Terrorism

Bomb Plot Teen Pleads Not Guilty

The Somali-born teen arrested after allegedly trying to detonate what he thought was a car bomb in Portland, Oregon, pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday. Mohamed Osman Mohamud's defense attorney argued that the FBI entrapped him and then timed his arrest for the day after Thanksgiving in order to attain the “maximum impact and maximum publicity.” Attorney General Eric Holder dismisses the idea that Mohamud was entrapped, saying, “This was an individual who was given a number of opportunities to desist from his course of action, but at every turn decided that he wanted to continue.” The trial is tentatively scheduled for the first week of February.