FILE – A Nov. 27, 2010 file photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office shows Mohamed Mohamud. Justice Department attorneys Monday focused on the contact between the Oregon terrorism-sting suspect and suspected terrorists overseas in the opening salvo of their case. FBI agent Miltiadis Trousas said government agents first found Mohamud because of his emails to an American-born al-Qaida recruiter. (AP Photo/Mauthnomah County Sheriff’s Office, File)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a slow, dispassionate monotone, an FBI agent on Thursday read selections from an Oregon terrorism suspect’s contributions to a jihadi magazine as prosecutors attempted to establish Mohamed Mohamud’s mindset in the year before his arrest.
Mohamud’s federal terrorism trial is in its third week, and prosecutors have tried to show Mohamud was predisposed to committing terrorism before a monthslong sting operation culminated with his November 2010 arrest.