The guy who tried to blow us up six years ago gets to stay in prison as a panel of federal judges Monday rejected the appeal by his mouthpiece, who claimed that it was all a big misunderstanding and that the FBI set him up and yadda yadda.
Hey, he's only got about 25 more years to go; he can do that standing on his head before we ship him back to Somalia where he belongs.
A US federal appeals court has rejected an effort to overturn the Portland Christmas tree bomber’s conviction on the grounds that the surveillance to initially identify the suspect did not, in fact, require a warrant. On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals also rejected an entrapment argument raised by lawyers for suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud.
Um...he's not a "suspect" - he's a convict. There is a difference. And when even the 9th U.S. Circus Court of Appeals rejects overturning the 30-year sentence imposed on a Muslim dirtbag who believed he was going to kill and maim thousands of Portland-area residents by triggering a van-bomb, the evidence against him has to be pretty overwhelming. And it is:
By 2009, Mohamud began corresponding with Samir Khan, a Pakistani-American living in North Carolina, who was the editor of Inspire, the Al-Qaeda English-language magazine. (Khan eventually was killed in a 2011 drone strike in Yemen.) Mohamud also became friendly with Amro Al-Ali, a Saudi national whom he met at a Portland mosque. However, Mohamud did not realize that Al-Ali was being watched by the FBI, which is what kicked off surveillance of Mohamud.
Oh yes - that "Portland mosque" is less than two miles from our house and has a long history of attracting "piece-full Muslims" like Mohamed and the Portland Seven (would've been the Portland Eight, but one of them got himself blown up). Their "Imam" is fighting loss of citizenship and ultimate deportation after having been found to have funded the Portland Eight. Yes, they're just wonderful folks to have around.
Currently, Mohamud remains in custody in a federal prison in Victorville, California. He is scheduled for release in 2037.
The ACLU is really upset about all of this, but then, they don't have to live around it. If these folks don't like our country and don't want to integrate into our society - as they've repeatedly demonstrated to be the case - then ship 'em home. Their issues aren't our problem.