AWOL Soldier Arrested in Alleged Plot to Attack Fort Hood
If I told you his name was Nasser Jason Abdo, would that clue you in as to his motives? How about if I told you he applied for conscientious objector status last year because his beliefs didn’t allow for him to kill Muslim extremists?
EXCLUSIVE: AWOL Soldier Arrested Over Concerns of Second Alleged Plot to Attack Fort Hood
By Mike Levine & Jennifer Griffin
Published July 28, 2011 | FoxNews.com
At least one U.S. military serviceman has been arrested after raising concerns over another alleged plot to attack Fort Hood, Fox News has learned exclusively.
Pvt. Nasser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was arrested by the Killeen Police Department near Fort Hood and remains in custody there. Authorities, however, will not say if Abdo is the one who raised security concerns.
Abdo was found with weapons and explosives at the time of his arrest, a senior Army source confirms to Fox News. He was arrested at around 2 p.m. Wednesday after someone called authorities to report a suspicious individual.
Eric Vasys, a spokesman with the FBI’s San Antonio Office, said authorities found firearms and bomb making components, which he described as smokeless gun powder, inside Abdo’s motel room.
Bob Jenkins, a Fort Campbell spokesman, told Fox News that Abdo was also being investigated for child pornography found on his government computer.
What? He was just exercising his right to freedom of religion by following in the footsteps of his pedophile prophet Muhammad. Surely, you don’t want to deny him the right to practice his religion… /sarcasm
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Abdo went AWOL on July 4. On the eve of his first deployment to Afghanistan — after only one year in the Army — Abdo applied for conscientious objector status. It was denied by his superiors at Ft. Campbell but later overturned by the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Army review board.
“We are aware at this time that Killeen Police Department arrested a soldier yesterday,”
Another source told Fox News that two other U.S. soldiers also raised possible concerns.
It remains unclear if any possible second plot to attack Ft. Hood was merely aspirational in nature.
“We are aware at this time that Killeen Police Department arrested a soldier yesterday,” a Fort Hood official said in a statement Thursday. “The incident leading to the arrest did not occur on Fort Hood and the soldier was not a Fort Hood based soldier. At this time, there has been no incident at Fort Hood. We continue our diligence in keeping our force protection at appropriate levels.”
The U.S. Department of Justice also released a statement confirming a “suspect is in custody” and saying, “We are not aware of any further immediate threat to public safety and are actively investigating the matter.”
Vasys said Abdo will likely be charged later Thursday for being in possession of bomb making materials, though a Justice Department official would not confirm whether he faces federal charges.
Interestingly enough, an earlier version of this same article stated that Abdo had “jihadist materials“:
“Abdo was allegedly found with explosives and jihadist materials at the time of his arrest, a senior Army source confirms to Fox News. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon after someone called authorities to report a suspicious individual.”
Now, that narrative has been scrubbed from the article. Just another one of those things that makes me say, “Hmmmm…”Explore posts in the same categories: Arrests, Military, Muslims in The USA, Pedophilia, Terrorists