And the federal criminal complaint against Army Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo (pictured), which charges him with possessing explosives, says he was says sayplanning to bomb a restaurant where GIs frequently gather.
The evidence federal gumshoes collected from Abdo’s motel room shows he intended to continue Hasan’s bloody but failed jihadist insurrection.
Authorities arrested Abdo last week after catching him in Room 230 at America’s Best Value Inn and Suites in Killeen. The motel is just three miles from Fort Hood. He had been missing for a week or so. The Army had conferred CO status on the Abdo because he said he could not kill other Muslims, an Islamic dictate that applies to all Muslims. But the Army caught Abdo with child pornography, and so the Muslim CO went from awaiting a discharge to awaiting a court martial.
The criminal complaint and Abdo’s antics in court make very clear that he planned mayhem and murder in the name of the prophet Mohammed. When the police raided his apartment and searched his backpack, this is what they found:
two clocks; two spools of auto wire; Winchester .40 caliber ammunition; Springfield .40 caliber handgun model XG. Also included in the backpack was an article entitled "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom," and a handwritten list in a composition notebook of the following items, (listed verbatim): red black green wire; 9v bat, Christmas lights; pressure cooker; power drill; (unidentifiable symbol) 160 gunpowder; gorilla tape; motal expoxy, glue; 1 small box of shotgun shells; card board box; gloves; and honey comb linses for Bino’s.
As well, the complaint alleges, authorities seized four razor blades and six bottles of smokeless gunpowder, and Abdo quickly confessed to this crime:
Naser Jason Abdo admitted that he planned to assemble two bombs in the hotel room using gun powder and shrapnel packed into pressure cookers to detonate inside an unspecified restaurant frequented by soldiers from Fort Hood.
In court last week, the 21-year-old jihadist defiantly made his position clear, the Killeen Daily Herald reported. Abdo refused to stand when the judge entered the courtroom. Authorities forced the recalcitrant defendant to his feet.
As he left the courtroom, the paper reported, he began shouting: “Abeer Qassim al-Janabi Iraq 2006, Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009.” American GIs brutally gang raped and murdered al-Janabi after murdering her family in Mahmoudiya, Iraq, in 2006, Hasan carried out his attack at Fort Hood while shouting “Allahu Akbar!”
Last year, ABC News offered Abdo a forum to explain his religous views. Abdo told the network that “A Muslim is not allowed to participate in an Islamicly unjust war,” adding:
Any Muslim who knows his religion or maybe takes into account what his religion says can find out very clearly why he should not participate in the U.S. military.
Abdo told ABC he thought joining the military would be a good idea, but his devotion to Islam made it clear that he could not continue in the military.
“I felt it would be challenge to my body and a challenge to my mind and I thought God would be proud of me,” Abdo said. “I felt I was doing something good for the Muslim nation.”
But in February, less than a year after joining and going through basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia, Abdo said he began to lose touch with the Islamic community that had become so important to him.
“I started considering that, I’d had a problem maintaining my faith because I wasn't involved with the Islamic community as much as I should have been,” he said. “I started questioning whether I was really ready to die.
“I came to the conclusion,” he said, “that I wasn’t ready to die and meet God.”
The irony is that Abdo, ABC reported last year, want to improve the reputation of Islam. Abdo told the network: “I want to use my experience to show Muslims how we can lead our lives. 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?”
Yet Abdo’s alleged plan for mass murder is not the only concern in the case, according to a former Navy admiral and commander of the U.S. Pacific fleet. Adm. James Lyons wrote in the Washington Times that the Army’s giving Abdo a CO discharge is worrisome because it ratifies the ideology Nidal Hasan espoused: i.e., that a Muslim may not kill another Muslim. Indeed, Abdo said just that to ABC News.
As The New American noted last week, Hasan offerered a slide presentation entitled “The Koranic World View as It Relates to Muslims in the U.S. Military.” According to Hasan, “Fighting to establish an Islamic State to please God, even by force, is condoned by the Islam.” Said another, “Muslims soldiers must not serve in any capacity that renders them at risk of hurting/killing believers unjustly.” That is what Abdo believes.
Lyons is also concerned that Abdo received counseling from a Muslim chaplain. The Army’s Muslim chaplaincy is no normal religious adjunct of the military. Its founder was Abdurahman Alamoudi, a convicted terrorist financier serving 23 years in prison. He “personally selected” the chaplains who serve in the chaplaincy program, Lyons reported.
Oddly enough, in its story about Abdo’s “spin” on Islam, ABC quoted one Muzammil Siddiqi, chairman of Islamic Law Counsel of North America. The story said “he sees no reason why a person can't be both a good Muslim and a dedicated soldier.”
“I don’t see that, from the Islamic point of view, there is any problem with that,” he said, pointing out that there are many thousands of Muslims around the world serving in the militaries of non-Muslim countries, including his native India.
“There are a lot of good Muslims who are serving in the U.S. Army and a lot of other places.”
Siddiqi, Discover The Networks reports, “is the former president of the board of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a Saudi-funded organization that is used by the Muslim World League (MWL)to finance and exercise control over most of the mosques in the United States.”
Prior to his work at ISNA, Siddiqi was a top figure in the MWL, whose American headquarters in Virginia were raided by a Treasury Department task force in March 2002 on suspicion of ties to terrorism. Siddiqi has also chaired the Religious Affairs Committee of the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada. In addition, he is a member of the Fiqh Council, another government-raided entity.
According to DTN, the ISNA “enforces Wahabi [Saudi] theological writ in American mosques.”
ISNA is tight as a tick with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. Reports DTN:
ISNA was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” — as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims "that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands ... so that ... God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”