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July 28th, 2011
01:36 PM ET

Official: American Muslim soldier wanted to attack Fort Hood troops

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - An AWOL Muslim American Army private arrested near Fort Hood, Texas, told investigators that he wanted to attack fellow soldiers outside Fort Hood, two law enforcement officials said Thursday.

FBI agents discovered a bevy of potential bomb-making materials in the hotel room of Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, who refused to deploy to Afghanistan and later went AWOL from Fort Campbell in Kentucky after being charged with possessing child pornography, said FBI spokesman Erik Vasys.

After a tip-off from a local gun shop, Killeen police arrested Abdo in a traffic stop Wednesday, Vasys said.

Read the full story on the arrested Muslim American soldier
- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Islam • Military • Texas

soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Muneef

    Think we have "Tom&Jerry" messing about endlessly...!!

    July 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
  2. AvdBerg

    By reading the comments on this Blog it seems very obvious to us that all the foundations of the earth out of course . For a better understanding of this scriptural verse we invite you to visit our website http://www.gaychristian101.com

    July 29, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
  3. AvdBerg

    By reading the comments on this Blog it seems very obvious to us that all the foundations of the earth out of course (Psalms 82:5). For a better understanding of this scriptural verse we invite you to read the latest article ‘CNN Belief Blog ~ Sign of the Times’ listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    Please ignore any messages that inform you that we are on a troll and that ask you to activate the abuse button or even refer you to a gaychristian website. It is an attempt to discredit the work of our Ministry, which is for the edifying of the Body of Christ – His Church (Eph. 4:12).

    July 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
    • Anti Christian Taliban Schizophrenics

      Don't forget your other website AvdBerg http://www.gaychristian101.com

      July 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
    • .....

      AvdBerg is a troll on this site trying to sell their cult and book, when ever you see their post click the report abuse link to get rid of this troll.

      July 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
    • Ummm

      Original AvdBerg = West Baptist Church = CULT!! LOL!

      July 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  4. Mystery

    We have a serious problem here... when a soldier refuses to fight because the enemy has the same religion should never be allowed to join army in the first place.
    Just imagine if all US army starts doing that, we will only have few atheist soldiers left.
    Before anyone joins army, the first oath should be to serve the nation regardless of who the enemy is.

    July 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
    • Fact

      Simply this: Purposeless, godless multi-culturalism is failing...

      July 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
    • Ms.Terry

      There is NO atheist in the foxholes. Never did and never will.

      July 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
    • pfeffernusse

      @Mystery, you are correct. When you sign up for military service, it is with the understanding that you may have to kill people. Which is why prospective soldiers are (or should be) vetted carefully.

      @Fact, The United States is a living, breathing example of how multi-culturalism works. Anyone not of Native American heritage has immigrant ancestors.

      @Ms.Terry – Pat Tillman.

      July 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  5. Bonnie

    The Muslims in USA need to see God's truth and His love through American Christians. The American Christians are always the hope of mankind.

    July 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • J.W

      Are you real or fake?

      July 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
    • GodPot

      The Muslim's in the US need to put down their religious texts and read other books, study world history and philosophy, science and art and maybe they will leave behind their archaic moral code based on imaginary deity's that only served to compel masses of illiterate peasants to stay cleaner and healthier through ritual's since they were unable to see germs and diseases and other invisible killers. Your rituals are no longer needed, we now have microscopes and medicine. Oh, and Christians need to do that as well.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
    • @G-Pod

      Both Muslims and secular Americans should read the Bible.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
    • pfeffernusse

      “The American Christians are always the hope of mankind.”

      If Christians like you are the hope of mankind, we are in serious trouble.

      July 30, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  6. Bonnie

    The West needs to teach its population the Christian morality again and stop bashing Christianity at least. The Bible says villains have a lot of sorrows.

    July 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Duh

      What a hypocrite. yet you think it's fine to bash other peoples beliefs. What a jerk.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
    • Bonnie

      Today's Americans bash Christianity, their only sane long-standing conscience. He who despises his own conscience is des-pi-cable.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
    • GodPot

      I do not need your deity to be moral.

