Muslim Soldier Found Guilty of Ft. Hood Terror Plot

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A federal jury found a Muslim soldier guilty of plotting to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood soldiers.

Pfc. Naser Abdo was convicted of all six charges against him. The most serious charge, attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, could put him in prison for life.

Abdo went AWOL from Fort Cambell in Kentucky last summer. He then traveled to Texas and was arrested after a gun shop manager thought he looked suspicious. Bomb making materials, a loaded gun, ammunition and a stun gun were all found in his hotel room.

The 22-year-old converted to Islam at the age of 17. When police asked him why he was planning to attack soldiers he said, "because I didn't appreciate what my unit did in Afghanistan."

Prosecutors played a recorded conversation that Abdo had with his mother while in jail. When she asked him why he planned the attack he said, "The reason is religion mom, there is no other reason."

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