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How the AWOL Muslim soldier accused of plotting to kill Fort Hood troops was foiled
Jewish World Review ^ | 7/29/2011 | Chris Vaughn and Darren Barbee

Posted on 07/29/2011 7:51:58 AM PDT by Former Fetus

Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, after raising suspicions at a Killeen, Texas, gun shop where he purchased six pounds of gunpowder and several boxes of shotgun shells, was in police custody in Killeen on Thursday, accused of plotting to kill fellow soldiers in a frightening reprise of the November 2009 massacre at Fort Hood.

Abdo, 21, who grew up in Garland outside of Dallas, was close to pulling off a "terror plot" in which the intended target was troops based at Fort Hood, said Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin.

"We would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had he not been stopped," Baldwin said in a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Abdo is a Muslim and sought a discharge because he said he was conflicted about his faith and his military service. An infantryman, he was most recently stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.

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Kudos to the employee and manager of Guns Galore. This is proof, if any was needed, that common sense beats government intervention.
1 posted on 07/29/2011 7:52:03 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

It was the same shop that sold the killer gun to Hasan. Had it been a different one, I doubt we would have gotten a heads up.


2 posted on 07/29/2011 7:55:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Reports we heard here in Austin was that the clerk's interest was piqued by the guy asking naive questions about what was "smokeless" gunpowder - and then commencing to buy several pounds of the stuff!
Chances are any gun store folks would find that strange and report it.
3 posted on 07/29/2011 8:06:20 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Former Fetus
A year later he submitted a packet requesting conscientious objector status

How many conscientious objectors are either one? Turns out this clown was yet another Moslem with kiddie-porn, and his problem wasn't with war, it was that he was on the other side. Reminds me of the "peace" people from the '60s, taking their instructions from Moscow.

4 posted on 07/29/2011 8:17:26 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Former Fetus

But as his deployment neared, he started to “really ask myself whether God would accept what I was doing and whether I was really meant to go to war, as opposed to the peace that Islam preaches.”

And yet he was going to kill.


5 posted on 07/29/2011 8:19:41 AM PDT by pas
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To: SamuraiScot
How many conscientious objectors are either one? Turns out this clown was yet another Moslem with kiddie-porn, and his problem wasn't with war, it was that he was on the other side. Reminds me of the "peace" people from the '60s, taking their instructions from Moscow.

Yep. Muslims in our armed forces are fifth columnists.

6 posted on 07/29/2011 8:23:51 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: pas

We must never take our eyes off the moslems.

It’s not IF they’re up to something, it’s WHAT EXACTLY is each one up to.


7 posted on 07/29/2011 8:24:29 AM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: Sans-Culotte

“Yep. Muslims in our armed forces are fifth columnists.”

‘’Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, and seize them,
beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war...” (Quran
9:5) || “O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for
friends; for they are friends but of each other; and whoever amongst you
takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does
not guide the unjust people.” (Quran 5:51)

They all read the same book!


8 posted on 07/29/2011 8:27:40 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: Former Fetus

I thought the nitrocellulose-based powder used in firearms cartridges burns too slowly to be particularly suitable for use in bomb-making.

Wouldn’t he have been beter off purchasing black powder if he wanted to build a ‘gun-powder’-based bomb?


9 posted on 07/29/2011 8:33:23 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Former Fetus

Whorealdo on Fox & Friends this morning: “It’s frightening to think that anyone can walk into a gun store and buy 6 lbs. of gunpowder.” Look for the libs to pick up on this. No powder = no reloading = yet another infringement on the Second Amendment. “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”


10 posted on 07/29/2011 8:34:48 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: Former Fetus

How do they know he was Muslim? I listened to the MSM news and never heard that.


11 posted on 07/29/2011 8:55:30 AM PDT by RonF
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To: Former Fetus

He was considering conscientious objector status? Conscientious objectors don’t kill people. That’s a smokescreen for deciding that he wanted to be a traitor to America.


12 posted on 07/29/2011 9:10:27 AM PDT by RonF
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AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA

We Learned All We Need To Know About Islam On 9/11.


13 posted on 07/29/2011 9:36:12 AM PDT by troy McClure
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AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA

We Learned All We Need To Know About Islam On 9/11.


14 posted on 07/29/2011 9:36:47 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: pas

“And yet he was going to kill.”

He was going to kill INFIDELS, that is the key part that explains why his thinking was not conflicted. The “the peace that Islam preaches” is for muslims only, there is no peace for the infidels until they are all subdued.


