CORVALLIS, Ore. — Anger over a Somali-born teen’s failed plan to blow up a van full of explosives during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony erupted in arson on Sunday when a fire damaged an Islamic center frequented by the suspect, authorities said.
Police don’t know who started the blaze or exactly why, but they believe the Islamic center in Corvallis was targeted because terror suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, occasionally worshipped there.
Yosof Wanly, the imam at the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center, said he was advised by friends to take his family out of their home because of the potential threat of hate crime, and members decried the alleged arson attack. No one was injured, and the fire was contained to one room.
That’s gotta help, right? “They” were gonna blow up your Christmas tree, so you have to set fire to their mosque. Because that ends well, all the time. That never, ever creates any kind of bad situation. Don’t these people at least watch movies? Plus, not to mention the general wisdom-free nature of that decision, the supposed terrroristwasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed:
A Somali-born teenager plotted to carry out a car bomb attack at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland on Friday, but the bomb turned out to be a dud supplied by undercover agents as part of a sting, federal prosecutors said.
So now you’ve got a story that should be about the FBI successfully foiling a terrorist attack attempt they set up, which is amusing in its own way, I mean, people need something to do all day, but you’ve gone and turned it into an escalating religious war and scared some people trying to pray. Good job, genius. The next step is the theft of some baby Jesuses from manger scenes across the land, after which it will clearly be time to nuke Iran.