November 28th, 2010
06:44 PM ET

Fire set at Oregon mosque attended by bomb plot suspect

The FBI announced a $10,000 reward Sunday for information leading to the arrest of  the person or people responsible for an apparent attack on an Oregon Islamic center.

The center was was attended by the man authorities say was behind a foiled bomb plot at a recent Portland Christmas tree lighting.

A fire appears to have started sometime early Sunday morning at the Salman AlFarisi Islamic Center in Corvallis, Oregon, authorities said. The building suffered some fire and smoke damage.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who was arrested in connection with the plan to detonate what he thought was an explosives-laden van at a Portland tree-lighting ceremony Friday night, occasionally attended the center, the mosque's imam told CNN.

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  1. Cesar

    Sorry, I can't shed any tears over this one. I applaud whoever did this. I am glad no one got hurt. Sure hope FBI DOES NOT find out who did this.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • scienceisreal

      You really are a terrible person.

      November 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • AndyTheGameInventor

      Great, You applaud whoever burned the mosque. I'm sure someone else will applaud acts against non-Muslim targets in the US. Then we can go round and round applauding while both Muslim and non-Muslim targets get attacked.

      November 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • haha

      I heard they just caught him.. the FBI caught him!! rad eh.. and the first person they are gonna thank is you.. and someone said something about deporting you to this little island in the middle of war game korea.. too bad.. pack the sunscreen!

      November 28, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I am glad the wannabe terrorist got caught. I'm even happier that we Oregonians got a tiny taste of what could happen if a determined homicide bomber could do. Terorrism is real and it is possible that it could happen right here in Oregon. All illusions of this "happening somewhere else but not here." has been been proven wrong and very dangerous. Thanks and Kudos to the FBI and other agencies that caught this person. Be glad that they did. If they hadn't, folks would still be cleaning up body parts.

      November 29, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Alex Gessong

      So, committing a felony (arson) is OK, even though it put the lives of firefighters at risk? I don't think so. The arsonist(s) should be prosecuted to the fullest extent and do hard time. Torching a mosque doesn't kill an idea. This only helps the terrorists convince people that America is hostile to Islam. Burning a mosque helps terrorists recruit. It was a dumb move, and a very un-American one.

      December 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Yes, of course, whatever you say Mehdi. Now go to the pouch your nurse and mama got for you. Find the green little pill box, and take 2 pills, OK? The doctor will see you in the morning. Thank you Mehdi.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Very good Mehdi Dr Bad, the web cam shows you have done a good job. Now, shortly you will feel less anger and somewhat happier. OK? You will also get sleepier and sleepier. So go to your room, and we will see you in the morning. Good night.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    atleast someone had some guts.. i try and help out the war in little ways.. like when the mosque down the street at 99th and james a reed road in south kcmo orders pizza i alway slip some pork product in it.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • americanbefore76

      how sad. passive aggressive. look it up. i will send that mosque if there is one indeed a letter with a copy of this and hope they would take their business elsewhere.

      November 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tomcat

    @cesar lets just start burning, looting and killing every group that may have ties to an individual. any organized religous group could be blamed, but should we hate them all because of actions done by a few?

    November 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. OSU Beaver

    They burned their own mosque to look like victims. They'll get no sympathy from me.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @Tomcat. As I said, I'm glad no one got hurt at this Muslim place of prayer. And that of course would include innocent Muslims that have nothing to do with this potential 19 year old murderer want to be. I only hope he heard of this fire and realizes that it is mainly his fault. Tomcat, its called cause and affect. You're no dummy. I've read your posts. You know the concept here.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Protoman

    Maybe you're being a bit hard on the beaver. Haha.. Seriously I'm going to the Columbine kids parent's homes to burn em down. I think they are just as guilty of murder as the kids who did the shooting.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Homer Simpson

    it was a muslim who tipped off the feds, or so they say.

    November 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Protoman. Your sarcasm is deafening. But how can you equate high school kids in need of counseling to a terrorist? I don't get it.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • americanbefore76

      because a terrorist causes fear in people. they did. look at all the things in place in schools now, including drills in case a shooter shows up. (kids now have to learn how to turn a desk upside down and where to be if a shooter comes in) this was not inplace before '99.

      November 28, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • caser

      @ protoman, yeah..you should have had equate cesar instead...but with the toddlers of the nursery school.

      November 29, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. duke

    As long as they don't burn a church it's cool right??
    You idiot's should really Dig yourselves!
    With all the things going wrong in this country,it seems the only answer to some,is simple destruction,
    Why should harm come to the innocent because they can't control a few of the radicals??
    The thought scares me only in that,that would mean other countries can target me because of the way republicans govern??

    November 28, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RUFFNUTT

    why isn't the cia snuffing these radicals out.. i mean couldn't they have a series of accidents or something?

    or like tranquilize them then inject them with aids, then release them.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • haha

      really, injject people with aids and let them go free?? so they can infect the rest of the population, how aoubt you buy a clue

      November 28, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    @duke. No. Republicans govern or at least try to govern. Terrorists like your buddy, Osman terrorist wanna be, actually kill. Big difference between murder of Americans and governing of Americans. Get it?

    November 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tomcat

    yes I get the concept. but look how many azz clowns that dont. @duke keep on trying to educate the fools if you can reach just one who knows.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Protoman

    They both were programmed to hate and kill. It's the same. Young people who kill have had many adults fail them. I would start charging parents. Was my point. I'm tired of young people being fed bs their entire lives then society acts all surprised when we have a bunch of psychotics running around.

    November 28, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
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