Friday, October 3, 2014

Portland, Oregon jihadist sentenced to 30 years

Now he can mingle with other jihadists in prison and learn new tricks, his letter of contrition notwithstanding.

From KOIN October 1

Mohamed Mohamud sentenced for 2010 bomb plot

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Mohamed Mohamud was sentenced to 30 years in prison for trying to detonate a bomb in Pioneer Courthouse Square during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2010.

Mohamud, now 23, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison and lifetime supervision after release by Judge Garr M. King in US Federal Court in downtown Portland. Mohamud will receive credit for the four years he spent in custody prior to the sentencing.

Prosecutors wanted a 40 year sentence, while his defense team only wanted 10 years.

In a statement outside the courtroom after the sentencing, Mohamed’s mother, Miriam Mohamud, was adamant in her belief the judge’s decision was an “injustice.”

“A government we trust should not do that,” she said. “We contribute to this country, we have never done anything. … They should not entrap young boys.”

She said that she came to the United States with the same dreams other people have.

“We are Muslim and our religion does not teach to kill innocent people,” she said. “The FBI should not tell kids, ‘This is what you should do.'”

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