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Another Somali Immigrant Busted For Terror Attempt - Christmas Tree Bomb Plot

November 27, 2010

November 27, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Friday evening Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19 year-old naturalized American citizen of Somali descent, was arrested in Portland, Oregon by federal authorities after attempting to detonate what he thought was a car bomb.

The Muslim immigrant was snared in an elaborate sting operation which had been in operation for months.

According to FBI Special Agent in charge Arthur Balizan, "The threat was very real...Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale." [source, http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/11/27/us/AP-US-Portland-Car-Bomb-Plot.html?_r=1&hp]

Somali immigrants, brought to the United States under a special State Department political refugee program, have proven extraordinarily problematic since their arrival. Over a dozen are thought to have returned to Somalia to engage in jihad with one of them thought to have become the first American suicide bomber in that country.

Additionally the refugees [who have essentially been dumped on unsuspecting communities] have been involved in numerous labor actions, represented by domestic Islamist organizations, in which they demanded unreasonable accommodation for their religious beliefs [in the case of Muslim taxi drivers at Minneapolis airport, going so far as refusing to pick-up passengers who were carrying bottles of wine and other alcoholic beverages].

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