San Diego County authorities confirmed Thursday they have found pentaerythritol tetranitrate, or PETN, a favorite of al Qaeda bomb-makers that is now the target of new U.S. airport body scans and pat downs.
They also found more hexamethylene triperoxide diamine, or HMTD, in a bottle inside the house, but the two types of homemade explosives were not immediately removed because they are too volatile and the house is too cluttered to negotiate safely, Assistant Sheriff Ed Prendergast said.
Authorities had already recovered 8 or 9 pounds of HMTD, an explosive powder that suicide bombers use, authorities said.
The search of the house also turned up items “suggestive of armed robberies,” Prendergast said in a written statement.
Rapper, naturalized, Somali born American citizen, Mohamed Osman Mohamud arrested in Christmas tree bombing attempt. via Gawker
Under pen name "Ibn al-Mubarak," he wrote an article in 2009 for the inaugural issue of Jihad Recollections about how to shape up for violent Jihad: "Getting in Shape Without Weights." In it, he blasts "un-Islamic" gyms with "music, semi-naked women, free mixing and the danger of showing off."
Rapper Mohamed Osman Mohamed
Mohamud was also a rapper in a former life. According to the FBI's affadavit, Mohamud considered launching a Mumbai-style attack using small arms: "He said that because he had been a rapper, he could obtain a pistol or AK-47." We were unable to determine Mohamud's Jihadi emcee name, or the potency of his flow.Portland police have refused to cooperate with FBI in joint terrorism investigations since 2005.
Portland Oregon Muslim leader, Kayse Jama, denounces violence after Christmas tree bomber arrested.
Stop snitching movement blazes it up in Portland mosque, where members are suspected of reporting the Christmas Tree Bomb Rapper to authorities.
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