      I only bash Christian's when they are bombarding me with their hate speech of exclusivity and superiority. See what happens when you replace a few words in the definition of racism into the definition for Christian Relig-ism:

      Christian Relig-ism – is the belief that there are inherent differences in people's traits and capacities that are entirely due to their religion, however defined, and that, as a consequence, relig-ism discrimination (i.e. different treatment of those people, both socially and legally) is justified. (original racism definition from Wiki)

      If the shoe fits...

      July 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
    • @G-Pod

      You just can't stand the idea of the truth being absolute and objective. If you admit your being sinner as the reality is, Christianity makes perfect sense. In fact, Christianity alone is the truth.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
    • pfeffernusse

      Bonnie, tell you what. When you stop lying, when you stop obfuscating (like changing handles all the time), and when you start obeying the Law of your Lord (i.e. Ten Commandments), then maybe you can preach. Until then, tend to the log in your own eye before seeing to the mote in ours.

      “Christianity alone is the truth.”

      Everyone of faith is CONVINCED that their faith, alone, is the truth. What if the Hindu’s are right? What if you’ve spent your whole life following the Abrahamic God, only to come back as a fish for your transgressions.

      July 30, 2011 at 7:49 pm |
  7. Bonnie

    I think the West is being punished by God. Every nation drinks its own cup, according to the Bible.

    July 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
    • Ummm

      More lies, keep it up you'll be repenting to God for a long time.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
    • Bonnie

      I drink from the spout on Mitt Romney's golden tablets in his Magic Mormon Underwear.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
    • Bonnie

      @Ummm, I did already. It's your turn.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
    • Bonnie

      @The second Bonnie is a fake. Another evil atheist.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
    • Ummm

      "@Ummm, I did already. It's your turn."

      More lies... nice job on proving what hypocrite you are.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
    • CNN Crap Catcher

      Fake Bonnie was also the fake Adelina and fake heaven sent. This fake is troll. You can hit the report abuse button everytime it make a post.

      July 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  8. Bonnie

    I think Muslims want to destroy the West because the West blaspheme.

    July 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • Rainer Braendlein

      It is hard to figure out, why Muhammad made the unholy Koran up.

      On the one hand, he could have had some interest to unite the Arabic tribes (which former had different beliefs) by a common religion. By the way, after Muhammad had united the Arabs, they had become a real superpower and dared to attack Byzantium (eastern Roman Empire, capital Constantinople, which is now Istanbul/Turkey).

      On the other hand, the ideas of the Koran are so wicked that I assume that Muhammad had satanic hallucinations.

      I can imagine Muhammad invented the Koran for a fight merely against neighbouring countries of Arabia, but he would be astonished that now his war-book is used to conquer the whole world.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • Bonnie

      @Rainer, Islam was much better than the prededing pagan religions at that time. Without Jesus, human beliefs or ideologies always go wrong, one way or another. I don't doubt the founder's motives but people fall into all kinds of fallacies without accepting the claims of Jesus as they are.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
    • Duh

      "Without Jesus, human beliefs or ideologies always go wrong, one way or another."

      That's why Christianity was a copy of other pagan religions of that time including the story of Jesus. You're clueless.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Bonnie

      @Duh, you are duh. Jesus is too unique, too profound and too lofty over everything. Americans stole everything from the Christian Europe and Europeans got every good and worthy thing from the Bible and Christianity. The West got nothing worth if it had no Christianity.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
    • Anti Christian Taliban Schizophrenics

      Rainer Braendlein

      On the other hand, the ideas of the Koran are so wicked that I assume that Muhammad had satanic hallucinations.

      ---------–

      Mythical Satan had nothing to do with it. He suffered from what most prophets like jesus and cult leaders suffered from...schizophrenia
      .
      Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically, to have normal emotional responses, and to behave normally in social situations.
      As the illness continues, psychotic symptoms develop:
      • False beliefs or thoughts that are not based in reality (delusions)
      • Hearing, seeing, or feeling things that are not there (hallucinations)

      July 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
    • Muneef

      why you presume what you have not read or understand...it is people such as you who were the killers of prophets and messengers of God because the sworn not to believe the truth... Just remember every bad word you say will be taken into account at the date of judgment...

