Oregon bomb suspect pleads not guilty
November 29th, 2010
08:11 PM ET

Oregon bomb suspect pleads not guilty

Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia, pleaded not guilty Monday to a single count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. A federal grand jury in Portland indicted him on that charge shortly before his Monday afternoon court appearance, and he could face life in prison if convicted.

About 100 people, including several members of the area's Somali-American community, packed the small hearing room and the hallway outside. Mohamud did not acknowledge them during the hearing.

The Oregon State University student was arrested Friday after he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van parked near a tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square, law enforcement officials said. But the bomb was fake, thanks to an undercover operation designed to undermine the plotter, and officials said the public was never in danger from the mock device.


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  1. why

    Portland does crack or meth.i prefer FBI entraping this terrorist then the actual bombing.portland thinks this guy would not have done it.keep smoking crack.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. why

    Next time the fbi does nothing a muslim terrorist somlian nut job plans happen portland residents will being crying.prevention is the key.thank you FBI

    November 30, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. why

    Thank you obama for letting in terrorist with relax immgration,refugee program and illegal aliens and no enforcement.we need joe arpio to lead the usa.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    People, please be gentle with Mehdi General Dr. Bad. Some of you are being very harsh on him. His bipolar disorder is causing severe delusions and hallucinations. Can we all please be nice to him? Thank you.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. shay

    Ummm were being harsh on him? Bipolar or crazy is it far to listen to some nut job talk about killing our troops and whatever else the thing rambles on about i may not agree with what is going on in my country but i don't want the thing that sicko talks about doing and i know a few bipolar people i have worked with mentally disturbed and that thing needs to be locked up if he isn't already. Sorry no sympathy here 🙂

    November 30, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. shay

    Oh and not everyone is smoking crack and doing meth here in portland most all of portlanders smoke pot man get it right ok hehehe as for my last post i ment to say fair not far opps slip of the finger anyways lets just all pick on dr bad or maybe buy him the proper med hmmm might work or maybe just get him the nice big red fire truck !!!

    November 30, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. fighting joe

    general put the coo coo back in the clock!

    November 30, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    It's ok , Mehdi General Dr Bad. They don't mean it. Whatever you say. There there, you'll be alright. You seem to be earning lots of computer time. Well good for you.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. fightin joe

    general thank you for entertaining me week after week your a riot cnn wont block u they get too many hits with your hilarious rants show up on my doorstep and i promise my 6 little friends can run faster than your camel lmao!

    November 30, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Boney

    I found Dr bads posts interesting.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. purtbrwowniz

    Dr bad.. i guess you are getting use to this freedom of speech thing huh? nice right? thats what our troops and government do for us americans and you shocking huh?! i think that he is wasting time and money pleding not gulity. whats going to be his defense? seriously...

    November 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kuuipo

    Wow! look at this! general dr bad is getting lots of comments & attention which is probably what he was aiming for whatever he still needs help & about the person who calls themselves Cesar, you need a therapist too & please take ur meds! who are you? captain save a nut?! about the oregon bomb suspect, guilty! guilty! as charged! my verdict!

    November 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    See what some of you did? Now Mehdi General Dr. Bad is hurt and upset and has been refusing computer time. Mehdi, please come back. They didn't mean it. Your public awaits you, General, sir.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. InfidelHere

    You know very well that if Catholics, Buddhists, Hinduists, or any other religion were committing these types of atrocities on such a frequent basis – while invoking the name of their religion, you know as well as I do that our media would be all over it. Actually, they SHOULD be 'all over it' and call any religion into question and determine WHY people of a given faith has violence and death always attached to it!!

    But is that the case? Why does it always seem to be in the name of ISLAM and not any other religions? Where are these "people" getting these ideas from?

    Good ahead...read the Koran...see that over 60% of this hate book deals with Non-Muslims and how they need to be converted, taxed, punished, fought and KILLED.

    Just like their pedophile prophet who started this cancer 1,400 years ago.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
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