1. What did the terrorist at the Christmas tree lighting celebration in Portland shout before trying to detonate his car bomb? No, not "Merry Christmas!" Try again.
2. What was his name?
That was a bit of a trick question, but you're half right:
At least three people have emailed me to point out an interesting aspect of this incident: it has the first known Mohammed Coefficient of over 100%. The alleged would-be Portland Christmas Tree Bomber is a 19-year-old Somali-American named Mohamed Osman Mohamud, which gives this incident a Mohammed Coefficient of 200%. [. . .]And the FBI has had to use the word "jihad" four times in its press release. That part is unusual. Read the rest.
The culturally enriched teenage terrorist intended to make a “spectacular show”, and didn’t mind if he killed children and babies. He thought his cell phone would set off the bomb, but didn’t realize that he had bought his bogus “explosives” from FBI operatives. This was a smoothly-executed sting, and the Portland FBI office is to be commended for its deft handling of the case.
Worst part, perhaps, quoted at link above, from OregonLive.com:
The FBI operatives cautioned Mohamud several times about the seriousness of his plan, noting that there would be many people, including children, at the event, and that Mohamud could abandon his plans at any time with no shame."He must stop Christmas from coming, but how?"
“You know there’s going to be a lot of children there?” an FBI operative asked Mohamud. “You know there are gonna be a lot of children there?”
Mohamud allegedly responded he was looking for a “huge mass that will … be attacked in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays.”
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