      July 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
  9. John

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5zylpNWxVo
    .

    July 29, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • ....

      ~Don't bother watching this garbage, click the report abuse link to get rid of this troll.......

      July 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  10. BLOW UP: ISLAM BIBLE TOLD DON"T BE FRIEND OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS

    Hey read this Islam holy book http://quran.com/5/51 it said "do not take the Jews and the Christians as friends"

    The fact now not argument, let your own brain think not others opinion. This is the fact. Admit it Islam. How we can stand together with Islam immigrant in one country if your prophet Mr Mu-hammed told you to hate us. admit it Muslim.

    Sahih International
    O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

    SPREAD THIS TO ALL YOUR NEIGHBOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WATCH OUT YOUR CHILD PLAYGROUND ENVIRONMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! watch out the dogs out!!!!

    July 29, 2011 at 4:49 am |
    • Rainer Braendlein

      In Muhammad's eyes Christians are infidels that means trash!

      Evidence:

      Sura 5, Verse 72:

      They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah (himself) said: O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Lo! whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah, for him Allah hath forbidden paradise. His abode is the Fire. For evil-doers there will be no helpers.

      In Muhammad's eyes we are even evil-doers. Our abode will be Fire!

      July 29, 2011 at 10:27 am |
    • Rainer Braendlein

      Sura 9: Verse 29:

      Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.
      ( سورة التوبة , At-Taubah, Chapter #9, Verse #29)

      Note: The term "Scripture" means the Bible. "Those who have been given the Scripture" means Jews and Christians. Religion of truth means the Islam. Messenger means Muhammad.

      Conclusion: Muhammad wants Muslim countries to assault Christian countries, in order to bring them low and to collect the tax revenue of the infidels (Jews and Christians are infidels in Muhammad's eyes).

      Despite of Muhammad's hate against us, we should not hate our Muslim neigbours, because Jesus, our prophet, has told us to love everybody without any condition. Let us love the Muslims.

      My opinion: Muslims should not serve in Western armies, because they are not really safe (by the impact of the wicked Koran every secular Muslim can become a little Osama every moment!).

      July 29, 2011 at 10:47 am |
    • pfeffernusse

      Rainer Braendlein, in Islmaic tradition, Jews and Christians are honored as "people of the book" (i.e. followers of Abraham and the Old Testament).

      Try actually reading the Q'uran yourself before you condemn it.

      July 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  11. Muneef

    BBC2 has produced 'a presenter-led do-cu-mentary series' on the life of Muhammad (pbuh)
    which 'draw on the expertise and comments from the world's leading academics and commentators on Islam.'
    You will find all three parts of the do-cu-mentary in the following link.
     http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012mkh7/episodes/player
     

    July 29, 2011 at 2:28 am |
    • Reality

      The real Mohammed and what he continues to wreak upon the world:

      Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

      This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

      And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

      Current crises:

      The Sunni-Shiite blood feud and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

      July 29, 2011 at 10:42 am |
  12. Muneef

    He was set up with this accusation for refusing to go Afghanistan and since that was a big crime to accuse him with he had no chic but to revenge and die.

    It is not fair to use Muslim soldiers to fight your raciest fights against all that is Islam&Muslim...by such use you are making the Muslim American Soldier appear as a treator to his fellow Muslims in or out of the U.S.

    I think forcing him to go or set him up is a further crime than what he intended to do....peace.

    July 29, 2011 at 12:32 am |
    • Martin T

      Last time I checked our military was still an all volunteer army. This young man was NOT drafted into the military, he elected to join and as such he lost his rights to decide what he was to do and where he was to do it. So, what does this mean for you opinion? It is BS at best!

      July 29, 2011 at 7:01 am |
    • Muneef

      Martin.

      Thanks for explaining but was no need to use bad words after all I do not know the story and just guessing what could have happened... If I may ask were those bad items found with him at his family house or own flat or at training cam....?
      Were they found as hard paper copies or found on his personal computer..?
      Such fact help to figure out as to what could have happened.. This is out of curiosity only... Peace.

