A stark reminder that nobody, not even in the super-progressive areas of the enlightened northwest, are off limits:

A 19-year-old has been arrested in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, on Friday evening, the Justice Department announced.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He is a resident of Corvallis, Oregon, and is a student at Oregon State University, according to the FBI.

Mohamud was arrested by the FBI and Portland Police Bureau after he attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van that was parked near the tree-lighting ceremony in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Justice Department said in a written statement, but the device was actually inert.

Unfortunately some folks haven’t yet been informed that a new age of Pericles, complete with unclenched fists, outreaches and total unity with a light, creamy filling, has arrived.

The suspect also apparently had a literary bent:

Mohamud allegedly told the undercover operative that he had written articles that were published in Jihad Recollections, an online magazine that advocated violent jihad.

“Jihad Recollections” — from the publishers of “Car & Bomber,” “Rolling Stoning” and “Newsweek.”

A US Attorney reminds progressives that they are not off limits:

“This defendant’s chilling determination is a stark reminder that there are people — even here in Oregon — who are determined to kill Americans,” Dwight C. Holton, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in a statement.

Some of the liberals in Portland are described as deeply concerned at the potential carbon footprint this bomb would have left.

Jammie Wearing Fool has the quote of the day so far:


Although JWF does also point out that the local paper refers to it as a “holday tree.” For the most part, the media is avoiding the word “Muslim” — just in case the suspect is one of those infamous Somali Christian teabagger jihadists.


13 Responses to “Suspect Arrested for Attempting Man-Caused Disaster in Portland, Oregon”

  1. TheZooKeeper on November 27th, 2010 2:10 pm

    Jihad, political correctness, and liberalism – a deadly combination.

  2. Clu Seatoe on November 27th, 2010 2:57 pm

    Way to go FBI! Thank you for your diligence.

    While the folks of the Portland Police Bureau tossed and turned those sleepless nights in moral conflict of their politically liberal bent over against actually having to uphold the law.

    The battles of conscience v. the law between the two agencies must have been epic.

  3. Dandapani on November 27th, 2010 3:02 pm

    a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia

    Please explain to me why there are so many freaking Somalis allowed into the United States. What special skills do these people possess that we have to import them in such large numbers?

  4. Rick on November 27th, 2010 3:08 pm

    This is a young man with big dreams in the land of dreamers.So take him to the desert,saddle him with a hot bomb and let him live his dream!

    Do they really believe we can’t find Mecca,Medina and the thousands of mosques throughout the USA???

  5. Clu Seatoe on November 27th, 2010 3:46 pm

    Hears a couple:
    desert navigation;
    cheap to keep (they don’t eat much);
    despite education not to bright, on this one Obamao could be Somali (easily befriended by undercover FBI agents).

    Intel; CNN report:According to an arrest warrant affidavit written by an FBI special agent, Mohamud was in e-mail communication in August 2009 with a person believed to be involved in terrorist activities. In December, that person was "located in the northwest frontier province of Pakistan," the affidavit states.

    Here is a Good, short read: The online CNN report.

    Look for future STRATFOR analysis.

  6. SignPainterGuy on November 27th, 2010 4:30 pm

    Great news indeed, caught in a sting operation ! I just love it when a plan comes together ! At a time when it seems so many of our most important security and investigative agencies are run like the Keystone Cops, we see there are successes ! Well done ! Please keep it up !

    Now to dot the "i"s and cross the "t"s and get him convicted…perhaps the toughest part !?

  7. Agree on November 27th, 2010 6:00 pm

    I think it's time for the Somalians to return en masse to Somalia. Their country is still there, they have shown no desire to assimilate, and they are a source of too much of this terrorist crap. Send them home and let them terrorize each other in their own land.

  8. Marshall_Will on November 27th, 2010 7:29 pm


    Yes, and special THANKS to Mr. Powers for not "forgetting" us Pac. NW posters during his busy holiday season! Right, and I've told my handful of fellow ( read non-delusional ) conservative friends here south of PDX; "Don't let these Libs drive you up the wall this CHRISTMAS Season w/ their annual drivel! Let it go… there are bigger fish to fry.

    Well see? This is where all that prog/lib/"tolerance" GETS you! It wasn't good enough to hike a hind leg on the Baby Jesus ( they won't be satisfied until they blow UP freaking Pioneer Square! )

    Here's what's -really- funny about this: Most of the people that take their kids etc. down to the Holiday Tree ( or whatever they're calling it 'this' year? ) are for the most part, elitist/aethiests/pagans/jihad-sympathizers ANYWAY! So way to GO PDX, here's your trophy. All those years of ignoring the ugly realities of Adulthood finally paid off. As much as I HATE to admit ( would it have been a 'complete' tragedy? ) JUST… wondering aloud..?

  9. zillaoftheresistance on November 28th, 2010 12:08 am

    Let's hope the DoJ doesn't botch THIS civilian trail! I'm sure Obama's already drafting a pardon for his "muslim brother" who he "stands with" (his words) right now.

  10. Marshall_Will on November 28th, 2010 1:03 am


    Right, this is the only logical "compassionate" next step. 19 years old and some evil being thought nothing of watching this kid spend the rest of his misguided life behind bars ( assuming he doesn't get the chair? )

    Probably already forgot the punk's name. Why did the FBI allow this cretin to almost light the fuse before pulling the plug?

  11. morambler on November 28th, 2010 10:50 am

    So do they know for sure whether Mohammed Mohamud Mahammed inc. et. al.etc.etc. was really under the influence of Islam, or was he just freaking out about mid-terms…?

  12. SignPainterGuy on November 28th, 2010 3:42 pm

    There IS the deep, deep, REALLY DEEP UNDERCOVER Tea Party operative angle that has somehow escaped the attention of the msm ! Mm-hmm !

    That innocent Bin Laden-style video, heck, that was just young future journalistic practice ! He just wants to get his face out there ! He`ll reveal his tea party ties once he has made a name for himself ! First things first, right ?!

  13. And like all trash, he should be taken out « The Daley Gator on November 28th, 2010 10:01 pm

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