15 posted on 07/29/2011 9:50:53 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: WayneS
I thought the nitrocellulose-based powder used in firearms cartridges burns too slowly to be particularly suitable for use in bomb-making. Wouldn’t he have been beter off purchasing black powder if he wanted to build a ‘gun-powder’-based bomb?

If you highly constrain the burning, you can get a pipebomb that is not very effective.

There are other things that you can do that I would rather not discuss, if you use the gunpowder as a base.

16 posted on 07/29/2011 10:53:20 AM PDT by marktwain
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Why are we allowing Muslims to enlist in the Armed Forces? They are not all Islamist extremists. But all are, quite literally, security “risks.” The risk is not worth the handful of recruits we get from that community.
17 posted on 07/29/2011 11:10:07 AM PDT by Godwin1 (Curve stuff)
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To: marktwain

One of my buddies used to build bombs when he was a teenager for fishing purposes.

His biggest project was over 10 lbs. of powder. He and a friend took it to a pond and an argument ensued. My buddy wanted to heave it in and then set the timer. His friend argued that they should set the timer and THEN throw it in because he was afraid the powder would get wet if they threw it in first.

The timer was salvaged from an old washing machine. It was to be wired to a battery and a long set of wires glued into the end of the pipe bomb.

My friend prevailed. They threw their pipe bomb into the pond and tried to set the timer.

BOOOOM! They were covered with mud and water.

Washing machine timers turn the machine OFF not ON.

They would have been blown to pieces if they had not chosen the (slightly) safer route.

BTW, he grew up and became an engineer on the Space Shuttle. Very nice, fun fellow.


18 posted on 07/29/2011 2:27:36 PM PDT by darth
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To: Former Fetus

Has Ft. Hood changed its terrorist free fire zone policies?


19 posted on 07/29/2011 2:57:57 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought ("The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits)
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To: grobdriver

What? An evil purveyor of assault weapons and death reports a terrorist? There must be a mistake. (sarc)


20 posted on 07/29/2011 2:59:17 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought ("The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits)
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To: Former Fetus
The would-be murderer Abdo was buddies with the Iraq Veterans Against the War.
21 posted on 07/29/2011 3:00:48 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: darth

Many of the smartest kid of the “boomer” generation experimented with rockets and explosives. I blew up a small lab at home myself. I ended up with only a few stitches next to my eye. It could have been much worse.


22 posted on 07/29/2011 3:38:44 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: darth
heh heh heh..."You gonna fish or you gonna talk?"


Fish Story
23 posted on 07/30/2011 1:46:26 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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ON THE INTERNET:


FBI.gov - San Antonio - Press Release: "NASER JASON ABDO CHARGED FEDERALLY IN BOMB PLOT" (July 29, 2011)

Link (pdf)

WASHINGTON POST.com - Checkpoint Washington - blog: "BOMBMAKING MATERIALS ALLEGEDLY FOUND IN SOLDIER'S MOTEL CORRESPOND WITH AL-QAEDA RECIPE" by Jason Ukman (SNIPPET: "The ingredients were listed in an article that appeared last year in Inspire..." SNIPPET: "Inspire is believed to be produced by Samir Khan...") (July 29, 2011, 02:59 pm ET)
Link

Link

CNN.com: "OFFICIAL: SOLDIER SAID HE WANTED TO ATTACK FORT HOOD TROOPS" (July 29, 2011, 3:31 a.m. EDT)

Governor.State.TX.US: "Statement by Gov Rick Perry on Arrest of AWOL Soldier" (July 28, 2011)

FOX NEWS.com: "AWOL SOLDIER ARRESTED IN WHAT POLICE SAY WAS NEW FORT HOOD TERROR PLOT" by Mike Levine & Jennifer Griffin (SNIPPET: "Bob Jenkins, a Fort Campbell spokesman, told Fox News that Abdo was also being investigated for child pornography found on his government computer.") (July 28, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "FORT HOOD TARGETED FOR SECOND TERRORIST ATTACK" (SNIPPET: "...Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, 21 was taken into custody...") (July 28, 2011)

Link

Link

Link

ABC NEWS.go.com: "Devout Muslim Soldier Hopes to Avoid Deployment to Afghanistan" by Sarah Netter (August 31, 2010)

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24 posted on 07/30/2011 2:13:03 AM PDT by Cindy
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RECAP and UPDATED:


FBI.gov - San Antonio - Press Release: "NASER JASON ABDO CHARGED FEDERALLY IN BOMB PLOT" (July 29, 2011)

