Mohamed Osman Mohamud
Some residents of this famously liberal city are unnerved, not only by a plot to bomb an annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony last week but also by the police tactics in the case.
Someone set fire to an Islamic center on Sunday, two days after a man who worshipped there was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Other Muslims fear it could be the first volley of misplaced retribution.
A Somali-born teenager who allegedly tried to blow up a van at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland has ties to Minneapolis.