Oregon: Muslim teen arrested after attempted car bomb attack at Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Mohamud.jpgMohamed Osman Mohamud: Misunderstander of Islam

He yelled “Allahu akbar” and tried to kick agents as they swooped in to arrest him. DoJ press release here. “Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen in Car Bomb Plot,” from the Associated Press, November 27 (thanks to Markus):

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Somali-born teenager plotted to carry out a car bomb attack at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland on Friday, but the bomb turned out to be a dud supplied by undercover agents as part of a sting, federal prosecutors said.

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.

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

He was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton released federal court documents Friday that show the sting operation began in June after an undercover agent learned that Mohamud had been in contact with an “unindicted associate” in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier region.

Mohamud is a naturalized U.S. citizen who has been living in Corvallis.

According to a federal complaint, Mohamud was in regular email contact with the “unindicted associate’ in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier starting in August 2009.

The complaint states that in December 2009 Mohamud and the “unindicted associate” used coded language in an email in which the FBI believes Mohamud discussed traveling to Pakistan to prepare for “violent jihad.”

Last June an FBI agent contacted Mohamud “under the guise of being affiliated with the first associate.”

Mohamud and the undercover agent agreed to meet in Portland on July 30. At that meeting, the undercover agent and Mohamud “discussed violent jihad,” according to the court document.

Mohamud told the agent he wanted to set off explosives at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, an event that occurred on Friday….

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  1. says

    Aplogies for O/T, but this is absolutely unbelievable:

    “A man has been fined for making offensive comments about Allah during the English Defence League protest in Leicester.

    Lee Whitby was found guilty of using racially aggravated abusive words during the protest in the city centre on Saturday, October 9.”


    What race is Allah???

  2. says

    “…but the bomb turned out to be a dud supplied by undercover agents as part of a sting, federal prosecutors said.”

    Good thing the guy was arrested as part of a sting.

    But what happens in the event that undercover agents don’t get to another jihadist to do the same? And then this jihadist gets/makes a bomb which can blow the crap out of dozens of innocent people?

  3. says

    I wonder if this is going to get any serious lamestream MSM traffic. Muslim terrorists wouldn’t be the first subject NBC would want to broadcast after naming some Muslim terrorist “Person of the Year” in their unique evaluation system.

  4. says

    That poor guy. You know, Muslims are being persecuted by having their beliefs, and the violent tendencies of those who most closely follow Islam, questioned and scrutinised. Obviously he was going to get all alienated and try to blow stuff up, so it’s our own western faults.

    That was sarcasm.

  5. says

    “Christmas tree lighting ceremony”

    Portland residents must be in shock! were any mao ornaments damaged??
    ..probably time to start calling it the holiday tree.

  6. says

    It was only meant as a Christmas present for Hussein Barrack Obama’s “Christian” granny on the occasion of her having gone on Hadj!

  7. says

    Is it just me who thinks that this guy looks really unintelligent? There is seriously a dull-witted retarded look to him. Perhaps it’s all that inbreeding(?)

  8. says

    This was a good thing! The more violent attcks(thwarted of course) the more the public will begin to arouse from their stupor over the truth about Islam! Thank God and the FBI and local police fortheir vigilence on our behalf!

  9. says

    A Muslim planting bombs at a Christian parade? Hasn’t this man read the Quran in surah 60:7,8 where the prophet of the RoP taught peace and patience? Let’s take a closer look at ‘peace’ in Islam.

    Here in surah 60:7,8; the prophet lists categories of people who are enemies to whom the Muslims are to be hostile, according to the tafsir of ibn Kathir:

    [1] Those who have ‘received the Scripture before you’ [Jews and Christians]

    [2]Any disbelivers

    [3] Any who have ‘cast out’ the messanger [rejected Islam]

    Kathir sums it up well by citing a hadith reportedly collected in both Abu Dawud and Muslim, ‘Verily, we are free from you and whatever you worship besides Allah, we have rejected you, and there has started between us and you, hostility and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone,”

    This poor Muslim bombber has clearly more reading to do.

