Defense: Would terror suspect act without FBI?


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal public defender grilled an undercover FBI agent on his motives when he presented a then-teenage Oregon terrorism suspect with options to serve as a good Muslim.

At Mohamud's trial on Friday, attorney Lisa Hay played at least two examples of the agent giving Mohamed Mohamud a list of choices in the car-bomb plot that culminated in his arrest in November 2010. None included backing off the plot entirely.

The bomb was a fake provided by the undercover agents posing as members of al-Qaida.

The agent denies attempting to influence Mohamud.

Mohamud's defense has said he was entrapped by the FBI.

The prosecution is trying to show that Mohamud was a threat to commit an act of terrorism without their intervention.

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