Justice is served for the terrorist scum who planned a second attack on the Fort Hood army base.
A self-described “devout Muslim” has been sentenced to two life sentences plus extra jail time for planning an attack on the army base in Fort Hood, Texas, where an Islamic radical went on a terrorist shooting spree in 2009.
As previously reported, US Army Private 1st Class Naser Jason Abdo was arrested on July 29, 2011, near the Fort Hood army base in Killeen, Texas after authorities were tipped off by a gun store clerk who had called in a “suspicious purchase.” Among the items police found in Abdo’s motel room were “a military uniform with Fort Hood patches, guns, a “how-to” on making a bomb from the Al Queda-linked magazine Inspire, and other paraphernalia.
Abdo made national headlines in May 2011 for winning conscientious objector status because of his Islamic faith, successfully arguing that as a Muslim, he would not fight other Muslims in Afghanistan.
Shortly after this, child pornography was found on his computer on the base. Abdo refused to plead guilty to the charges and was brought up on courts marshal the next month. He then went AWOL, and was later found in plotting the attack on Fort Hood.
The Texas Army base was the scene of the November 5, 2009 shooting rampage carried out another self-described “devout Muslim,” Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan. He killed 13 people and wounded 32 at a medical facility on the base. Hasan had given a presentation in 2007 where he preached “offensive jihad.”
Abdo was found guilty on six counts relating to his botched plot on May 25.
Before sentencing on Friday, Abdo sat with his hands shackled and mouth covered with a cloth, the Associated Press reports. He had attacked several people in court on previous occasions, even spitting on some after his hands were tied.
Abdo referred to Hasan as “my brother” and did not ask for any mercy from the court. He also vowed to continue what he considers to be his “holy war.”
“I will continue until the day the dead are called to account for their deeds,” Abdo said in a low, gravelly voice through the cloth mask.
The Body Of Truth