  10. says

    I’ve been wondering when the first Christmas season Islamic Jihad plot would be foiled. And here it is, not even December.

    A double-dose of “Mohamed” here.

    When is the U.S. going to learn? You don’t let in Muslims, who follow an ideology in which mass-murder of others’ is rewarded by their “God.”

  11. says

    The “Today Show” shed some light on this incident. Their lede referred to him only as a “US Citizen.”
    Later he was called a “naturalized US citizen of Somali origin.”

    Thanks “Today”!!!

    BTW – any clue about motive “Today”???

    Maybe he was pissed that Bristol Palin took 3rd in “Dancing with the Stars” – yeah – probably something like that…

  12. says

    It is indeed time to halt Muslim immigration…This guy is typical of the tens of thousands we have freely allowed to enter the country bring with him that awful Islamic baggage. People like this Islamic loser will never assimiliate to become quality citizens…The Muslims come to this (and any other) country to unpack their Islamic baggage and make life miserable for everyone else…Close the borders to Islam and start deporting any Muslim convicted of any crime…They are proving to be unworthy citizens…

  13. says

    I’m so relieved the plot was thwarted. But for every cockroach you see, there are hundreds you don’t see. It will just be a matter of time when a successful attack is pulled off.

  14. says

    The Associated Press is reporting the story, giving it wide exposure possibly. And the arrested Muslim was going to detonate explosives at a Christmas tree lighting. Wow! That would have attracted some converts to Islam in Oregon. Speaking of attractiveness, looking at the photo of this Muslim brings to mind the idea, psychologically speaking, that all Muslims have an inferiority/superiority complex.

  15. says

    Let’s see: We had a shoe bomber get on a plane a while back and so now we have to take our shoes off at the airport, for security reasons, of course.

    We had an underwear bomber get on an airplane last Christmas and now TSA agents may take x-ray pictures of our naked bodies or put their hands down our undies searching for bombs, for security reasons, of course.

    Now what? Will there be a new requirement for our Christmas Trees to be felt up, x-rayed or denuded of needles before we can take them off the lot? All for security reasons, of course?

  16. says

    It makes one wonder how the far left Oregonians would have
    spun it if it had been successful ? Not just the
    Mau ornaments but all those pagan winter solstice displays would also be lost. How does one deal with clowns foolish
    enough to voluntarily shove TNT suppositories up their
    tushes for the sake once minor moon bat deity ? What next ?
    4 H ( high, hot and a hell of a lot ) enemas for all who
    wish to travel by land,sea or air ?

  17. says

    Many of these attempts foiled by undercover agents seem to suggest to me that there are also many Muslims fighting against jihadists. We need to recognize and support them as being on the same side as us while challenging and demanding the political correctness and corruption of many politicians and the mainstream media to shed the veil of ignorance and denial of this real global threat.

  18. says

    That was a close one. By the grace of God these people were spared. I imagine there will be more attempts because I’m sure Christmas “offends” the jihadists.

  19. says

    Julieann, your remarks are valid up to apoint, “I’m sure Christmas “offends” the jihadists.”
    By our very existence, Muslims are offended. This highlights a celebrated holiday, yes. But any exploitation where the carnage has to be weighed after the fact for victim statistics is their goal.
    This is an element of Islam’s DNA.
    As to those, who believe moderates will help; Find them if you can.
    So far, our national leadership has conducted “out-reach”, community visits and other ‘tummy-rubbing’ with the very elements that make up the Moslem Brotherhood.
    Is that OK with you?

  20. says


    They have already said that they want to kill us by “a thousand cuts.” So be ready for small scale attacks anywhere, especially now during the Christmas season, at such places as shopping centers,etc.

  21. says

    I think that’s just a face they put on to try and scare us.

    I was kind of wondering what Grace Jones was up to these days.:)

    ….slave to the rhythm…..