Somali-Born Teen Arrested After Attempting to Detonate a Car Bomb in Oregon

posted at 8:00 am on November 27, 2010 by Jimmie Bise, Jr

It’s not just high-profile targets that are at-risk, folks.

PORTLAND — A Corvallis teenager was arrested Friday in connection with a car bomb at a Christmas tree lighting event.

The bomb was inert and posed no danger, officials said.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia and resident of Corvallis, was arrested on accusations of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives) in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the Justice Department announced.

According to the Reuters version of the story, Mohamud used a cell phone to detonate what he thought was van full of explosives. The target was the annual Christmas Tree lighting in the capitol of Portland, Oregon’s largest city (error corrected) during the evening of the busiest shopping day of the year. Mohamud was not aiming for a couple dozen victims, but hundreds and perhaps thousands and his motivation was “violent jihad”.

We shouldn’t fret, though. The authorities already know, scant hours after the arrest, that this was an isolated incident.

Dwight C. Holton, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, said, “This defendant’s chilling determination is a stark reminder that there are people — even here in Oregon — who are determined to kill Americans. The good work of law enforcement protected Oregonians in this case, and we have no reason to believe there is any continuing threat arising from this case.”

That’s all well and good, but do we have reason to believe there isn’t? Have the FBI and the Portland Police Bureau run down all of Mohamud’s friends and associates? Have they brought a few folks in for questioning? Far be it from me to criticize Dwight C. Holton, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, but I’m not confident in any police department’s ability to thoroughly investigate a suspect’s known associates in only a couple or three hours from the point of arrest. I realize this investigation has been ongoing for months, but perhaps the authorities could wait a few days before making the boilerplate “there’s nothing more to see here so move along” announcement, if for no other reason than to assure us that they’re diligently running down every possible lead.

Though the authorities were on top of this one, we should remember that they’re not going to catch every attempt. Mohamud chose Portland because it was an unlikely place for a terrorist strike and you can bet that if this occurred to a teenager on his first act of jihad, then it’s occurred to the seasoned veterans. I have no doubt that, even now, jihadists are looking at places where we gather as good places to strike and the police can’t be everywhere no matter how they may try to reassure us that they’re on top of things.

As we saw recently in Times Square, the most effective anti-terrorist tools are the eyes and ears of a vigilant citizenry. I made this point about airline security in the latest episode of my podcast, The Delivery, and it works outside the airport terminal, too. For every plot our law enforcement agencies foil, there are other plots they know nothing about. We still have to keep our eyes open, even in places where we think we should be safe, like a Christmas Tree lighting.


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Scary. However the far, far left of Portland would have welcomed an attack on the greedy capitalists who celebrate a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Downtown Portland.

I’m not joking.

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Mohamed Osman Mohamud.

But,..But…But….his name is pronounced….ROBERT JOHNSON.

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 10:50 AM

I’m just amused at the confusion between “capitol” and “capital”. And of course the continued refusal of the media to call a spade a spade.

CVMA-Dredd on November 27, 2010 at 10:50 AM

DOJ already is saying this is an isolated individual act. Where does a 19 years old get the money to buy a van full of what he thought was explosives? From his part-time job at McDonald’s or from welfare payments he receives?

bayview on November 27, 2010 at 10:51 AM

During this meeting, Mohamud explained how he had been thinking of committing some form of violent jihad since the age of 15. Mohamud then told (the FBI operatives) that he had identified a potential target for a bomb: the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square on Nov. 26, 2010.

The FBI operatives even played big brother to the young Terrorist, warning Mohamud several times about how serious his planned actions were, and reminding him that there would be many people, including children, at the event. They told Mohamud that he could abandon his plans at any time with no shame.

kingsjester on November 27, 2010 at 10:58 AM

DOJ already is saying this is an isolated individual act.
bayview on November 27, 2010 at 10:51 AM

Yep.
And each of the would be victims of this attack are individual deaths. Nothing massive about this other then the description of the weapon used.
PC

Electrongod on November 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM

One boy and his toy. News at 5.

