Oregon Islamic center fire raises fears that foiled bomb plot will turn Muslims into targets
Jonathan Cooper and Nigel Duara"CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) 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. "The charges against Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali-born 19-year-old who was caught in a federal sting operation, are testing tolerance in a state that has been largely accepting of Muslims. Muslims who know the suspect say they are shocked by the allegations against him and that he had given them no hint of falling into radicalism. "The fire at the Salman Al-Farisi Islamic Center in Corvallis was reported at 2:15 a.m., and evidence at the scene led authorities to believe it was set intentionally, said Carla Pusateri, a fire prevention officer for the Corvallis Fire Department." Read on...
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"Oregon Islamic center fire raises fears that foiled bomb plot will turn Muslims into targets", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 26/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/oregon-islamic-center-fire-raises-fears-that-foiled-bomb-plot-will-turn-muslims-into-targets