Portland's Somali Community Unites to Condemn Alleged Pioneer Courthouse Square Bomb Plot

November 27, 2010

Author: Molly Hottle

Source: The Oregonian


After an attempted terrorist attack was foiled Friday in Portland, Ahmed Ali wants only one thing: to tell the world that the portrait alleged attacker Mohamed Osman Mohamud painted of the Somali community is far from the truth.


"He ruined it for everybody," said Ali, 24, of Portland, as he stood outside Hashi Halal Market, a Somali grocery store owned by his brother in North Portland. "We are against it. Our religion says we cannot kill innocent people. This is the reason we left Somalia."