Friday, July 29, 2011

Second Fort Hood jihad foiled, soldier accused shouts support for Maj. Nidal Hasan as he leaves courtroom

There is no doubt Pvt. Abdo is a jihadist, and had every intention of murdering innocents in the name of his religion.  It is ironic that he says here a year ago that he wanted to set a good example as a Muslim 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?"  I guess he learned a few things about Islam in the ensuing year which changed his mind.

He got his wish and became a conscientious objector, claiming that as a Muslim he could not kill other Muslims.  Yet he had no distaste for the murder of non-Muslims he saw as the enemy.  No one is questioning this disconnect, or asking from where his hatred of non-Muslims and America comes from.  By ignoring the texts and tenets which drove Abdo to attempt Ft. Hood jihad, Pt. 2 we can be assured there will be Pt.3, and Pt.4, and so on...

By shouting his support for Hasan he shows his true colors as an enemy of the US and someone who should be treated as a jihadist with the attendant punishment.  I wonder if Spencer and Geller and Wilders, et al will be blamed for Abdo's twisted vision and warped devotion to the moon-god.

From Tampa Bay Online July 29 by Jamie Stengle

AWOL soldier defiantly shouts '09 suspect's name

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Coolly defiant, Pfc. Naser Abdo shouted "Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009!" as he was led out of the courtroom Friday, an apparent homage to the suspect in the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation. He condemned the attack less than a year ago, but is now accused of trying to repeat it.

Investigators say Abdo, who cited his Muslim beliefs in requesting conscientious objector status last year, was found in a motel room three miles from Fort Hood's main gate with a handgun, an article titled "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom" and the ingredients for an explosive device, including gunpowder, shrapnel and pressure cookers. An article with that title appears in an al-Qaida magazine.

Abdo went absent without leave from Fort Campbell, Ky., early this month after being charged with possessing child pornography.

Police and the Army say Abdo admitted plotting an attack, but in Fuhais, Jordan, his father insisted the allegations were "all lies from A to Z."

"My son loved people no matter who they are, whether Jews or Christians," Jamal Abdo said. "Naser is not the kind of a person who harbors evil for the other people, he cannot kill anyone and he could not have done any bad thing."

As if Jews and Christians are the only religions besides Islam.  Tell us, Jamal, what about the others?  How do you feel about Hindus, or Buddhists, or the Jains, or even Sufis or Ahmadis?  Where would your son learn about Islam and Muhammad and where did he learn the Qur'an?

Jamal Abdo, 52, is a Jordanian who lived near Fort Hood in Killeen for 25 years until he was deported from the United States last year after being convicted of soliciting a minor.

His 21-year-old son was ordered held without bond Friday. He is charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device in connection with a bomb plot and has yet to enter a plea. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

It was not immediately known if he would face additional charges. "Our office will pursue federal charges where the evidence takes us," said Daryl Fields, spokesman for federal prosecutors.

In court, Abdo refused to stand when the judge entered - U.S. marshals pulled him from his seat - but he answered the judge's questions politely.

On his way out, he yelled "Iraq 2006!" and the name of Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, a 14-year-old Iraqi girl who was raped that year before she and her family were killed. Five current or former U.S. soldiers went to prison, one for a life term, for their roles in that attack.

He also shouted the name of Hasan, an Army major and psychiatrist who is charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood.

Abdo's court-appointed attorney did not comment. His next hearing was set for Aug. 4.

According to court documents, Abdo told investigators he planned to construct two bombs in his motel room using gunpowder and shrapnel packed into pressure cookers and then detonate the explosives at a restaurant frequented by soldiers.

FBI Agent James E. Runkel said in an affidavit filed in federal court that police found Abdo carrying a backpack containing two clocks, wire, ammunition, a handgun and the "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom" article. Such an article was featured in an issue of Inspire, an English-language magazine produced by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, a Yemen-based branch of the terror group.

The allegations and Abdo's defiance in court contrast with the words he used as he was petitioning for conscientious objector status. In an essay he sent to The Associated Press last year he said acts like the Fort Hood shootings "run counter to what I believe in as a Muslim."

He was born in Texas to a non-denominational Christian mother and a Muslim father. Jamal Abdo said they divorced in 1993.

Naser Abdo said he became a Muslim when he was 17. He said he enlisted thinking that Army service would not conflict with his religious beliefs, but reconsidered as he explored Islam further.

"I realized through further reflection that god did not give legitimacy to the war in Afghanistan, Iraq or any war the U.S. Army could conceivably participate in," he wrote in his conscientious objector application.

Abdo was approved as a conscientious objector this year, but that status was put on hold after he was charged in May with possessing child pornography. Abdo denied the charge before this week's arrest.

Abdo went AWOL during the July 4 weekend. FBI, police and military officials have said little about whether or how they were tracking Abdo since he left Fort Campbell.

Jamal Abdo disputed both the child pornography charges and the bomb plot allegations against his son, and said Naser was discriminated against in the Army because of his religion.

"Fellow soldiers slurred him and treated him badly. They mocked him as he prayed. They cursed him and used bad language against Islam and its prophet," he said.

"He reported these incidents, but nothing was done about it," the elder Abdo said. "Therefore he wanted to leave the Army. I always told him to be calm and to focus on his duty and he used to tell me, `Yes, Papa.'"

He said Naser never mentioned al-Qaida and that he last spoke to his son a week ago

(...)"Only when the military and America can disassociate Muslims from terror can we move onto a brighter future of religious collaboration and dialogue that defines America and makes me proud to be an American," Abdo wrote.

It is not the responsibility of Islam and Muslims to change their behavior and stop quoting the Qur'an when murdering non-Muslims and those seen as "less than Muslim", it is our fault for scapegoating Muslims and accusing them of jihad attacks, therefore if we would only accept Islam as the religion of peace then everything would be peachy.  Uh huh.

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UPDATE: From The Washington Post July 29 by Peter Finn and and Alice Fordham comes this article, which has more context and more information on Abdo. 

Naser Abdo, AWOL soldier, charged in Fort Hood bomb plot

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.

(...)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.
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