Memory Lane: Somali Refugee Planned to Bomb Oregon Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Editor:  Sorry I have been remiss in getting things posted here at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ this last week, but the issue of the President’s initiative to slow the flow of refugees to America has really heated up and I’ve been buried under breaking news at Refugee Resettlement Watch.  

Thanks to all of you who have e-mailed with stories for ‘Frauds and Crooks’ that I’ve been forced to ignore for now (not enough hours in my day!).  I’ll try to do better in the days ahead!

I don’t know how many of you are interested in refugee issues, but there is no shortage of refugee criminals and terrorist wannabees that are ignored by the refugee industry working against the President.

Because the FBI foiled a 2010 plot to bomb Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony, these Americans enjoyed the festive event.

One such story (completely swept under the rug) is from 2010.

(Thank goodness RRW was recovered after the speech police got it removed from the internet so I can find the older stories like this one.)

Speaking of that, go here to see that I was on a panel on big tech censorship in October to explain what happened to me.

This morning the ‘Religious Left’ got me particularly fired up as they have written to 15 governors and imply refugees are pure as the driven snow—no crooks, no criminals, no murderers and no terrorists, they suggest with their cleverly-worded letter.

See that post here.

And, since it’s the Christmas season I thought readers might be interested in revisiting one of the terrorism stories the Leftwing ‘Christians’ clamoring for more Africans, Asians and Middle Easterners have carefully swept under the rug.

From Oregon Live in 2010:

FBI thwarts terrorist bombing attempt at Portland holiday tree lighting, authorities say

The FBI thwarted an attempted terrorist bombing in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square before the city’s annual tree-lighting Friday night, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud is a refugee (you raised to adulthood with your tax dollars) who told an FBI undercover operative that it was a “sin” for him and his family to live in the US. So he figured he might blow up some Americans as a jihadist?

A Corvallis man, thinking he was going to ignite a bomb, drove a van to the corner of the square at Southwest Yamhill Street and Sixth Avenue and attempted to detonate it.

However, the supposed explosive was a dummy that FBI operatives supplied to him.


Mohamed Osman Mohamud,19, a Somali-born U.S. citizen, was arrested at 5:42 p.m., 18 minutes before the tree lighting was to occur, on an accusation of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The arrest was the culmination of a long-term undercover operation, during which Mohamud had been monitored for months as his alleged bomb plot developed.

More here.

See one of many posts on Mohamud at RRW.  He was a refugee, but apparently for the Lefty Christians an attempt at an Islamic terrorist attack doesn’t count.


And, for a chuckle, see that Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown is planning to tell the President that Oregon will take more Somalis.

She didn’t say Somalis, but she can’t choose which religious or ethnic groups Oregon taxpayers will ‘welcome.’

She has not yet transmitted her official letter to the US State Department.

See the official list out yesterday, here.

Shame on You if You Don’t Take 15 Minutes to Do This!

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4 thoughts on “Memory Lane: Somali Refugee Planned to Bomb Oregon Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

  1. Oregon’s latest gift of diversity was the guy who attacked 4 people out shopping, killing one of them. I only caught the last name and don’t know if he was an immigrant legal or otherwise. I no longer have the energy to dig to find out.

    But your mention that our governor is volunteering us to accept more refugees really makes me mad. Brown spouted some nonsense about helping others. “We” are a sanctuary state, so the government puts a financial priority on illegals over citizens. Citizens are struggling to pay for healthcare, rent, and so on and have relatively high state income and property taxes. The government we pay for should be looking out for us first. Oddly, compassion or concern for their actual constituents is never a priority for the tyrannical Democratic Party machine we are forced to pay for and endure.

    1. And, it is not just Democrat governors who are welcoming foreign poverty, the Rs are abandoning the President on this.

      1. True. In Oregon it is a Democrat state machine and their loyal-to-a-fault voters.

        The most recent attack on citizens was by Salvador Martinez-Romero. Immigration status isn’t known because Oregon values illegal aliens over these stabbed citizens. A picture of the smirking perp is available here:

        But I believe, because so many victims of these attacks are on older, white women, that they are hate crimes against those seen as most vulnerable. What is beyond my understanding is how it is legal for state and local governments to conspire with illegal alien criminals to facilitate their attacks on the very citizens these governments are supposed to serve.

        In my fantasy, AG Barr comes riding over the hill and prosecutes them all as accessories to these crimes and for not upholding their office to serve citizens. Ha.

        Meanwhile, I hope you have a Merry Christmas, and thanks for all you do.

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