There have been cases of Somali-Americans attempting to commit acts of terror on U.S. soil. For instance, Mohamed Osman Mohamud was the target of a six-month FBI sting in 2010, in which he allegedly believed he was detonating a bomb inside a parked van at a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, Oregon. Mohamud, who was 19 at the time of the incident, is currently serving a 30-year sentence in federal prison in California.You can count on ABC News for liberal propaganda:
Omar sees individuals like Mohamud as the exception and not the rule. She said many of her Somali neighbors in Minnesota came to the U.S. in part to escape the frequent bombings and attacks by Al-Shabaab -- not to commit them.
"One common misconception about Somali immigrants is that we are a burden on the taxpayer," Omar said. "People are ignorant of the way we positively contribute to society. But if you come to Minnesota, you will see that we are doctors, nurses, small business owners."Many Somalian are illiterate and a giant burden of taxpayers..