CORVALLIS, Ore. — To his friends and colleagues, Mohamed Osman Mohamud wasn’t a religious extremist, he was simply “Mo-mo.”
“He was an average American student,” said Corvallis Imam Yosof Wanly.
Yeah, the average American student usually tries to set off a bomb and murder thousands of people sooner or later.
Wanly said Mohamud was a student, a Muslim and a man wanting to make a change in the world.
“He seemed like he wanted to do something to change something,” said Wanly. “His father brought him here so he could make something of himself.”…
Omar Mohamed with the Muslim Student Association said he knew Mohamud as an acquaintance through the student association. He said Mohamud attended a couple of association events but that he didn’t always lead a life consistent with Islam.
“He hung out with people who partied and drank alcohol,” said Mohamed. “He didn’t commonly go to the mosque. He wasn’t an obedient Muslim.”
Omar Mohamed, remember, is a representative of the MSA, which is a Muslim Brotherhood organization. The Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”
Still, many said the 19-year old pre-engineering student never let on that he wanted to carry out “violent jihad,” as he is reported in a federal affidavit to have said.
“I would have never have [sic] thought anything like this would even come across his mind,” Wanly said….