Why is this deemed worthy of a news story? Does The Oregonian think that the general public is anxiously looking for reassurance about the safety of this would-be jihadist mass murderer? Is it trying to head off claims of mistreatment from the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)?
And it sure is a good thing that he has the Qur’an in his cell, isn’t it? The book that probably inspired him to try to kill large numbers of Infidels is now his sole and constant companion — how reassuring! Now Mohamud has hours and hours to ponder the true, peaceful meaning of Qur’an verses like these:
“And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter…” — 2:191
“They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them…” — 4:89
“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies…” — 8:60
“Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” — 9:5
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” — 9:29
“Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens…” — 47:4
“Jailers hold Mohamed Mohamud, accused in plot to bomb Portland tree lighting, in ‘protective custody,'” by Bryan Denson in The Oregonian, December 17 (thanks to Darcy):
The teenager accused of plotting to bomb thousands of Christmas revelers at Portland’s holiday tree lighting ceremony three weeks ago is jailed in protective custody to prevent someone from harming him.
Mohamed Mohamud has a cell to himself at the downtown Justice Center jail, where he eats all of his meals alone and doesn’t mix with the general inmate population, said Chief Deputy Michael Shults, who heads corrections for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
There are good reasons for the isolation, Shults said Friday. A lot of the jail’s inmates had friends and family at the city’s annual tree lighting, he said, and jailers want to make sure none of them could harm Mohamud.
“That’s a concern of ours,” he said. “But there’s no known threat … no known persons … in our system that (are) actively trying to harm him.”…
No threat to him? Never mind. You never know when that “backlash” that so terrifies Muslims in this country might actually show itself.
Within a couple of days of his arrest, Mohamud obtained a copy of the Quran from the jail’s chaplain, Shults said. The young man keeps the sacred book of Islam in his cell.
Members of Mohamud’s family paid him several visits in the first 16 days of his confinement, according to an inmate visitation log obtained by The Oregonian under the state’s open records law.
Mohamud’s father, Osman Barre, visited him the day after his arrest and put some cash in his inmate account, records show. Barre visited at least three other times, including twice on the same day as his wife, Mariam H. Barre. The couple is separated but remains in the Portland metropolitan area….
The teenager’s defense team, including the top two lawyers in the Federal Public Defender’s office and their investigators, have paid him regular visits, said Shults, who also has looked in on Mohamud to make sure he was getting everything he needed.
“He’s cooperative,” Shults said. “He wants to be safe, and we want to keep him safe.”