Electrongod on November 27, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Portland, huh?

Pretty white bread city.

Here in Minneapolis (another white bread city), we have the largest Somali-immigrant/Somali American-born population in the country.

(Why the hell so many desert tribesmen moved to this frozen hell-hole is baffling, but I digress…)

There is a Somali “community” on the southside, near the U of MN and down to Cedar-Lake & Powderhorn. Walking through the Somali streets near Riverside you can feel the hate.

Poke your head into a Somali coffee shop it oozes contempt for the infidel dhimmis.

But, hey, we’re a liberal city, with a Muslim congressman, so chill, dudes, no worries here…

Idiots.

Terminal brain freeze will do that to ya.

Bruno Strozek on November 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Here in Minneapolis (another white bread city), we have the largest Somali-immigrant/Somali American-born population in the country.

(Why the hell so many desert tribesmen moved to this frozen hell-hole is baffling, but I digress…)

I think your Lutheran aid foundations up there, were the ones who volunteered their states (North Dakota too) for taking in Somalis.

firepilot on November 27, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Why in the name of Allah does the USA allow the immigration and naturalization of so many Somalis? I don’t get it? What special skills do they have over other immigration applicants? Please, somone explain this to me.

Dandapani on November 27, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Well once upon a time America went to Somalia to distribute snacks to the hungry locals and plead for an end to some unpleasantness of some unknown origin. Some teens threw rocks at a helicopter and it crashed. Other teens tried to get souvenirs from the crash and several suffered boo boos. America felt bad sitting there with it’s snacks trampled and unappreciated and a bunch of dead teenagers lying around so when the Catholic Church offered to move Somalia to America Bush, with mind boggling class said ….”sure, bring ‘em, Islam is awesome”. Now that was just over miscommunication and a crashed snackopter. After all the damaged goat carts and boo boos to Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, you will be honor bound to admit millions of them in the coming years. It should be awesome if not as awesome as Islam itself is.

And this attempt at attention getting is pretty small potatos compared to the rich diversity that Muslims benefit your nation with. Have you forgotten the wisdom of the greatest president the US has ever had? These words should be carved on stone in the Capitol…..”Islam is awesome, Muslims are real straight shooters.”

BL@KBIRD on November 27, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder will be right on this. He’ll prosecute and the kid will end up doing 30 days of picking up Trash along the I-5 Freeway.

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Give him the Holy Bible to read in prison.

Zorro on November 27, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Punk looks like that Wanda Sykes guy.

BHO Jonestown on November 27, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Check out his eyebrows! This guys not a muzzie, he’s a Romulan!

thekingtut on November 27, 2010 at 11:18 AM

I’m hoping that every single mosque in our country has an FBI agent or two attending to find the crazies, but unfortunately we will only find the incompetent ones.

slickwillie2001 on November 27, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Yes, and why do we keep importing such people and giving them U.S. citizenship?
AZCoyote on November 27, 2010 at 8:08 AM

because the commies love em and they will vote for commies and they are totally dependent dirtbags that rely on big commie who uses that as an additional excuse to swipe your money.

Now factor in a sensational expensive trial to boot dressed with all the typical politics

there is no downside for the deathcult with this sheet

one little dirtbag fouling a whole system and possibly succeeding in killing hundreds if not more

So the FBI gave him numerous chances to back out and he didn’t

what does that tell you?

