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  • **FILE** Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo is seen here June 14, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. Abdo, a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors in summer 2012. (Associated Press)

    AWOL soldier gets life term for Fort Hood plot

    Naser Jason Abdo sat alone in court with his hands shackled and a white cloth secured over his mouth and neck. The soldier who went AWOL and plotted to kill other troops outside a Texas Army post remained defiant Friday as he was sentenced to life in prison, not asking for mercy and vowing to never end what he considers his holy war.

  • ** FILE ** This June 14, 2011, file photo shows Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo in Nashville, Tenn. Abdo, a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors last summer. (AP Photo, File)

    AWOL Muslim soldier guilty in Fort Hood bomb plot

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  • **FILE** Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo is seen here June 14, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. Abdo, a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors in summer 2012. (Associated Press)

    Trial starting for Fort Hood bomb plot suspect

    Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, a Muslim soldier who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors last summer. Jury selection was scheduled to start Monday at his federal trial in Waco, about 50 miles northeast of Killeen, the city just outside Fort Hood.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
 Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo was indicted Tuesday in Waco, Texas, on three charges in connection with a plot to bomb Fort Hood. The AWOL soldier, who has yet to enter a plea, faces up to 10 years in prison on each charge if convicted.

    Soldier indicted in plot to bomb Fort Hood

    A federal grand jury indicted an AWOL soldier Tuesday on three charges in connection with a plot to bomb Fort Hood soldiers in Texas.

  • Nasser Jason Abdo

    PIPES: Another Islamist soldier turns terrorist

    U.S. Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, 21, first made the news in August 2010 when, arguing that his Islamic faith contradicts serving in the American military, he filed for conscientious objector (CO) status. Referring to current American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pfc. Abdo asserted that a Muslim "is not allowed to participate in an Islamicly unjust war. Any Muslim who knows his religion ... should not participate in the U.S. military." Further, he wrote: "I cannot be a soldier in the U.S. Army and continue to remain true to Islam."

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