Link (pdf)

WASHINGTON POST.com - Checkpoint Washington - blog: "BOMBMAKING MATERIALS ALLEGEDLY FOUND IN SOLDIER'S MOTEL CORRESPOND WITH AL-QAEDA RECIPE" by Jason Ukman (SNIPPET: "The ingredients were listed in an article that appeared last year in Inspire..." SNIPPET: "Inspire is believed to be produced by Samir Khan...") (July 29, 2011, 02:59 pm ET)
Link

Link

CNN.com: "OFFICIAL: SOLDIER SAID HE WANTED TO ATTACK FORT HOOD TROOPS" (July 29, 2011, 3:31 a.m. EDT)

Governor.State.TX.US: "Statement by Gov Rick Perry on Arrest of AWOL Soldier" (July 28, 2011)

FOX NEWS.com: "AWOL SOLDIER ARRESTED IN WHAT POLICE SAY WAS NEW FORT HOOD TERROR PLOT" by Mike Levine & Jennifer Griffin (SNIPPET: "Bob Jenkins, a Fort Campbell spokesman, told Fox News that Abdo was also being investigated for child pornography found on his government computer.") (July 28, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "FORT HOOD TARGETED FOR SECOND TERRORIST ATTACK" (SNIPPET: "...Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, 21 was taken into custody...") (July 28, 2011)

Link

Link

Link

ABC NEWS.go.com: "Devout Muslim Soldier Hopes to Avoid Deployment to Afghanistan" by Sarah Netter (August 31, 2010)

Link


MYFOXDFW.com: Garland, Texas - "TERROR SUSPECT GREW UP IN BROKEN NORTH TEXAS HOME" (SNIPPET: "At the time she said Morlan was seeking help for substance abuse and was mainly absent from her kids' lives. That left Abdo and his sister in the care of their Palestinian father, a Muslim." SNIPPET: "Jamal Abdo was arrested in 2004 accused of soliciting sex from a Garland detective posing online as a 15-year-old girl named Molly. Police said between 2002 and his arrest, Jamal Abdo has asked Molly for sex dozens of times. He was arrested when he showed up to an apartment complex to meet her. He was sentenced to five years in prison and last year was deported to Jordan.") (July 29, 2011, 7:28 pm CDT)

25 posted on 07/31/2011 1:23:34 AM PDT by Cindy
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RECAP and UPDATED:


KXXV.com: Waco - "ALLEGED FORT HOOD BOMB PLOTTER LAUGHS THROUGH HEARING" (SNIPPET: "Three FBI special agents testified that Abdo had all the pieces to make a bomb, in accordance with instructions laid out in an article he was found with titled "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom." The article was taken from an English-language Al Qaeda magazine called "Inspire," which has published several issues since 2010.") (August 4, 2011)
News.INTELWIRE.com: "WHO REALLY INSPIRED NASSER ABDO?" (August 4, 2011)

FBI.gov - San Antonio - Press Release: "NASER JASON ABDO CHARGED FEDERALLY IN BOMB PLOT" (July 29, 2011)

Link (pdf)

WASHINGTON POST.com - Checkpoint Washington - blog: "BOMBMAKING MATERIALS ALLEGEDLY FOUND IN SOLDIER'S MOTEL CORRESPOND WITH AL-QAEDA RECIPE" by Jason Ukman (SNIPPET: "The ingredients were listed in an article that appeared last year in Inspire..." SNIPPET: "Inspire is believed to be produced by Samir Khan...") (July 29, 2011, 02:59 pm ET)
Link

Link

CNN.com: "OFFICIAL: SOLDIER SAID HE WANTED TO ATTACK FORT HOOD TROOPS" (July 29, 2011, 3:31 a.m. EDT)

Governor.State.TX.US: "Statement by Gov Rick Perry on Arrest of AWOL Soldier" (July 28, 2011)

FOX NEWS.com: "AWOL SOLDIER ARRESTED IN WHAT POLICE SAY WAS NEW FORT HOOD TERROR PLOT" by Mike Levine & Jennifer Griffin (SNIPPET: "Bob Jenkins, a Fort Campbell spokesman, told Fox News that Abdo was also being investigated for child pornography found on his government computer.") (July 28, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "FORT HOOD TARGETED FOR SECOND TERRORIST ATTACK" (SNIPPET: "...Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, 21 was taken into custody...") (July 28, 2011)