We should exact a stiff penalty and that is for every foiled attempt or not, a mosque or ten should be bulldozed and ten thousand greencard carrying filthbags should be sent back to their hell hole from which they came so they can keep it real there

the commies bring these pos”s here and they are giving among other things free education which means another spot lost to a caucasion to better themself

I say caucasion because it won’t be the illegal alien or minority that loses his spot

Lewiston Maine comes to mind where the commie scum doubled the population with either Ethiopian or Somali filth that have no desire to work but feed off the tit of biggov

crime is through the roof and I guess it’s a matter of time before they blow something up

with the aid of our filthy commies WE are being colonized by a lesser type of human

it’s do upside down but when you realise that the objective is to absorb the Caucasian race it all makes sense

the smart and autonomous are being systematically diminished and will eventually not exist

final note, I have never been that religious but Christianity is far superior to the backwards islamos

just take a look and it’s plain to see

if anything WE should be vonizing their lands and boxing their ears until they get it right

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Get him, punish him, and strip him of his citizenship. (It ought still to mean something.)

…targets that are at-risk…

No hyphen needed.

Tzetzes on November 27, 2010 at 11:31 AM

if anything WE should be colonizing their lands and boxing their ears until they get it right
Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Have the FBI and the Portland Police Bureau run down all of Mohamud’s friends and associates? Have they brought a few folks in for questioning?

.
But, but, that would be *gasp* profiling!

mrt721 on November 27, 2010 at 11:32 AM

I believe he’s part of what David Dinkins used to call “the gorgeous mosaic”.

Travis Bickle on November 27, 2010 at 11:33 AM

I just saw this on the news. You can only imagine my shock when I heard that his name was Mahamed.

Oh if only we could find some common thread, one little detail that might tie together those that want to bring down our planes, set off bombs and destroy our way of life. There must be something. /sarc

Canadian Infidel on November 27, 2010 at 11:34 AM

It’s just a matter of time

the bums live off the gov, just like in Europe, don’t work and have eight mongrels

it’s simple math

and when they have a larger demographic portion of our population the fireworks will really begin

funny how in Africa the demographically stay black

in the middle east they stay Arab and Persian

in south Korea and japan( though not a problem area ) it stay Asian

In south and central America it stays Hispanic

Yet Europe and America are doomed to take them all in and bend to their backwards way of life

doesn’t seem right

or smart

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 11:39 AM

If we just bring in a few million more Muslims, that will show them our good intentions and they’ll stop this stuff, right?

Who’s for millions more Muslims!?!

Bush said it was a “noble faith”.

At the 5th Iftar dinner held at the White House.

Forget the fact that Islam itself is an anti-Consitutional push for a global theocratic tyranny of terror.

Just wish them all a “Ramadan murbarak” and bow.

profitsbeard on November 27, 2010 at 11:42 AM

How many times must it be said? Portland is NOT the capital of Oregon, Salem is.

James Moriarty on November 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM

OMG!
What’s Rupaul doing with a bomb?

12thMonkey on November 27, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Oh if only we could find some common thread, one little detail that might tie together those that want to bring down our planes, set off bombs and destroy our way of life. There must be something. /sarc

Canadian Infidel on November 27, 2010 at 11:34 AM

The former boss’s site has a great recap of all the terrorists over the past 10 years, with photos. Looking at them, it is hard to pick out the common denominator.

PatMac on November 27, 2010 at 11:46 AM

How many times must it be said? Portland is NOT the capital of Oregon, Salem is.

James Moriarty on November 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Porltand is the Liberal Capital of Oregon.

Salem is the State Capital of Oregon.

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 11:46 AM

No one believes that isolated incident garbage anymore. Now it’s just a drinking game.

SirGawain on November 27, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Porltand is the Liberal Capital of Oregon.

Salem is the State Capital of Oregon.

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Given the makeup of the state legislature over the last oh, 40 years or so I wouldn’t be so quick to portray Salem as the more conservative of the two.

James Moriarty on November 27, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Wow, they’re allowed to call it a “Christmas” tree in Portland? At best in CA we get “holiday” tree!

