A Soldier of Allah

Celebrating diversity. No, he is not Norwegian. No Christian to see here, move on….

 “Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009”Muslim soldier who plotted new jihad mass murder at Fort Hood shouts “Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009” while leaving courtroom today

Last year, Abdo condemned the Fort Hood jihad massacre: “Abdo’s words in court were a sharp contrast to an essay he wrote last year as the first anniversary of the Fort Hood shootings approached and as he petitioned for conscientious objector status. In the essay, obtained by The Associated Press, Abdo said the attacks ran against his beliefs as a Muslim and were ‘an act of aggression by a man and not by Islam.'”

Naser Abdo, AWOL soldier, charged in Fort Hood bomb plot,” by Peter Finn and and Jason Ukman for the Washington Post, July 29 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

A U.S. soldier who is accused of planning to attack troops near Fort Hood, Tex., shouted out “Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009” as he left a federal courtroom in Waco on Friday.Pfc. Naser Abdo, 21, had told investigators after his arrest Thursday that he was acting in support of Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who has been charged in the killing of 13 people at the base in 2009, according to congressional and federal officials.

Abdo was charged Friday with possession of an unregistered destructive device in connection with a bomb plot and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, according to federal prosecutors. Abdo made a brief initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Waco.

Abdo was arrested in Killeen, Tex., after authorities said they discovered bombmaking materials in his backpack and in a motel room, as well as a copy of an article from the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire, which is produced by the terrorist group’s Yemen affiliate. The article was titled “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom.”

In a criminal complaint, investigators listed some of what they found in Abdo’s possession: a .40 caliber handgun, ammunition, smokeless gunpowder, shotgun shells, shotgun pellets, two clocks, two spools of auto wire, an electric drill and two pressure cookers.

The officials said Abdo was planning to set off bombs at locations outside the base where soldiers gather and to follow the explosions with gunfire.

“I would classify this as a terror plot,” Police Chief Dennis Baldwin told reporters in Killeen. Law enforcement officials said Abdo would be charged in federal court with possession of bombmaking materials, among other offenses….

A U.S. counterterrorism official said authorities have not discovered any direct communication between Abdo and foreign Islamist extremists.

Abdo, attached to the the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., recently sought conscientious objector status because he felt that as a Muslim he could not be deployed to fight in a war zone.

In May, on the same day his status was granted, he was charged with possession of child pornography on a computer he used. Abdo then left Fort Campbell without permission on about the July Fourth holiday and returned to Texas. His home town is listed as Garland.

James Branum, an Oklahoma City lawyer who represented Abdo in his conscientious objector and child pornography cases, described Abdo as gracious, hospitable and “very devoutly religious,” saying he prayed five times a day.

Abdo denied the pornography allegations and said he thought the military was retaliating against him for trying to leave the service.

“AWOL Fort Campbell soldier” admits plans for massacre at Fort Hood

To review: he obtained conscientious objector status against being deployed to Iraq after saying “his Muslim beliefs prevented him from fighting.” But he was willing and able to travel to Texas to attempt to pick up where Nidal Malik Hasan left off and slaughter more soldiers at Fort Hood.

An update on this story. “Army: AWOL Fort Campbell soldier admits plotting Fort Hood attack,” from the Associated Press, July 28:

An AWOL soldier who had weapons stashed in a motel room near Fort Hood admitted planning an attack on the Texas post, where 13 people died in 2009 in the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation, the Army said in an alert issued Thursday.

Double standards abound in the vague, hands-off treatment of the suspect’s identity in the headline and opening paragraph.

Pfc. Naser Abdo, a 21-year-old soldier who was granted conscientious objector status this year after he said his Muslim beliefs prevented him from fighting, was arrested Wednesday. Agents found firearms and “items that could be identified as bomb-making components, including gunpowder,” in his motel room, according to FBI spokesman Erik Vasys.   continue: plans for massacre at Fort Hood

2 thoughts on “A Soldier of Allah”

  1. As long as its not a ‘Christian fundamentalist’ terrorist its not worth mentioning. Not at the New York Slimes:

    New York Times Downplays Muslim Fort Hood Terror Plotter

    The New York Times downplayed the arrest of an AWOL Muslim soldier charged in connection with a plot to attack Fort Hood soldiers. The newspaper all but ignored the role Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo’s religious faith may have played in the alleged plot.

