Portland terror suspect a self-proclaimed moral authority online

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Portland (Oregon, US), Dec. 4 (ANI): The Somali-born American teenager accused of plotting to blow up a tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, was trying to reach out to terrorist contacts in Pakistan while proclaiming himself an expert on jihad online, according to court documents and copies of the articles obtained by Fox News.

According to the FBI affidavit filed in support of his arrest warrant and criminal complaint, Mohamed Osman Mohamud wrote three articles for Jihad Recollections, a monthly English-language jihadist magazine that was a precursor to the Al Qaeda magazine Inspire.

The Telegraph reports that in the series, Mohamud wrote using the pen name Ibn al-Mubarak and assumed the role of an Al Qaeda aerobics instructor, dietitian and media analyst proffering advice on how best to succeed in carrying out violent jihad.

Topics ranged from rambling daily recaps; non-sequiturs on avoiding wasting money on expensive milkshakes; and the editors at As-Sahab Media who succeed in keeping nearly all typos out of their magazine.

Mohamud, 19, who was arraigned in federal court Monday on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, had articles published in April, May and August 2009 in Jihad Recollections, which was run by American turncoat Samir Khan, the North Carolina man believed to be behind Inspire. (ANI)

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