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...

Ore. Terror Suspect Indicted
 Ore. Terror Suspect Indicted 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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