Trial starting for Fort Hood bomb plot suspect

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of a soldier accused of planning to bomb a Texas restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops last summer.

Twenty-two-year-old Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges. His trial is in federal court in Waco.

Authorities say Abdo told them was he was planning the attack to avenge the war in Afghanistan.

The Muslim soldier was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., when police detained him at a motel in Killeen last July. Authorities say he was about to get into a cab with a backpack.

Officials say they had tracked Abdo after a gun store owner tipped them off to suspicious purchases.

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  • by Anonymous on May 21, 2012 at 10:31 AM
    People like this gives the Muslim religion a bad name. Everybody thinks that if you say you are Muslim then you are for the killing of innocent people. That you enjoy a blood bath type of terrorism. I've never read the Koran, but I've heard people say it does not promote Murdering a lot of people, then saying you did it in the name of Allah.If you can't be sure your preachers are telling you the truth about what it says, then read it for your self.
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