Cops: Soldier Admits Plot to Attack Fort Hood
AWOL Muslim private arrested with bomb-making material
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 28, 2011 4:17 PM CDT
This undated frame grab handout image provided by WSMV in Nashville shows Pfc. Naser Abdo.   (AP Photo/WSMV)

(Newser) – The US soldier arrested over a possible second attack on Fort Hood told police he wanted to attack troops there, reports CNN. Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, 21, apparently acted alone, said the local police chief, noting that he wasn’t aware of any other threat to the base. Abdo, a Muslim soldier who went AWOL from Fort Campbell in Kentucky following child porn charges, was arrested at a traffic stop on a tip from a gun shop.

“We may well have averted a repeat of the tragic 2009 radical Islamic terror attack on our nation's largest military installation,” said Texas Rep. John Carter. A retired policeman working at the gun shop said Abdo asked him questions about the six pounds of smokeless gunpowder he bought. “That is a red flag for me," said the former officer. "He should know. Why is he buying that much?" Abdo also bought military uniforms and Fort Hood patches from a military surplus store, said Carter’s office. FBI agents found a pistol and enough supplies to make two bombs in the soldier’s hotel room, as well as “Islamic extremist literature.”

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armywife
Jul 28, 2011 11:21 PM CDT
my aunt met this guy back in 2009 when he was applying for Consciencous Objector status at fort Campbell. she is a Quaker and the local quaker community around Fort Campbell, where she lives, was rallying around him. she had him over for dinner about three times back then but she said he made her very uncomfortable; she said he seemed very angry and was very belligerent about his religion, she said he was always saying derogatory things about women and america. she wrote to me and asked me my opinion about him, if i thought he really was a conscientous objector and when i found out he'd enlisted in 2009, i told her "anyone who joins in 2009 and thinks they wont be asked to go fight in the middle east is delusional. this guy knew he'd be sent to iraq, so if he really felt that was against his religion, he shouldnt have joined up." she ended up withdrawing her support for him not long before he went AWOL. she said she just had a bad feeling about him. she's really shaken up, knowing she ate dinner next to man who was planning to kill americans.
guvner
Jul 28, 2011 7:23 PM CDT
He was an avid fan of Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugged websites.
Riffran
Jul 28, 2011 7:08 PM CDT
damn right wing christian extremist strike again ....oh wait...