FBI "Dummy" Bomber to Make First Court Appearance
Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19 year old provided with a dummy bomb by the FBI, will make his first court appearance today. He will be represented by Stephen Sady, the chief deputy federal public defender in Portland. The office has plenty of experience, having represented Brandon Mayfield, the Portland attorney arrested on suspicion of participation in the Madrid bombings, a theory later debunked,
Yesterday, arsonists set fire to a mosque Mohamud attended. While physical damage was slight, the symbolic damage is huge. The F.B.I. is on the case, but has no suspects.
Friends of Mohamud are surprised by his arrest, saying he wasn't particularly religious: [More...]
"I'm really glad the FBI stopped something awful from happening, but at the same time I also wonder what would have happened if the FBI hadn't set him up," Wright said. "Would he have still gone through with it?"
I wonder how much more prejudice and hatred will result from the FBI's dummy bomb sting. Was this operation really necessary? At the moment, it hardly seems like it.
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