Naser Abdo was recently arrested in Killeen, Texas for buying supplies to allegedly make bombs. The items found in his hotel at his arrest and his actions since then show a link to Al Qaeda. This is the terrorist organization believed to have plotted the attacks of 9/11.
At the time of his arrest Abdo had an article about bomb making from Al Qaeda's "Inspire" magazine, notes the Christian Science Monitor. This magazine encourages Americans to participate in terrorism. It is horrifying that an American soldier is under the influence of al Qaeda, a group that wants to destroy this country.
Authorities charged Naser Abdo with "possession of an unregistered destructive device." He is not eligible for release on bail. At the time of his arrest he was carrying a list of supplies to make bombs.
Plotted Attack on Restaurant
Naser Abdo allegedly told authorities that he had planned to attack a restaurant in Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood. Luckily an alert gun shop owner notified the police that Abdo could be buying supplies for nefarious reasons. The Fort Hood area had enough trauma from the attack on soldiers on the base. It is sickening that Al Qaeda is still trying to cause chaos in that same area.
Abdo Screamed Out Nidal Hasan's Name"
At his departure from a courtroom Naser Abdo screamed "Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009.," reports ABC. It is eerie that he would use the name of another member of the Army, who allegedly shot numerous soldiers at Fort Hood.
Since Abdo had requested a conscientious objector status to ensure that he would not have to fight for the Army, it is odd indeed that he is now allegedly paying homage to a man arrested for alleged mass murder at an Army base. Why would any American allegedly want to emulate Hasan?
What else might al Qaeda be plotting? The group has lost power since Osama bin Laden's death. Are they a negligible threat now or have they recruited other people in this country too?
Naser Abdo has thrown his life away with terrorism. It is tragic that he didn't focus on building a life instead of withdrawing from society and allegedly into the dark world of al Qaeda. He is a tragic abberation from the typical very patriotic soldiers.