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    Somali-American Gets 30 Years for Christmas Bomb Plot

    FILE - Mohamed Osman Mohamud is seen in an image  provided by the Mauthnomah County Sheriff's Office.
    FILE - Mohamed Osman Mohamud is seen in an image provided by the Mauthnomah County Sheriff's Office.
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    A Somali-American man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in the western U.S. state of Oregon nearly four years ago.

    Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested in November 2010, after pressing a keypad button on a cellphone that he believed would trigger a truck bomb parked near a holiday event in Portland. But the bomb was a fake provided by FBI agents posing as al-Qaida recruiters.

    Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was a student at Oregon State University student when undercover agents befriended him after learning that he had exchanged emails with terrorists and published articles for an online jihadi magazine.

    Mohamud's defense team said he will appeal the sentence.

    Mohamud apologized in court before the sentencing. He acknowledged "the things I said and did were terrible."

     

     

     

     

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    by: Ian from: USA
    October 02, 2014 9:45 AM
    "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."

    That is the oath for naturalized citizenship . Apparently, he was not sincere nor truthful when taking the oath. The sad thing about peoples like him is that they don't realize that many peoples around the world would be willing to take any burden to get a chance for the citizenship of this country

    by: eahaka malador from: freetown sierra leone
    October 01, 2014 9:25 PM
    Why people are killing people by the name of islam ?

    by: Ben from: USA
    October 01, 2014 8:01 PM
    Well done, FBI! Thank you for protecting us and helping justice to be served...

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