    Abdo was arrested in Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood. He was found with weapons, explosive, and jihadist materials. Sources said he was attempting to purchase more weapons at the same gun store where Maj. Nidal Hasan purchased weapons allegedly used to gun down 13 people and would 30 others in a 2009 terrorist attack at the military base.

    But the New York Times downplayed Abdo and Hasan’s Muslim faith – and ultimately the entire story.

    The foiled plot appeared on page A-11 of the newspaper’s print edition. The word “Muslim” was mentioned once – in paragraph nine of the 13-paragraph story. The newspaper’s top national story was a feature piece about a boy who is following his dream to be a circus clown. That story had 28 paragraphs.

    The online edition of The New York Times also downplayed the significance of the story. It was not even featured on the front page. Instead, it was listed as the third national news story – behind a story about the child-circus clown.

    By comparison, The New York Times ran a front page story on the Norwegian terrorist attacks with the following headline: “As Horrors Emerge, Norway Charges Christian Extremist.”

    A story in the July 23 edition of the New York Times story labeled the Norwegian attacker as a “right-wing, fundamentalist Christian.” That identification was made in the second paragraph.

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/fort-hood-plot/2011/07/29/new-york-times-downplays-muslim-fort-hood-terror-plotter#ixzz1TaDGx7Zh

  2. More charges filed against anti-“Islamophobia” poster boy gone bad

    Back in 2010, Naser Abdo said he wanted out of the Army in order to:

    “…spend his life combating what he called Islamaphobia [sic] and advocating Islam as a peaceful religion.
    “I want to use my experience to show Muslims how we can lead our lives,” he said. “And to try and put a good positive spin out there that Islam is a good, peaceful religion. We’re not all terrorists, you know?”…
    Somewhere along the line, he had an “Emily Litella” moment: “Never mind.” “More serious charges filed against Abdo,” by Farzad Mashood for the Austin American-Statesman, November 8 (thanks to Kenneth):

    A federal grand jury today approved more serious charges against an AWOL soldier whom prosecutors said was planning to detonate a bomb at a restaurant frequented by Fort Hood soldiers in Killeen, officials said.
    Naser Jason Abdo, 21, is now charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, 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 two counts of possession of a destructive device in furtherance of a federal crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Cory B. Nelson said in a news release.
    The new charges have minimum penalties ranging from five years to life in prison, the news release said.
    Investigators have said they found a handgun, an article on bomb-making, gunpowder, shrapnel and pressure cookers in a Killeen motel where Abdo was staying. A bomb-making article with that same title appears in an al Qaeda magazine, officials have said.
    After Abdo was arrested at the motel in July, he told authorities he planned to make two bombs and detonate them in a restaurant where Fort Hood soldiers eat, according to documents filed in the case.
    “I think the charges speak for themselves,” U.S. Attorney spokesman Daryl Fields said when asked why prosecutors asked for the new charges.
    Abdo’s attorney has said the materials are common items and that he did not posses a fully assembled bomb.
    Originally from the Dallas suburb of Garland, Abdo joined the Army in 2009. He soon became a high-profile conscientious objector, saying his Muslim faith conflicted with his military duties. Abdo went absent without leave from Fort Campbell, Ky., over the July Fourth weekend after police charged him with possession of child pornography.
    A day after his arrest, a defiant Abdo shouted “Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009!” as he was led out of a federal courtroom, an apparent homage to the suspect in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. Abdo condemned that attack less than a year ago but is now accused of trying to carry out another deadly attack.
    Abdo was initially indicted Aug. 9, charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition by a fugitive from justice; each charge had a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. Those charges remain in effect, but prosecutors will first proceed on charges in today’s indictment, called a superceding indictment.

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