FBI Thwarts Terrorist Bombing Attempt At Portland Holiday Tree Lighting

9079703-largeEditor’s Note – You can read through this entire article and not find one mention of this attacker, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who yelled out ‘Allah Akbar’ when arrested, being a Muslim.

There was much criticism from the left when Bill O’Reilly said we have a ‘Muslim problem in the world’, yet, there’s one commonality among all the individuals trying to blow Americans up – they’re all Muslims.

This political correctness and the appeasement mentality of Barack Obama and the far left is going to get an awful lot of American citizens killed. 

So who would attend a Holiday Christmas Tree lighting ceremony?  Perhaps your son or daughter, your parents, yourself, or worse yet, all of the above…

 

FBI Thwarts Terrorist Bombing Attempt At Portland Holiday Tree Lighting, Authorities Say

Bryan Denson
The Oregonian

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 developed.

“The device was in fact inert, and the public was never in danger,” according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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

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