him twice. Kind of like Sirhan Sirhan.

    I still don’t get it. I agree that God IS great. But what does God’s greatness have to do with blowing up scores of innocent people? Can any Muslim theologians enlighten me?

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