Somali Bomb suspect arrested in Oregon


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Jan 30, 2008
Oregon bomb-plot suspect wanted 'spectacular show'


Mohamed Osman Mohamud

By TIM FOUGHT and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press – Sat Nov 27, 5:59 pm ET

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Somali-born teenager plotted "a spectacular show" of terrorism for months, saying he didn't mind that children would die if he bombed a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, according to a law-enforcement official and court documents .

He never got the chance. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested Friday in downtown Portland after using a cell phone to try to detonate what he thought were explosives in a van, prosecutors said. It turned out to be a dummy bomb put together by FBI agents .

It is the latest in a string of alleged terrorist plots by U.S. citizens or residents, including a Times Square plot in which a Pakistan-born man pleaded guilty earlier this year to trying to set off a car bomb at a bustling street corner. Last month, another Pakistan-born Virginia resident was accused in a bomb plot to kill commuters.

In the Portland plot, Mohamud believed he was receiving help from a larger ring of jihadists as he communicated with undercover federal agents, but no foreign terrorist organization was directing him, according to a law-enforcement official who wasn't authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke on a condition of anonymity.

The official said Mohamud was very committed to the plot and planned the details alone, including where to park the van to hurt the most people.

Oregon bomb-plot suspect wanted 'spectacular show' - Yahoo! News


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Jan 30, 2008

A general view shows Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon, November 27, 2010. A Somali-born teenager was arrested on Friday for attempting todetonate what he thought was a car bomb at a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Oregon, U.S. authorities said. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in connection with an alleged plot to bomb the annual event in downtown Portland, the Justice Department said late on Friday.


The tree is lit on Pioneer Courthouse square Friday night Nov. 26, 2010 to the music of Pink Martini and with Santa Claus in front of a shoulder-to-shouldercrowd singing holiday music in the square. A Somali-born teenager, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. just after he dialed a cell phone that he thought would blow up a van laden with explosives but instead brought federal agents and Portland police swooping in to take him into custody, federal prosecutors said. He was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.



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Nov 13, 2007
Wasted, misguided and misspent youth...he should have taken his aggression to Somalia and try to get rid of Al shaabab. Ame tupa mbao na amehata hao mavirgins.


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Mar 21, 2009
What a waste of life for this young man, he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.


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Feb 29, 2008
If its easier to corrupt youth living in USA, UK kwa mgongo wa dini inaonyesha jinsi vijana wa nchi zetu za africa hizi ndio wako vulnerable zaidi.

Latest Nimesoma waziri wa elimu wa UK ameshanga na kushtuka kuwa baadhi ya shule za UK zinatumia mitalaa ya UAE. soma BBC News - Saudi school lessons in UK concern government

Sehemu ya habri inasema hivi
BBC Panorama found that more than 40 Saudi Students' Schools and Clubs are teaching the official Saudi national curriculum to about 5,000 pupils.
One text book shows how the hands and feet of thieves are chopped off.............

kosa sio kutumia mitaaala ya UAE kosa bya ni baadhi mambo watoto wadogo wanafundishwa na kuaminishwa.
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