Link

Link

Link

ABC NEWS.go.com: "Devout Muslim Soldier Hopes to Avoid Deployment to Afghanistan" by Sarah Netter (August 31, 2010)

Link


MYFOXDFW.com: Garland, Texas - "TERROR SUSPECT GREW UP IN BROKEN NORTH TEXAS HOME" (SNIPPET: "At the time she said Morlan was seeking help for substance abuse and was mainly absent from her kids' lives. That left Abdo and his sister in the care of their Palestinian father, a Muslim." SNIPPET: "Jamal Abdo was arrested in 2004 accused of soliciting sex from a Garland detective posing online as a 15-year-old girl named Molly. Police said between 2002 and his arrest, Jamal Abdo has asked Molly for sex dozens of times. He was arrested when he showed up to an apartment complex to meet her. He was sentenced to five years in prison and last year was deported to Jordan.") (July 29, 2011, 7:28 pm CDT)
News.BOSTON HERALD.com: Fort Worth, Texas - "COURT RECORDS SHOW CRIMINAL HISTORY OF FORT HOOD SUSPECT'S PARENTS" (SNIPPET: "His father, a convicted felon, is in Jordan, where he was deported by the U.S. government last year.") (Updated July 30, 2011)

26 posted on 08/06/2011 3:48:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2011/naser-jason-abdo-indicted-by-a-federal-grand-jury-in-texas-in-connection-with-bomb-plot

Naser Jason Abdo Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Texas in Connection with Bomb Plot
U.S. Attorney’s Office
August 09, 2011

WACO, TX—U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Cory B. Nelson announced that a federal grand jury seated in Waco returned an indictment this afternoon charging 21-year-old Naser Jason Abdo with possession of an unregistered destructive device, as well as possession of a firearm and ammunition by a fugitive from justice.

The three-count indictment specifically alleges that on July 27, 2011, Abdo was in possession of a destructive device not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record as well as a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol and 20-gauge shot shells while being a fugitive from justice.

According to court records, officers with the Killeen (Texas) Police Department arrested Abdo on July 27, 2011. At the time of his arrest, the defendant, an AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was in possession of the handgun plus instructions on how to build a bomb as well as bomb making components, including six bottles of smokeless gunpowder, shotgun shells, shotgun pellets, two clocks, two spools of auto wire, an electric drill, and two pressure cookers. Court documents also allege that Abdo intended to use the materials to assemble two destructive devices with the intention of detonating them inside an unspecified restaurant frequented by soldiers from Fort Hood.

Abdo remains in federal custody. If convicted, he faces up to 10 in years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine per count.

This case is being investigated by agents with the FBI together with U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Killeen Police Department; and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Frazier is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 3:19:21 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?363-Nasser-Abdo-implodes

22 November 2011, 11:32
“Nasser Abdo implodes”

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http://www.wsmv.com/story/16096543/nasser-abdo-spells-out-planned-attack-on-fort-campbell

“Nasser Abdo spells out planned attack on Fort Campbell”

Posted: Nov 21, 2011 4:40 PM PST
Updated: Nov 21, 2011 5:29 PM PST
Posted by Carley Gordon
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

SNIPPET: “Before he made headlines for going AWOL and allegedly plotting an attack on Fort Hood, Nasser Abdo said he had another plan that no one knew about until now.

“Yes, Ms. Gordon, I planned an attack at Fort Campbell,” said Abdo in a phone interview from jail.

In his first interview since being charged with planning to both blow up a restaurant outside Fort Hood and shoot soldiers, Abdo told Channel 4 his original target was his original post.

That target: an unnamed, high ranking official at Fort Campbell.

“On July 4, I was going to kidnap and video tape the execution of a high ranking member of my chain of command, who participated in the Afghan mission,” said Abdo.”


28 posted on 11/23/2011 1:45:04 AM PST by Cindy
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Document - Copy of DOJ Press Release:
http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/case_docs/1984.pdf

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http://www.investigativeproject.org/3592/the-reason-is-religion-mom

IPT News
May 24, 2012

“’The Reason Is Religion Mom’”

SNIPPET: “Army Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo faced his mother during a visit in a Texas jail last July.

Abdo had been arrested for plotting an attack on a restaurant in Killeen popular with soldiers from nearby Fort Hood. He would set off a bomb inside the restaurant, then shoot and kill as many survivors as possible as they scrambled out to safety.

His mother asked the obvious question. Why?

Jurors convicted Abdo’s Thursday of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder after hearing and seeing the answer on video.

