Update: The Austin American-Statesman notes that Abdo received two life sentences today, plus an additional 60 years in prison.
The daily reports that Abdo expressed no remorse at sentencing:
“I don’t ask the court for mercy because Allah is the one who gives me mercy,” Adbo said, referring to God in Arabic. He said he was motivated by what he called crimes committed by the U.S. and the U.S. military against Muslims.
“I have continued to answer the call of jihad and will continue to the day I am called to account for my deeds,” he continued.
Original post: This morning, a federal judge sentenced the AWOL soldier convicted of plotting to blow up a restaurant popular with Fort Hood troops to life in prison.
Private First Class Naser Jason Abdo was found guilty in May of charges including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Killeen police arrested Abdo last July with bomb-making materials.
Before he went AWOL, the Army listed Abdo as an infantryman who was stationed at Fort Campbell beginning in July 2009.