Report: Another jihadist plot against American soldiers on American soil; Alert gun dealer, local police blew the whistle
Two days ago, I noted the little-noted sentencing of Little Rock jihadist Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who killed 24-year-old Private William Long and gravely wounded 18-year-old Private Quinton Ezeagwula at a recruiting center in a bloody shooting spree targeting our military on American soil. Muhammad got life without parole.
Accused Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan still awaits his court martial scheduled for next March — and still maintains his rank and salary while the wheels of justice grind slowly.
In June, the FBI exposed a Seattle jihadi plot against the military with two Muslim avengers who compared themselves to Hasan.
And also in June, the feds arrested Muslim Marine reservist Jonathan Melaku in an attempted Pentagon bombing. He was also tied through ballistics to a series of Beltway-area military building target shootings.
Now, via Fox News, there’s word of another plot on American soldiers on American soil. Possibly three conspirators are allegedly involved.
I guess I’m supposed to be silent about this.
At least one U.S. military serviceman has been arrested after raising concerns over another possible attack on Fort Hood, Fox News has learned exclusively.
Pvt. Nasser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was arrested by the Killeen Police Department near Fort Hood and remains in custody there. Authorities, however, will not say if Abdo is the one who raised security concerns.
Abdo was allegedly found with 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.
Bob Jenkins, a Fort Campbell spokesman, told Fox News that Abdo was also being investigated for child pornography found on his government computer.
Abdo went AWOL on July 4. On the eve of his first deployment to Afghanistan — after only one year in the Army — Abdo applied for conscientious objector status. It was denied by his superiors at Ft. Campbell but later overturned by the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Army review board.
Just as an alert citizen helped bring down the Fort Dix plot in NJ, it was an alert citizen in Killeen TX who reportedly helped crack this latest alleged plot against Fort Hood.
Rep. John Carter reports:
House Army Caucus Co-Chairman John Carter (R-TX31) is praising Killeen police and a local gun dealer who have apparently stopped another attack on Fort Hood through early detection and teamwork
“Thanks to quick action by a Texas gun dealer in alerting local police to a suspicious character, and a prompt and vigorous response by the Killeen Police Department, we may well have averted a repeat of the tragic 2009 radical Islamic terror attack on our nation’s largest military installation. We now have an example of what works to prevent these type attacks, and as the coming days reveal more details about this attempt, we can determine better ways to thwart similar efforts in the future.”
According to preliminary information provided to Carter’s office, Killeen gun dealer Guns Galore, the same store used by November 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting suspect Major Nidal Hasan to purchase weapons used in that attack, called Killeen police concerning a “suspicious male” who purchased gunpowder, shotgun ammunition, and magazine for a semi-automatic handgun.
Killeen police investigations revealed the suspect also purchased uniforms with Fort Hood unit patches from a local military surplus store. On questioning, the suspect reportedly admitted to planning an attack on Fort Hood, and was taken into custody last night.
The suspect is identified only as U.S. Army PFC Abdul, and is allegedly AWOL from Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Unconfirmed news reports say two more soldiers in possession of weapons may have been taken into custody today in the case.
Carter, a former Texas judge, says a full investigation of the attempt should answer whether the suspect or suspects had previously been identified by the Army as security threats, what actions had been taken in the event there was any prior display of suspicious activities or behavior, and whether there are any links to known terrorists groups or individuals.
If you see something, say something — even if the usual suspects will whip out their “Islamophobia!” tar brushes faster than Quick Draw McGraw.
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