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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:36 PM

Trial ramps up in Oregon Christmas tree-lighting bomb plot

Source: Reuters

Trial ramps up in Oregon Christmas tree-lighting bomb plot

By Teresa Carson
PORTLAND, Oregon | Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:59pm EST

(Reuters) - Jury selection neared completion on Friday in the trial of a Somali-born man charged with trying to blow up a crowd of people at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Oregon two years ago with a fake bomb supplied by undercover agents posing as militant Islamists.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was 19 when he was arrested, faces life in prison on a single charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in a plot to blow up the 2010 festivities at a public plaza in downtown Portland.

An FBI affidavit filed in the case said Mohamud was taken into custody after he attempted to use a cell phone to trigger what he believed was a car bomb but was actually a fake device supplied by agents posing as operatives for Islamic extremists.

The phony bomb was planted in a downtown square lined with shops and offices and crowded with thousands of people attending the annual tree-lighting ceremony. But officials said the public was never in any danger.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/us-usa-oregon-bombplot-idUSBRE90A12U20130111

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:33 PM

1. I was expecting 'The Onion' ...

eg. Deranged terrorist rigs exploding Christmas lights.

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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:40 AM

2. FBI was trying to say similar lies about me for working on my prosthetic legs

 

I was tortured for almost 3 years by the FBI and their friends only because 85 years old man, Roland Sibens(chicago) convinced them that I am a terrorist. I was tortured for working on my prosthetic legs in the basement. I done absolutely nothing illegal or wrong. They thought that in theory it is possible to hide bomb in them. They saw an opportunity to get famous, so they were trying to torture me till I sign their insane story. They tortured me using more than 100 different torturing methods and trust to me waterboarding is not how they torture nowadays.

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