      July 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
    • Muneef

      Martin.

      Another thing I read few hours ago that this person is be held with out bond...although not sure what it means but think it means nothing found on him breaking the law....!?

      July 29, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  13. SCANDALS: ISLAM HOLY BOOKS SAID NO FRIENDS FOR JEWS AND CHRISTIANS

    Hey read this Islam holy book http://quran.com/5/51 it said "do not take the Jews and the Christians as friends"

    The fact now not argument, let your own brain think not others opinion. This is the fact. Admit it Islam. How we can stand together with Islam immigrant in one country if your prophet Mr Mu-hammed told you to hate us. admit it Muslim.

    Sahih International
    O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
    • Muneef

      My God where the Hell do you get such people from....jumping mouse mouse...you must be one of those kind....?

      July 29, 2011 at 12:35 am |
  14. IMPORTANT: JUST NEW!!!

    Hey read this Islam holy book http://quran.com/5/51 it said "do not take the Jews and the Christians as friends"

    The fact now not argument, let your own brain think not others opinion. This is the fact. Admit it Islam. How we can stand together with Islam immigrant in one country if your prophet Mr Mu-hammed told you to hate us. admit it Muslim.

    Sahih International
    O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

    July 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
    • Muneef

      #
      This was not written by Muslims !! 
      But maybe explains that you should start cleaning ŷour own door step;

      "Revelation shows that the power behind the throne of the Roman Empire or the beast was the devil himself (Revelation 12:8-9)". 
      Read more;
      http://www.gci.org/bible/rev/beast

      July 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  15. AvdBerg

    By reading the comments on this Blog it seems very obvious to us that all the foundations of the earth out of course (Psalms 82:5). For a better understanding of this scriptural verse we invite you to read the latest article ‘CNN Belief Blog ~ Sign of the Times’ listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    July 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
    • .....

      AvdBerg is a troll on this site trying to promote their cult and website, click the report abuse link to get rid of this troll.

      July 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
    • Anti Christian Taliban Schizophrenics

      Spammer but kudos to your pro gay stance. Usually we see you post this link though Spammer but I commend you for your pro gay stance. Usually you post this link http://www.gaychristian101.com

      July 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
    • AvdBerg

      Please visit http://www.gaychristian101.com. Learn the truth and be gay in the Lord

      July 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  16. Keith

    Maybe the suspect, the alleged terrorist, could testify for Peter King.

    July 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
    • BG

      They'd have to treat him as a Hostile Witness.

      July 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  17. Reality

    Once again:

    What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror?

    The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means. Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed.

    Then we can talk about the safety and location of mosques and what is taught therein. Until then, no male Muslim can be trusted anytime or anywhere..................................

    July 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
    • pfeffernusse

      "What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror? "

      Ameican foreign policy.

      July 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
  18. Anti Christian Taliban Schizophrenics

    He was just acting like his prophet...into young children. How people can worship a child r a p i st is beyond me????

    July 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
    • Nonimus

      Ummm.... where did children enter into it?

      July 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • Nonimus

      OIC, the background info of being charged with possession of child por.nography. Never mind.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  19. DON SHIPMAN

    What was this writer and the editor thinking? A "bevy" of materials Go to your dictionary, guys!! Maybe a slew, a lot, a bunch or even a plethora but a bevy? I don't think so. oxox Don

    July 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  20. BG

    Polygraphs while reading loyalty oaths with ongoing investigations when indicated.

    For everyone. Just start with the Muslim soldiers first.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @BG

      So what is up with my 'warm & fuzzy' friend of the blogs...?

      Regards,

      Peace...

      July 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
    • BG

      @ Peace

      Hey Peace – shout out. Actually, I'm just doing my best to avoid the atheist threads and just stick to skulking-around in the muslim ones. I'd love to get into the crux issues that are driving all this madness, but CNN certainly isn't about to broach it. I'm afraid having any rational discussion about the 'middle ground' between cultural extremism and NWO insanity is difficult, if not impossible. Everyone is far too polarized in their own little worlds.

      Maybe by design? (no, I'm not like that... really.)

      July 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
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