First we get a lecture from Â Corvallis Islamic Center:
One should never generalize or judge all people for the words or actions of only a few of them.
What is proper is to identify the accused with reference to his act, and not to his nationality, faith, or race. Stereotyping or generalizing is prohibited in Islam, “No soul shall be responsible for the actions of others.“(Holy Quran 35:18)
We denounce this horrible plot in the strongest terms and repudiate all those who commit such acts of mindless violence in the name of Islam. Islam is a religion of peace and these acts are not the legitimate acts of Muslims.” (Source)
Nobody noticed a thing. Oregon’s Muslim community is shocked! Shocked!!
“College students do stupid things all the time. It’s unfortunate that people tried to exploit (him) instead of helping him.”
Mohamud is a quiet, smart young man; an avid basketball player; and proud of his Muslim faith. No one ever noticed a thing. No one ever saw anything to indicate he might have a radical side. Â “The whole thing is weird, but the family was just really nice and really cool,” Adam Napier said. “It’s totally unexpected.” Â (Source)
A fire reported early this morning at theÂ Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center inCorvallis where Portland bomb plot suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud sometimes attended is being called arson. Â Wanly condemned the alleged plot by the 19-year-old Oregon State University student, stating he “denounced the actions of Mohamed Mohamud.” (Of course. Wanna bet that it was him who arranged the fire?) (Oregon Live)
Mohamud was not a regular attendee of the mosque, but he came once or twice a month since arriving on campus, according to Wanly.
PORTLAND, Ore. â€” A Somali-born teenager plotted “a spectacular show” of terrorism for months, saying he didn’t mind that children would die if he bombed a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, according to a law-enforcement official and court documents. (Source)
In other news: Islamic Charity in Trouble
An Oregon federal jury convicted an Ashland Islamic charity leader Thursday of conspiring with a Saudi associate to smuggle $130,000 out of the United States with the intent of funneling it to Muslim fighters battling Russian troops in Chechnya. Â (Source)
Update: Details Emerge:
Gratitude: Mohamed Osman Mohamud came to the United States from Somalia and became a naturalized citizen, which entails taking this oath:
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 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.”