PattyJ on November 27, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Give Bush credit

Iraq in my estimation is the last chance for Muslims to get it right and have a decent prosperous society and wring out the barbarians

that being said, if it fails then there simply should be no quarter left for offensive and dangerous Muslim countries

we tried in our infinite benevolence to be merciful but if it comes down to us or them, tough cookies

he who lives by the sword shall perish by overwhelming military force

on a side note just so the irony is laid bare

these aggressive Muslim nations really can’t win a war

I still maintain that WW2 Germany or Japan could lay waste to the middle east in a matter of months

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 11:53 AM

‘Teen,’ to me is under 18 years old. Calling this waste of human skin a ‘teen’ makes him almost seen harmless and unaware of what he was doing.

He’s adult according to our laws. Treat, try and convict him as such.

Urban Infidel on November 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Let’s see here,

19 year old; check
male; check
native of muslim country; check
named Mohamed O. Mohamed; check
sick looking eyes; check

So, tell me again why we refuse to profile

MikeA on November 27, 2010 at 11:57 AM

From his name, it sounds like he’s from Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s clan. She was an Osman Mohamud, IIRC.

tikvah on November 27, 2010 at 11:58 AM

bayview on November 27, 2010 at 10:51 AM

So now it’s an “isolated incident” instead of a terrorist attack.

dogsoldier on November 27, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Mohamed Osman Mohamud.
But,..But…But….his name is pronounced….ROBERT JOHNSON.

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Yup…and I’m certain he’s a Quaker.

Dopenstrange on November 27, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Why are the words Islamic Terrorist so difficult for the MSM and this Administration to say?

kingsjester on November 27, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Folks, we can’t jump to any conclusions until Woopie, Joy, Barbara and the gang weigh in on this.
We don’t want them to have to walk off the stage or something.

Electrongod on November 27, 2010 at 12:10 PM

From his name, it sounds like he’s from Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s clan. She was an Osman Mohamud, IIRC.

tikvah on November 27, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Yup.

Prominent figures

Hirsi Magan Isse, scholar, and leader of the Somali revolution

steebo77 on November 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Yet Europe and America are doomed to take them all in and bend to their backwards way of life

doesn’t seem right

or smart

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Are you suggesting America should remain some specific ethnicity or some specific mix of ethnicities with fixed ratios? Who is ‘them’?

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM

TSA says they will now pat down all drivres of Vans….

unseen on November 27, 2010 at 12:14 PM

This is what it takes to stop these people – not naked body scans.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/corvallis-teenager-captured-arrested-bomb-plot

jdawg on November 27, 2010 at 12:16 PM

How many times must it be said? Portland is NOT the capital of Oregon, Salem is.

James Moriarty on November 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM

But still no change to the post.

Jimmy: You need an editor.

slp on November 27, 2010 at 12:16 PM

TSA says they will now pat down all drivres of Vans….

unseen on November 27, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Can we narrow the list down to the make and model of the vans or is that just over the top? /

Electrongod on November 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM

CAN WE PROFILE NOW???

Or are we doomed to Death by Wilful, Politically-Correct Ignorance???

landlines on November 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM

A very strong case can be made, that all muslems in America are ipso facto guilty of sedition.

It’s time, past time really, to act in the clear existential interests of America – and make islam illegal.

PS – did you know that 0bama allowed, through executive order, another 80,000 muslems into the United States?

Rebar on November 27, 2010 at 12:21 PM

How many times must it be said? Portland is NOT the capital of Oregon, Salem is.
James Moriarty on November 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM
Porltand is the Liberal Capital of Oregon.
Salem is the State Capital of Oregon.
portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 11:46 AM

How many times must it be said? The word capitol has a different meaning than the word capital.

JeffB. on November 27, 2010 at 12:24 PM

I, my wife and my 3 girls were right there in the middle of the crowd.
We had no idea what was going down. With my one girl disabled in a wheelchair, we had no ease of mobility even if we had just been injured.

The irony: we had to wade through a raft of protesters with signs…
CLOSE GUANTANAMO… END THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN!

