Mohamed O. Mohamud
If it’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, it’s just another day in the life of a true believer in violent jihad.
Violent jihad. A fundamental tenet of legions and legions of Muslims worldwide — and untold numbers of homegrown and immigrant practitioners of the Religion of Perpetual Outrage here on American soil.
I’ll get to the Portland Christmas Day lighting bomb plotter in a moment.
But first: How many times over the years have we said “It’s the jihad, stupid” as p.c.-addled reality-deniers insist the violent jihadists come from a “broad strata” of society? Too many to count. Flashback:
The “broad strata” of 9/11 jihadists.
Photoshop: David Lunde
The paintball jihad sheikh
The Tar Heel terrorist
Convicted Lodi jihadi Hamid Hayat
Convicted NYC bomb plotter Shahawar Matin Siraj
James Ujaama, pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to provide goods and services to the Taliban in April 2003
Najibullah Zazi, pleaded guilty to terrorism charges related to his railway bombing plot hatched in Colorado and NYC in February
So now, this:
Undercover agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van full of what he believed were explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, federal authorities said.
The bomb was a fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said.
Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Friday just after he dialed a cell phone that he thought would set off the blast but instead brought federal agents and police swooping down on him.
Yelling “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — Mohamud tried to kick agents and police after he was taken into custody, according to prosecutors.
“The threat was very real,” said Arthur Balizan, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon. “Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale.”
You may recall that loony Portland officials several years ago threatened to pull out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force under the Bush administration and refused to cooperate with federal efforts to conduct voluntary interviews of of local Muslims in order to uncover terrorist plots.
You may also recall the Portland 7, black Muslim converts convicted in a conspiracy to wage war against the United States, provide material support and resources to Al Qaeda and contribute services to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
The latest Portland arrest follows the Times Square bombing plot attempted by Muslim jihadist Faisal Shazhad in May…
The arrest of Farooque Ahmed in October in the D.C. Metro subway bombing plot:
And the arrest a year ago of Jordanian Hosam Smadi in a Dallas skyscraper bombing plot:
Another official commented on the Portland jihadist:
“This defendant’s chilling determination is a stark reminder that there are people — even here in Oregon — who are determined to kill Americans,” said Oregon U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton.
We’re not the ones who need “stark reminders” about bomb-wielding nuts named “Mohamed” plotting to kill infidels in the name of Allah.