November 27, 2010

Feds: Somali Teen Tried to Bomb Oregon Tree Lighting-Jihadi OK With Killing Children (Updated-Samir Khan Connection)

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Dodged another bullet....we are one lucky nation.

CNN

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

Department said in a written statement, but the device was actually inert.

"The threat was very real. Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale," said Arthur Balizan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "At the same time, I want to reassure the people of this community that, at every turn, we denied him the ability to actually carry out the attack."

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.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit written by an FBI special agent, in August 2009, Mohamud was in e-mail communication 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.

The two communicated regularly, the affidavit states, and "using coded language, they discussed the possibility of Mohamud traveling to Pakistan to prepare for violent jihad."

Mohamud attempted to contact another associate who he thought would help facilitate his travel overseas, the affidavit states, but "because Mohamud used the wrong e-mail address in his efforts to contact [the second associate], he never successfully contacted him to arrange travel."

Follow ups when we get them...

UPDATE (Hetz Shahor): Two words: Samir Khan.

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From the same CNN report:
An undercover FBI employee contacted Mohamud in June under the guise of being affiliated with the associate who was in Pakistan, according to the affidavit. Mohamud met with the undercover operative on July 30 in Portland.

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

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Updated by SH: "Affadavit says he was "Ibnul Mubarak" of Jihad Recollections". Rusty called him a queerbag (no offense meant for gays) in this post: Samir Khan's Idiotic Magazine Hits MSM: How Gay is the Jihadi Workout? LULZ
UPDATE: Image added because I don't think you realize just how gay* this is until you actually see it. And I mean flaming.

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*I actually feel bad calling Ibn al-Mubarak, the author of this particular article, a queerbag. Not so much because calling someone a fag dehumanizes homosexuals -- which it does, and that's why I feel slightly bad -- but because it humanizes terrorist scumbags like al-Mubarak too much to compare them to homesexuals.

But they hate being called gay almost as much as they fear the vagina, so apologies to the gay community but I think I'm going to continue to use the term as a pejorative in cases such as these.

I'd call them vermin but that's way too insulting to vermin, and not nearly as insulting to the jihadis.

Thanks to Barbarossa

Also:

Mohamud yelled "Allahu Akbar!" -- Arabic for "God is Great!" -- and kicked at federal agents as they arrested him[Jihad Recollections jihadi workout...lulz...ed], The Associated Press quoted prosecutors as saying. He's been charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, and is expected to appear in federal court in Portland on Monday.
Michelle Malkin's take & must read: Just another bomb-plotting jihadist yelling “Allahu akbar!”
You may recall that loony Portland officials several years ago threatened to pull out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force under the Bush administration and refused to cooperate with federal efforts to conduct voluntary interviews of of local Muslims in order to uncover terrorist plots.

You may also recall the Portland 7, black Muslim converts convicted in a conspiracy to wage war against the United States, provide material support and resources to Al Qaeda and contribute services to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Thanks to Fred Beloit

Update III by SH: Booking info below fold...me thinks he is a very skinny ghey jihadi. Did Sammy hog all the fattening food Ibnul Mubarak?

Related:
OregonStateMSA currently fixing/deleting links or something
Rahm of TFS has video
Samir Khan (Inshallahshaheed) archives
Good News: First U.S. Based Pro-al Qaeda Magazine Released[Jihad Recollections]
American Based Jihad Magazine Analyzed
Sammy and Joey Release Jihad Recollections #2
Inshallahshaheed Back Online[Jihad Recollections #3]

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Thanks to Laura

By Matt Damon at 09:31 PM | Comments |