The second Fort Hood would-be terrorist
August 02, 2011, 03:39 PM
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Ironically, Pvt. Naser Abdo, who was arrested last week after buying guns and explosives at the same gunshop outside of Fort Hood where Maj. Hassan bought his gun for his spree killing in 2009, was profiled in 2010 by ABC News: Devout Muslim Soldier Hopes to Avoid Deployment to Afghanistan.” Here are some great quotes from that year-old article:

Although Fort Campbell employs an imam on base, Abdo prefers instead to seek counsel from his personal circle of Islamic advisers, he said. ”In my experience, they don’t know their religion,” he said of base imams. “They don’t know their faith.” … 

Now, he said, he wants out of the Army so he can spend his life combating what he called Islamaphobia and advocating Islam as a peaceful religion. …

“I want to use my experience to show Muslims how we can lead our lives,” he said. “And to try and put a good positive spin out there that Islam is a good, peaceful religion. We’re not all terrorists, you know?”