Mohamed Osman Mohamud

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Ore. Bomb Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Lawyer accuses FBI of entrapment

(Newser) - The 19-year-old Somali-American accused of trying to explode a car bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony has pleaded not guilty to at tempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Mohamed Osman Mohamud's lawyer accused the FBI of entrapping his client, who was arrested after an elaborate sting operation, Reuters... More »

Ore. Terror Suspect Indicted

Mohamed Osman Mohamud due in court today

(Newser) - A federal grand jury has indicted a Somali-American man in an alleged plot to blow up a car bomb at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore. The indictment filed today charges 19-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Mohamud was due in... More »

Would-Be Terrorist a 'Great Kid,' but Lately Changed

Friends, neighbors talk about Mohamed Osman Mohamud

(Newser) - Who is Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the Somali-born Oregon teen accused of attempted terrorism ? Friends and neighbors recall him as "a great kid," a well-adjusted engineering student who got good grades, liked girls, played basketball, and was obsessed with the Portland Trailblazers. But recently he dropped out of... More »

Oregon Terror Suspect's Mosque Torched

Feds investigating arson as suspected hate crime

(Newser) - Federal authorities are investigating a suspected hate-crime torching of a mosque attended by the Oregon teen charged in last Friday's attempted terror attack. Arson destroyed part of the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center in Corvalis a day after former Oregon State University student Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested when police... More »

Did the FBI Really Stop a Terrorist?

Or did it basically entrap Mohamed Osman Mohamud?

(Newser) - The media, as well as Democrats and Republicans alike, are touting the FBI’s recent arrest of a 19-year-old would-be car bomber . But is Mohamed Osman Mohamud really “some menacing sleeper terrorist” who came this close to blowing up a crowded Christmas event in Oregon—or was he prodded... More »

Oregon Terror Suspect Sought 'Jihad' for Years

Mohamed Osman Mohamud: 'Since I was 15 I thought about all this'

(Newser) - FBI agents used another sting operation to foil a terror plot in Portland yesterday, as they did in Virginia recently. Steve Duin of the Oregonian is "incredibly thankful" to the FBI that all ended well, but adds this caveat: "It's still unclear how close Mohamed Osman Mohamud would... More »

FBI Sting Nabs Would-Be Car Bomber in Oregon

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, tried to sabotage tree-lighting ceremony

(Newser) - An Oregon man was arrested last night and charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction after trying to detonate a car bomb at a tree-lighting ceremony. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a US citizen born in Somalia, drove a van to Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland and attempted... More »

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