Holder tells Muslim audience ‘no apologies’ for sting operations – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room

Attorney General Eric Holder told a Muslim and Arab-American audience Friday that law enforcement sting operations are not entrapment, calling the arrest of a would-be terrorist in November a “successful undercover operation.”

Holder, addressing the Muslim Advocates’ Annual Dinner in San Francisco, defended the sting that resulted in the arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali-born teenager who allegedly wanted to detonate a bomb at a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, Ore.