Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell in Kentucky, was arrested by the Killeen, Texas, Police Department near Fort Hood and remains in custody at the Killeen jail.
Abdo, 21, was found with weapons, explosives and jihadist materials at the time of his arrest, a senior Army source confirms to Fox News. He was arrested at around 2 p.m. Wednesday after someone called authorities to report a suspicious individual.
Eric Vasys, a spokesman with the FBI's San Antonio Office, said authorities found firearms and bomb making components inside Abdo's motel room. Sources also say Abdo was attempting to make a purchase at Guns Galore in Killeen, the same ammunition store where Maj. Nidal Hasan purchased weapons that were allegedly used to gun down 13 people and wound 30 others at the base on Nov. 5, 2009.
Sources said Abdo had enough materials to make two bombs, including 18 pounds of sugar and six pounds of smokeless gunpowder -- a possible trigger for an explosive. A pressure cooker was also found. Another counterterrorism source said the bomb making materials and methodology came "straight out of Inspire (a terrorist magazine) and an Al Qaeda explosives course manual."
Abdo was also being investigated for possessing child pornography on a pubic computer.
Yes, Abdo was a Muslim, NOT a member of any Christian denomination. He had sought conscientious objector status for that and, as a result, was linked to the anti-war Left, who are trying to now downplay their links to him.
If you go to This Ain't Hell, Jonn Lilyea and TSO were onto this guy back last fall, when he applied for CO status and he was a client of James Branum, a lawyer who represents these claims.
Abdo was linked on various war resister websites,
as well as this one page of Iraq Veterans (Many of Whom Didn't Serve There) Against The War.
Abdo even was at this event with IVAW's Selena Coppa,
Commenters at TAH noted that Abdo's Facebook page, which has since been taken down, is reported to have several IVAW members listed as "friends," but Jose Vasquez of IVAW says "he’s not a member and never has been." Abdo also was reportedly Facebook friends with Gordon Duff of Veterans Today, as well as a couple of people linked to the Under the Hood Cafe in Killeen, TX. This "cafe" is a war resister hangout in the style of the Jane Fonda "FTA" (F** the Army) coffee houses.
The Jawa Report also found Abdo was in New York the same time as a pro-Bradley Manning Rally (Wikileaks leaker) was held and had commented on it.
There's probably going to be more coming down the pike where all this comes from. It looks like media like KXAN in Austin are ignoring these ties.