What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?
The Nov. 26 arrest of 19 year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud for allegedly attempting to detonate a bomb during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square raises troubling legal, political, social and moral questions.
Did the FBI derail a dangerous plot or entrap a disaffected youth?
Will Portland City Council respond to public fear with a revived joint terrorism task force?
What forces are at work in our society that leads youth like Mohamud to find identity within jihadist ideology?
Is our response to Mohamud being driven by issues beyond those of ideology?
This week, Jo Ann and Dave will examine the fallout of Mohamud incident and what it tells us about ourselves and our community.
Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice. Dave Mazza is a freelance journalist and former editor of The Portland Alliance who has covered and been involved in Portland's civil rights, peace, labor and environmental movements for 20 years.
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