“The reason is religion, Mom.”

He had to act in response to American military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. As a Muslim, he considered those affected by such actions to be family. “When bad things are happening,” he said, “you have to do something about it.”

His mother couldn’t comprehend her son’s logic, to which he explained, “it may seem crazy from the outside, but it’s not.”

Abdo’s reasoning echoes the justification offered by a series of attempted homegrown jihadists. If America is killing Muslims, the logic goes, Muslims must do whatever they can to stop it.

Abdo chose Fort Hood as a target because that’s where Army psychologist Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire a year earlier, killing 13 people. Hasan reportedly shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as he opened fire, and had built a disturbing record of justifying suicide bombings and endorsing other radical ideas during his time in the service.

Hasan had been in direct contact with American-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki before the attack. Abdo carried copies of al-Qaida’s English-language magazine, Inspire, which included articles from Awlaki invoking theology in urging Muslims in America to wage attacks at home.”


29 posted on 05/25/2012 2:06:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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WASHINGTON POST.com (AP): Waco, Texas - "MUSLIM SOLDIER CONVICTED IN FAILED PLOT TO BOMB FORT HOOD TROOPS IN TEXAS RESTAURANT" (Updated May 25, 2012, 12:10 am) (Read More…)

30 posted on 05/25/2012 2:26:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2012/naser-jason-abdo-sentenced-to-life-in-federal-prison-in-connection-with-killeen-bomb-plot

Naser Jason Abdo Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison in Connection with Killeen Bomb Plot

U.S. Attorney’s Office
August 10, 2012

Western District of Texas

Naser Jason Abdo, age 22, will spend the rest of his life in federal prison for plotting to kill American soldiers and others near Fort Hood, Texas, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security Lisa Monaco, United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez, and Killeen Police Chief Dennis M. Baldwin.

This morning in Waco, United States District Judge Walter S. Smith imposed two consecutive life prison sentences for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and for possession of a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime of violence. In addition, Judge Smith also sentenced Abdo to a total mandatory consecutive 60 years’ imprisonment for one count of attempted murder of officers or employees of the United States, two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a federal crime of violence, and one count of possession of a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime of violence.

In May, a federal jury convicted Abdo of the above mentioned charges. Testimony presented at trial revealed that on July 27, 2011, Abdo unlawfully attempted to create and detonate a bomb in an attempt to kill, with pre-meditation and malice aforethought, members of the uniformed services of the United States and to shoot survivors of said detonation with a firearm. Evidence further revealed that Abdo did knowingly possess a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol while carrying out his plot.

“This case serves as another reminder of the need for vigilance against extremists both at home and abroad,” said Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “I thank the many federal, state, and local law enforcement officials who thwarted Abdo’s plot and were responsible for this successful prosecution.”

Following the sentencing hearing, United States Attorney Robert Pitman stated, “This prosecution demonstrates two important points. First, the prevention of tragic events such as Mr. Abdo was planning can be averted by alert citizens who pass along their concerns to law enforcement officials and by law enforcement officers who diligently perform their duties. And second, that those who use or plan violence to further their twisted agendas will be prosecuted as aggressively as the law allows and will, as in this case, spend the rest of their lives staring at the walls of a prison cell.”

Officers with the Killeen Police Department arrested Abdo on July 27, 2011. At the time of his arrest, the defendant, an absent without leave (AWOL) soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was in possession of the handgun, plus instructions on how to build a bomb as well as bomb making components. Testimony during the trial revealed that Abdo intended to detonate the destructive device inside an unspecified restaurant frequented by soldiers from Fort Hood.

“Today’s sentencing of Mr. Abdo is a conclusion to an investigation which defines what we hope to do every time, that is to prevent an act of terrorism before it occurs,” stated FBI Special Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez.

“This sentencing today provides a sense of comfort to the Killeen residents, especially those affiliated with the military, that Mr. Abdo will no longer be a threat to our community,” stated Killen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin.

This case was investigated by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and their Joint Terrorism Task Force together with the Killeen Police Department; U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, 902nd MI Group and Explosives Ordnance Disposal; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Marshals Service; Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers; Bell County District Attorney’s Office; McLennan County Sheriff’s Office; and the Oak Grove (Kentucky) Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Mark Frazier and Gregg Sofer of the Western District of Texas and trial attorney Larry Schneider of the DOJ Counterterrorism Section prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.


31 posted on 08/11/2012 4:37:54 AM PDT by Cindy
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