GI Says Muslim Faith Motive for Ft Hood Bomb Plot
The judge will probably lecture him later about the true nature of Islam and how he's got it all wrong. By the way, because of the Ft. Cambell connection, The Tennessean should be covering this story, and even though they reported the story when Abdo applied for conscientious objector status, they aren't covering this.
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Muslim U.S. soldier accused of planning to bomb Fort Hood troops says he wasn't seeking vengeance but justice for people in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a recording played at his federal trial Wednesday.
Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo is heard telling his mother during a recorded jail visit that "their suffering is my suffering."
Abdo, 22, is accused of planning to detonate a bomb inside a Killeen restaurant frequented by troops from the nearby Texas Army post and then shoot any survivors.
He faces up to life in federal prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and five other charges. He was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when he was arrested last July at a motel in Killeen, a city about 150 miles southwest of Dallas.
Abdo is heard telling his mother that "it's all true" and "the reason is religion. There is no other reason." He says what he did was selfless because he was trying to avenge the United States' wrongful treatment of people he considers his family, and that he used every resource he had "to make things as right as possible."
"I'll be all right," he is heard saying. "I made this decision."...
For more on Naser Jason Abdo, see here.
Posted on 05/24/2012 6:23 AM by Rebecca Bynum