Do you get it yet ?

silverfox on November 27, 2010 at 12:27 PM

There are people that want to kill Americans. Sadly, there is no common denominator between these many thousands of misguided people from all walks of life since that would make defending Americans and keeping these people under surveillance much easier.

Hening on November 27, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Are you suggesting America should remain some specific ethnicity or some specific mix of ethnicities with fixed ratios? Who is ‘them’?

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM

“Them” should be just the slaves of Allah. Brown ones, yellow ones, black ones, red ones and especially, white ones.

BL@KBIRD on November 27, 2010 at 12:33 PM

The irony: we had to wade through a raft of protesters with signs…
CLOSE GUANTANAMO… END THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN!

Do you get it yet ?

silverfox on November 27, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Wow!
They are standing on the battlefield and don’t even realize it.

Electrongod on November 27, 2010 at 12:34 PM

‘Teen,’ to me is under 18 years old. Calling this waste of human skin a ‘teen’ makes him almost seen harmless and unaware of what he was doing.

He’s adult according to our laws. Treat, try and convict him as such.

Urban Infidel on November 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM

He’s old enough to have 3-4 wives and several children in his native land.

rockmom on November 27, 2010 at 12:37 PM

“Them” should be just the slaves of Allah. Brown ones, yellow ones, black ones, red ones and especially, white ones.

BL@KBIRD on November 27, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Perhaps, but I don’t see any mention of ‘Allah’ or even ‘Islam’ in the comment I’m referencing. I do see mention of ‘mongrels’, ‘blacks’, ‘Arab and Persian’, ‘Asian’ and ‘Hispanic’.

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Do the math:

Oregon defeated Arizona last night in Eugene. The next game? The Civil War (OU/OSU) in Corvallis.

This young man is 19 years old– college aged.

He lives in Corvallis, the home of the OSU Beavers, and site of next Saturday’s aforementioned game.

Muslim terrorists are bad, but there’s nothing worse than a Corvallis Muslim terrorist!

Scribbler on November 27, 2010 at 12:43 PM

He is going to be real, real popular in jail. Those 72 virgins, er dates, er almonds, won’t taste so good.

Open The Door on November 27, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Give Ducks mascot Puddles five minutes with him.

Christien on November 27, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Another moron tries to jihad… but, man, it just hit me. If that had been a real bomb. Wow. Just wow. Think about what you’d be feeling right now with hundreds of wounded and dead at a Christmas tree lighting. My God.

WitchDoctor on November 27, 2010 at 12:54 PM

In Oregon a Muslim car bomber gets a higher approval rating than a Republican.

MaiDee on November 27, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Are you suggesting America should remain some specific ethnicity or some specific mix of ethnicities with fixed ratios? Who is ‘them’?
DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM

they are fixed everywhere else, so why not?

Why do we have to be absorbed

it wouldn’t be so bad if we took the best of the best but the commies bring the worst of the worst

they don’t have any interest in reforming their mire, they just want to bring it here

and combined with progressive tax rates you insure the destruction of our Caucasian demographic

we aren’t having children to keep pace with the interlopers who come here as a direct result of the tax system

Too many illegals who bleednour wealth

too many who have no interest in conforming

Do you think it’s great that Britain has a bugeoning Muslim population that quite often livesvoff the native brits wealth and has numerous children?

Russia at it’s current rate will be a Muslim majority in thirty years

is there anything wrong with self preservation?

One thing the left dure doesn’t like is us impressing our values upon foreign lands but they sure as he’ll need it more than we need to bend to their backwards logic

we are not obligated to support other ways of life

they are obligated to embrace ours which really isn’t that bad

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Too bad the Woodburn bombers weren’t foiled, too.

Christien on November 27, 2010 at 1:02 PM

…you insure the destruction of our Caucasian demographic

we aren’t having children to keep pace with the interlopers

is there anything wrong with self preservation?

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Ah, I see. So reading among the lines, you meant it’s important to preserve America’s Caucasian demographic from ‘interlopers’. Is that right?

