An FBI Terrorism Sting Gone Wrong


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As Portland city officials consider whether to rejoin the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, it's worth noting not all federal terrorism stings end like the Nov. 26 arrest here of Mohamed Osman Mohamud. The Washington Post had an interesting piece on Sunday about an anti-terrorism operation in Irvine, Calif., that went considerably less smoothly after the FBI tried to use a convicted forger to ...   More
 
Monday, December 6, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

One Oregonian Reader's Take on Turnidge Vs. Mohamud


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Oregonian columnist Susan Nielsen on Sunday took a whack at explaining the difference between the Pioneer Courthouse Square and Woodburn bomb plots. Bruce and Joshua Turnidge are right-wing fanatics who spew anti-government rhetoric. They are charged with setting a bomb at a Woodburn bank in 2008 that killed two police officers. Mohamed Osman Mohamud is a Somali immigrant who spews anti-government ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Muslim Panel Discussion Touches on Alleged Bomb Plot


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The Muslim Educational Trust's monthly meeting this weekend at Portland State University chose a discussion topic inspired by the recent attempted Christmas tree bombing in downtown Portland. The point of the Saturday night discussion, sponsored by the Muslim Educational Trust board of directors, was to analyze Islam and discuss whether it is inherently a religion that promotes violence. The ...   More
 
Sunday, December 12, 2010 JESSICA LUTJEMEYER

U.S. Attorney General Holder Calls Terrorism Stings "Essential"


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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder defended his agency's use of stings to capture wanna-be terrorists in a speech Friday night to 300 U.S. Muslim leaders in California. The New York Times reported that Holder made specific reference to a Portland sting federal agents concluded against Mohamed Osman Mohamud over the Thanksgiving weekend. "Mr. Holder was given a standing ovation as he took the ...   More
 
Monday, December 13, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

U.S. Attorney General Holder Calls Terrorism Stings “Essential”


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  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder defended his agency’s use of stings to capture wanna-be terrorists in a speech Friday night to 300 U.S. Muslim leaders in California. The New York Times reported that Holder made specific reference to a Portland sting federal agents concluded against Mohamed Osman Mohamud over the Thanksgiving weekend. “Mr. Holder was given a standing ...   More
 
Monday, December 13, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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