Portland car bomb plot http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25513/all en UPDATE 2-Lawyer says suspect in Oregon bomb plot was entrapped http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-lawyer-says-suspect-oregon-bomb-plot-was-entrapped <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Somali-born former college student arrested two years ago</p> <p>* Undercover FBI agents supplied fake bomb</p> <p>* "Mohamed was no terrorist" (Adds opening arguments from attorneys)</p> <p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND, Ore., Jan 11 (Reuters) - An attorney for a Somali-born man charged with trying to blow up a crowd of people at a Christmas tree-lighting event in Oregon told a court on Friday his client was a hard-partying college student manipulated by FBI agents posing as Islamist militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-lawyer-says-suspect-oregon-bomb-plot-was-entrapped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal Bureau of Investigation Mohamed Osman Portland car bomb plot Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733424 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI agent says Oregon bomb suspect discussed martyrdom in emails http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/fbi-agent-says-oregon-bomb-suspect-discussed-martyrdom-emails <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND, Ore., Jan 14 (Reuters) - Testimony in the trial of a Somali-born man charged with trying to bomb a Christmas tree event in Oregon opened on Monday with an FBI agent saying the accused first aroused concerns by discussing martyrdom in email exchanges with Islamist militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/fbi-agent-says-oregon-bomb-suspect-discussed-martyrdom-emails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar al-Awlaki Islam Portland car bomb plot Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734512 at http://www.globalpost.com Defense casts accused would-be Oregon bomber as vulnerable http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/defense-casts-accused-would-be-oregon-bomber-vulnerable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Undercover agents knew college student was lonely, troubled</p> <p>* Lawyers for Somali-born defendant say he was entrapped</p> <p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND, Ore., Jan 16 (Reuters) - Lawyers for the accused would-be bomber of an Oregon Christmas tree-lighting event sought on Wednesday to cast their Somali-born client as an emotionally fragile teenager prone to manipulation by undercover agents who coached him in planning an act of mass murder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/defense-casts-accused-would-be-oregon-bomber-vulnerable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Mohamed Osman Mohamed Osman Mohamud Portland car bomb plot Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:45:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735409 at http://www.globalpost.com US Christmas bomb plot suspect found guilty: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-American was found guilty Thursday over an alleged plot to blow up a Christmas tree ceremony in the US state of Oregon in 2010, reports said.</p> <p>The jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud less than a day after retiring to deliberate after his trial over the attempted attack on November 26, 2010, the Oregonian newspaper and KATU television reported.</p> <p>The 21-year-old, whose lawyers claimed he was tricked into the attempted bombing by undercover FBI agents, faces up to life in prison for plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction.</p> <p>str-mt/adm</p> Portland car bomb plot Somali people War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:15:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742354 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali-American man guilty in Oregon Christmas bomb plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/blank-headline-received-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORTLAND, Ore., Jan 31 (Reuters) - A Somali-American man was found guilty on Thursday of trying to blow up a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Oregon using a fake bomb supplied to him by undercover agents posing as Islamist militants, the public defender's office said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/blank-headline-received-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mohamed Osman Portland car bomb plot War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742362 at http://www.globalpost.com US Christmas tree bomb plot suspect found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-American was found guilty Thursday over an alleged plot to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the US state of Oregon more than two years ago.</p> <p>The jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud less than a day after retiring to deliberate after his trial over the attempted attack on November 26, 2010, an AFP reporter said.</p> <p>The 21-year-old, whose lawyers claimed he was tricked into the attempted bombing by undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents, faces up to life in prison for plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Portland car bomb plot War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:30:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742369 at http://www.globalpost.com US Christmas tree bomb plot suspect found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-American was found guilty Thursday over an alleged plot to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the northwestern US state of Oregon more than two years ago.</p> <p>The jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud less than a day after retiring to deliberate after his trial over the attempted attack on November 26, 2010.</p> <p>Lawyers for the 21-year-old, who faces up to life in prison for plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction, claimed he was tricked into the attempted bombing by undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal Bureau of Investigation Labor Law Mohamud Portland car bomb plot Terrorism War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:30:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742374 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Somali-American man guilty in Oregon Christmas bomb plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-somali-american-man-guilty-christmas-bomb-plot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Faces possible life in prison for conviction on single charge</p> <p>* Defense attorneys tried to argue Mohamud was entrapped</p> <p>* Public defender says plans to appeal (Adds details from case, reaction from Muslim-American group)</p> <p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-somali-american-man-guilty-christmas-bomb-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Entrapment Mohamed Osman Mohamed Osman Mohamud Portland car bomb plot Religion Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:30:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742379 at http://www.globalpost.com US Christmas tree bomb plot suspect found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-US man was found guilty Thursday of plotting to blow up a crowded US Christmas tree ceremony attended by thousands, despite his claims that he was trapped by an FBI sting operation.</p> <p>A jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud, 21, after deliberating for less than a day following the nearly three-week long trial over the attempted 2010 attack in the northwestern US state of Oregon. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal Bureau of Investigation Labor Law Mohamud Portland car bomb plot Somali people War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742518 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali-American gets 30 years for Oregon Christmas bomb plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/141001/somali-american-man-sentenced-30-years-prison-oregon-bomb-plot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced a Somali-American man on Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for trying to blow up a Christmas tree lighting celebration in Oregon four years ago with a fake bomb supplied by undercover government agents.</p> <p>Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen and former Oregon State University student, was convicted in January 2013 of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, despite defense allegations of government entrapment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/141001/somali-american-man-sentenced-30-years-prison-oregon-bomb-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mohamed Osman Portland car bomb plot Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:47:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6274901 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali jailed for 30 years over Christmas US bomb plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141001/somali-jailed-30-years-over-christmas-us-bomb-plot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A court jailed a Somali-US man for 30 years on Wednesday for plotting to blow up a crowded Christmas tree ceremony attended by thousands in the US state of Oregon.</p> <p>Mohamed Mohamud, 23, was found guilty last year following a three-week trial over the 2010 plot, after he was snared in an FBI sting operation involving a fake bomb that he tried to detonate.</p> <p>Prosecutors said that Mohamud actively participated in the plot that could have killed thousands attending the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on November 26, 2010, had the bomb been real.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141001/somali-jailed-30-years-over-christmas-us-bomb-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal Bureau of Investigation Portland car bomb plot Technology Terrorism War AFP Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6275023 at http://www.globalpost.com