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Salem is the capital of Oregon.

Portland is its largest city.

Portland is *extremely* leftist, green-run-amok and granola-bound. I can’t think of a better city to run smack dab into the reality of a terrorist bombing. Although Portlanders would probably be more upset about the ecology of all that detritus in the air afterwards than the actual bleeding bodies on the ground.

NahnCee on November 27, 2010 at 1:13 PM

OMG!
What’s Rupaul doing with a bomb?

12thMonkey on November 27, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Ha ha ha! I know, what a mug! Don’t look him in the eyes!

Tzetzes on November 27, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Wow, Portlanders think they are completely safe in their liberal utopia.
The local comments are incredble. It is a basically a set up of this poor islamist to put fear into the smart liberals in pdx but they are way too smart for that! It won’t work, they swear.
There is no better target than the looney left coast. No matter what happens it is the evil Christian conservatives.

ORconservative on November 27, 2010 at 1:18 PM

I’d be real interested in knowing what Mamma and Daddy of Mr. Teen-Bomber look like, too. And if they’re working and who’s feeding them.

NahnCee on November 27, 2010 at 1:18 PM

When the Europeans came here and races from elsewhere this country expectedthings from them to qualify for citizenship

it was up to the individual, not gov subsity invariably the citizens

you had to learn the language, the history, be employed and swear allegiance to the USofA

that’s not the case now

and I see nothing wrong with concern for ones demographic when it is being systematically taxed out of existence at no benefit for itself

as incorrectly vilified as America and Christianity are world wide the fact is this country has payed a dear price for others and has been the most charitable

history denotes it despite people willing ignorance

great portions of the world would do well to copy our model

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 1:28 PM

…completely safe in their liberal utopia…

ORconservative on November 27, 2010 at 1:18 PM

There are few things a jihadi hates more than a liberal utopia. Would that my fellow Portlanders (I’m now in exile in Ohio) could see that we often really must make a choice between the dubious blessings of multiculturalism and truly precious things like the rights of women and gays and freedom of speech.

Tzetzes on November 27, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Did it say what he did? Do all Somali men drive cabs? Here in Cincinnati, the DMV booklet on traffic laws is in 3 language — English, Spanish, and SOMALI. LOL!

Paul-Cincy on November 27, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Just a lone wolf.

The idea just popped into his head.

There is zero chance that his “friends”, parents, or mosque had any influence on him.

mockmook on November 27, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Sounds like a few folks here are kinda bummed the terrorist didn’t succeed.

Christien on November 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM

It should be noted that this muslim teen attempted to kill hundreds during a Christmas ceremony. Yet we are told again and again how important it is to respect islam. While islam and its followers show no respect for anything or anyone else.Islam is truly a cancer on humanity.

Hera on November 27, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Sounds like a few folks here are kinda bummed the terrorist didn’t succeed.

Christien on November 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM

?

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 2:12 PM

I corrected the unfortunate error. Of course, Portland isn’t the capitol of Oregon. I guess the layers and layers of fact-checking around my keyboard at 2 AM were all asleep. ;)

Jimmie Bise, Jr on November 27, 2010 at 2:18 PM

It’s quite simple, diversity is America’s Greatest Asset!

Much more important than any Christmas celebration and its Little Eichmann Participants. Diversity is more important than your safety and wealth, more important than America’s history because it’s America’s future.

Get over it already, you inbred hillbilly hickwad, cousin loving reactionaries!

joeindc44 on November 27, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Sounds like a few folks here are kinda bummed the terrorist didn’t succeed.

Christien on November 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Wrong.

There is a bit of Irony in this, because Portland Oregon tried to opt out of Terrorism Task Force during the Bush Administration.

Portland’s Chickens just came home to roost.

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Absorb it Portland Absorb it.

steveracer on November 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Jimmie,

Capital, not capitol. The building itself is the capitol. The city is the capital. For example, Washington, District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States of America. The U.S. Capitol building has a rotunda. Hope this clarifies.

