via the Investigative Project on Terrorism:
A former U.S. Army soldier was sentenced to life in prison for plotting to launch an attack on the Fort Hood military base in Texas. Naser Jason Abdo was arrested in Killeen, Tex. in July 2009 for attempting to detonate a bomb in a restaurant popular with soldiers stationed at Fort Hood. At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol and a copy of bomb-making instructions from al-Qaida's Inspire magazine.
Abdo was found by police at America's Best Value Inn and Suites in Killeen, Tx. During questioning, he "admitted that he planned to assemble two bombs in the hotel room using gun powder and shrapnel packed into pressure cookers to detonate inside an unspecified restaurant frequented by soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas." He told police "he intended to conduct an attack against Killeen and Ft. Hood."
A convert to Islam, Abdo enlisted in the U.S. military and was based at Fort Campbell, Ky. with the 101st Airborne Division. But Abdo's religious beliefs started to conflict with his military career. In June 2010, after only one year in the Army, he filed for conscientious objector status prior to his first deployment to Afghanistan. He was granted the objector status and his unit was deployed to Afghanistan without him. In his application for objector status, Abdo questioned "whether going to war was the right thing to do Islamically." His objector status was however put on hold in May 2011 after he was charged with possession of child pornography. He went AWOL two months later during the July 4th weekend. (continue reading at the IPT)