By Gary P Jackson
Radical Islam never sleeps. The Killeen, Texas Police Department has apprehended an AWOL soldier from Ft Campbell, Kentucky. Three soldiers in all have been caught. From the Killeen Daily Herald:
Federal charges are expected to be filed against an AWOL Fort Campbell soldier today in connection with possession of bomb-making material following his arrest in Killeen Wednesday.
Pfc. Nassar Jason Abdo, 21, was apprehended by the Killeen Police Department, according to federal investigators, who became involved after his arrest.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Erik Vasys said he anticipates Abdo will be charged with possession of bomb-making materials later today.
Vasys said gunpowder was one of the components found in Abdo's possession.
Abdo went AWOL on July 4 from Fort Campbell, Ky. after facing trial by general court-martial on child pornography charges.
Troy Roland, an Army spokesperson at the Pentagon, said Abdo submitted a conscientious objector packet but his discharge request had been put on hold.
An Article 32 hearing was held on June 15 and the investigating officers recommended Abdo face general court-martial.
Roland did not know when the court-martial was scheduled.
A tip from a Killeen dealer may have led to Abdo's arrest. Greg Ebert, a Guns Galore clerk and retired sergeant with the Killeen Police Department, said Thursday he reported a suspicious customer to the department Tuesday evening.
A 21-year-old customer arrived at the shop in a taxi at 1 p.m. Tuesday and purchased an unusually large amount of smokeless gunpowder, Ebert said, which can be used as an explosive.
Ebert said the young man was rude to staff and through a series of questions led them to believe that he was largely unfamiliar with what he was buying.
"He randomly selected six canisters of smokeless powder, a mix of fast and slow," Ebert said. Combined powders with different burning rates "can be highly volatile," he said.
In addition to the six pounds of smokeless powder, Ebert said, the customer also purchased three boxes of shotgun shells and an extra magazine for a pistol.
Thursday morning, U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, released a statement commending Guns Galore for its assistance in apprehending the suspect.
"Thanks to quick action by a Texas gun dealer in alerting local police to a suspicious character, and a prompt and vigorous response by the Killeen Police Department, we may well have averted a repeat of the tragic 2009 radical Islamic terror attack on our nation's largest military installation."
Abdo enlisted in the Army in March 2009. He was an infantryman assigned in June to 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.
Roland said Abdo is from Garland but was not aware of any ties to Fort Hood. He did not have information regarding previous disciplinary records for Abdo.
What is it with these jihadis and their sexual perversions?
CNN actually interviewed this terrorist in August of 2010 as a "conscientious objector" because he refused to deploy to Afghanistan. CNN also reports this little darling had all sorts of jihadi material in his back pack.
Read their reporting here.
Pamela Geller [Atlas Shrugs and the authority on all things jihadi] has even more details:
Three US soldiers were arrested for allegedly plotting a new attack on Fort Hood, the Texas base where a former Army psychiatrist went on a deadly rampage in 2009, a report said Thursday.
One of those arrested was Pvt. Nasser Abdo. Abdo had applied for conscientious objector status, and has refused to deploy to Afghanistan claiming that Islamic law prevented him from killing other Muslims. Authorities found explosives in the car of one of the US soldiers who was arrested for planning the attack on Ft. Hood.
According to FOX news, Muslim soldier Abdo had jihadi materials with him and had made a large purchase at Guns Galore in Killeen, Texas, the same ammunition store where Maj. Nidal Hasan purchased the weapons he allegedly used to gun down 13 people and wound 30 others on Nov. 5, 2009.
I anxiously await the same intense and extensive mainstream media coverage and obsession that we witnessed immediately after and in the ensuing days of the Norway massacre to determine the motivation behind this explosive plot at Fort Hood. I expect extremists Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper, the NY Times, LA Times, IHT, CNN, BBC, et al, to be just as rabidly obsessed and consumed with investigating what ideology incited this Muslim to recruit for jihad.
Was it Major Hasan's devotion and adherence to Islam that inspired these servicemen to jihad? Or was it Islamic teachings and the jihadic doctrine? Were the violent teachings and command for jihad in the Quran to blame for this thwarted plot that could have slaughtered hundreds? Is the media all over this act of Muslim terrorism, pursuing blame as vigorously and as maniacally as they did in the Breivik act of barbarity?
Go read all of Pamela's report here.
This was good work by the authorities and a very alert gun shop. Everyone was on their toes. I'm no Islamophobe, but it's high time the military re-think it's policy on Muslims serving in our armed forces. It's disturbing that we are allowing guys like Abdo to join. Here is a guy who refuses to fight against fellow Muslims, who are at war with us. He puts them above our Republic. Maybe the first question asked by the recruiters should be: "Do you have a problem killing the enemy, no matter who they are?"
We train these people to be soldiers. Basically we are training our own assassins.
We are very lucky the gun shop people and the Killeen Police Department were wide awake, or this attack could have killed more of our brave servicemen and women.
Like Pamela, I am curious to see how the usual suspects spin all of this to hide the fact the soldiers caught are Radical Muslim terrorists.