Christien on November 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110526668980156

Don’t play daft. America was founded by the English and it evolved by immigration from Europe and Great Britain. And for about 200 years, it remained that way. During that time it became the most powerful nation on earth based on those people, their laws, customs, and cultural mores.

You don’t really mean to imply that America would have been the same today had it been settled by Somalis or other people do you? If you love America, and want it to endure, you can not think that those laws, customs, and cultural mores will remain the same regardless of the demographic makeup. A nation is a product of who lives there. If you don’t believe that, look at any country on the planet and compare the standard of living they have to the people who are in the majority.

keep the change on November 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM

That comment was for Dark Current.

keep the change on November 27, 2010 at 2:35 PM

One more thing.
Whoever said it is correct, this is not a super diverse city although a Portlander would dispute that. Compared to other cities is not diverse.
I live in a suburb, one that is further out than most. About 18 months ago I was working in a very public place and a couple of middle easterner or north African men came in about 4 or 5 times in a very short period of time and then I never saw them again. About the same time another odd incident took place at a 7-11 near by. Also involving men of some descent other than the norm around here and a cab, which is never seen around here. The thing that still stands out is the guys stuck out like a sore thumb and the short period of time involved, maybe a month. That was 18 months ago. I am a very observant person it not only part of my profession it is part of attending school in a very large urban setting. I have not seen any similar incidents to the one involving the cab or the men since.
My point is that Portlanders believe, and will be happy to tell you that this is the most liberal,illegal friendly, gay friendly, eco friendly place in the country and that there is no way anyone would try to blow up this utopia of liberal anti war, anti conservative, pro gay, illegal and the environment thought. But if they would open their eyes, which is unlikely, they would see the threat.

ORconservative on November 27, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Goon Holder probably already working on the pardon and Goonbama already has his pen ready.

Western_Civ on November 27, 2010 at 2:42 PM

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Sure sounded like a few folks up-thread thought it’d serve Portland and Oregon in general right if they got hit. Guess I misread or misunderstood what they were saying.

Christien on November 27, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Don’t play daft. America was founded by the English and it evolved by immigration from Europe and Great Britain. And for about 200 years, it remained that way. During that time it became the most powerful nation on earth based on those people, their laws, customs, and cultural mores.

You don’t really mean to imply that America would have been the same today had it been settled by Somalis or other people do you? If you love America, and want it to endure, you can not think that those laws, customs, and cultural mores will remain the same regardless of the demographic makeup. A nation is a product of who lives there. If you don’t believe that, look at any country on the planet and compare the standard of living they have to the people who are in the majority.

keep the change on November 27, 2010 at 2:33 PM

You mean those English we revolted against? Of course you’re right.

Just as real Americans warned at the time, we would have been better off without the Poles and Italians and Irish and Japanese and Filipinos, no to mention the aborigines. Too bad we imported so many Germans, Nordics and Africans, and the Chinese Exclusion Act was overturned. /s

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 2:48 PM

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Sure sounded like a few folks up-thread thought it’d serve Portland and Oregon in general right if they got hit. Guess I misread or misunderstood what they were saying.

Christien on November 27, 2010 at 2:42 PM

I can only speak for my own posts. If there are people who think anyone deserves a terrorist attack, they should seek a good qualified mental health professional.

portlandon on November 27, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Nice try

The majority demographic was Caucasian and the ones who weren’t still had to go through a rigorous citizenship process which they did gladly because they knew where they came from afforded few opportunities as compared to the US

despite all the supposed drawbacks they accepted our way of life over the tyrannies they came from

it is a Christian Caucasian founded country

get over it

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Even though Obama, in his infinite ignorance, denies it

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 2:59 PM

You mean those English we revolted against? Of course you’re right.

