19-year old arrested on attempt of a Car Bomb at Portland Tree Lighting.
Stop. I'm already confused. Portland is just "lighting" some tree for no reason? Who is this headline writer?
Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, who is a naturlized U.S. citizen from Somalia and from Corvallis was arrested tonight on charges of attemping to using explosives in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at Portland's annual Christmas Tree Lighting.
Mohamud was arrested by the FBI and Portland Police Bureau around 5:40 p.m this eveining after he attempted to detonate what was believed to be an explosive full van that was parked near the tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
[From the federal affidavit]
According to the affidavit, Mohamud responded that he was looking for a “huge mass that will . . . be attacked in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays.” Further discussing the attack, Mohamud allegedly stated, “…it’s in Oregon; and Oregon like you know, nobody ever thinks about it.”
So during the Christmas season where Christians everywhere are donating food to the hungry, ringing bells for the poor and giving blankets to the homeless the Religion of Peace is trying to blow people up.