Law Enforcement Influence Operation
Date: November 30, 2010
In a KTVU news report, CAIR commented on the way the FBI handled the case of the 19-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud terror suspect who tried setting off a car bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon.
The Bay Area office of CAIR says that although it condemns all forms of violence, it questions why the FBI provided Muhamud with the tools to carry out the plot.
“The question is: are we looking to stop radicalization and stop extremism before it becomes a problem or do we want to have a sensational story. And I argue here that the FBI was looking for a sensational story,” said Zahra Biloo from CAIR’s Bay Area chapter.