Still trying eh? Okay, I’ll take the bait. Living in England in the 1700 hundreds was still better than living in Somalia at that time. LOL. And US law is based on English Common Law, not Somali law.

But you still have to answer my question: Do you really believe America would be the same today, or even better, had it been settled by Somalis or Chinese, or anyone not from England and western Europe?

keep the change on November 27, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Sounds like a few folks here are kinda bummed the terrorist didn’t succeed.

Christien on November 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM

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Check the echo in your head… ‘Sounds’ like your hearing is blurred by some lefty talking points.
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RalphyBoy on November 27, 2010 at 3:03 PM

But you still have to answer my question: Do you really believe America would be the same today, or even better, had it been settled by Somalis or Chinese, or anyone not from England and western Europe?

keep the change on November 27, 2010 at 3:02 PM

It certainly wouldn’t be the same, obviously.

So what? Deny immigration to anyone who’s not a Protestant from Western Europe?

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 3:07 PM

it is a Christian Caucasian founded country

get over it

Sonosam on November 27, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Sub-Saharan Africa is predominately Christian. If Christianity is key, why didn’t it work for Africa?

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 3:09 PM

So what? Deny immigration to anyone who’s not a Protestant from Western Europe?

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 3:07 PM

The notion you objected to was the idea that immigration should respect the traditional racial makeup of America. Now you admit had such immigration been very different, perhaps even just a little bit different, America as we know it would not exist. So you retreat from that position and now move to a much easier position of arguing the strawman defense of implying that anybody suggested denying immigration to everyone and anyone who isn’t a Protestant from Western Europe.

keep the change on November 27, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Jimmy, relax. Read the story. The Feds identified him after he sent an email to Pakistan. Then they helpfully inserted an undercover agent who took this mental midget, and provided him with the plan, the explosives (dummy) probably a GPS with the route to drive was provided, or at least MapQuest instructions.

The Feds did everything but wipe this guys mouth after spoon feeding him. A million dollars later, and a few thousand man hours spread across every single agency, and police force in the state, and you have this nineteen year old moron as the next scare everyone into trusting the Feds poster boy. What’s next Jimmy? Buck nekkid scanners at every street corner to make sure that scary incompetents like this aren’t able to harm anyone?

Snake307 on November 27, 2010 at 3:20 PM

The notion you objected to was the idea that immigration should respect the traditional racial makeup of America. Now you admit had such immigration been very different, perhaps even just a little bit different, America as we know it would not exist. So you retreat from that position and now move to a much easier position of arguing the strawman defense of implying that anybody suggested denying immigration to everyone and anyone who isn’t a Protestant from Western Europe.

keep the change on November 27, 2010 at 3:18 PM

I still reject the idea that immigration should necessarily respect the traditional racial makeup of America.

Do you think it should? If so, what point in time do we ‘freeze’ as the ideal ‘racial makeup’ for immigration purposes?

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 3:24 PM

”Islam is awesome, Muslims are real straight shooters.”

BL@KBIRD on November 27, 2010 at 11:12 AM

When did bush say that? I can’t find anything on Google or Bing—just references to your own comments on Hot Air and Small Dead Animals (back in October.)

IrishEi on November 27, 2010 at 3:25 PM

And if you could provide a practically useful definition of ‘racial makeup’ that would be helpful.

DarkCurrent on November 27, 2010 at 3:26 PM

All breathless hyperbole aside, have any of you actually bothered to find out how this all went down? The FBI was all over this idiot from the get go. It was a FAKE bomb! Here’s the official FBI release:

http://portland.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/pd112610.htm

Pathetic “reporting” by the moron guest blogger who posted this sloppy POS.

dakine on November 27, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Wonder who or what tipped the FBI off? If terrorist orgs are still active in the U.S., they’ve been remarkably ineffective at recruiting American Muslims to carry out successful attacks. Or unsuccessful attacks, really.

RightOFLeft on November 27, 2010 at 3:30 PM

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