Oregon: Somali arrested for attempting to blow up Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

Update December 1st:  Portland town fathers: maybe we need FBI Terrorism Task Force after all, here.  It just isn’t Christmas without a Muslim bombing, here.

Update November 30th: It is confirmed, would-be bomber was a refugee, here.

Update November 29th: Foil terrorists by keeping them out!  Here at CIS.

Update November 28th: More here and Omar Jamal is on the scene and running his mouth!

Of course I had to laugh!  The title of the story from CNN is ‘Teen suspected of trying to set off bomb at Oregon tree-lighting event.‘  (Hat tip: Ed)  You gotta read the story to find out it was a 19-year old (probably older) Somali former refugee who got caught in a terrorism sting.

(CNN) — 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.

Read the story and take note—you never quite know who you’re talking to on the internet!

The arrest was the culmination of a long-term undercover operation during which Mohamud had been monitored closely for months as his alleged bomb plot developed, the Justice Department said. Officials said the public was never in danger from the device.

Next we will hear from CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) that the “kid” was lured into this.

For new readers: We have admitted well over 100,000 Somali refugees to the US.   To check out the numbers visit this post, one of our most widely read posts over the last few years.   In FY2010 which ended September 30th the US State Department resettled 4,884 Somalis (here) to towns near you.

Also, after being closed for nearly two years, the US State Department is on the verge of resuming the fraud-ridden family reunification program that admitted as many as 36,000 Somalis fraudulently to the US between 2003 and 2008.  See the latest on new regulations, here.  The State Department is on the verge of re-opening the program.

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