GI Jihad: Abdo said he would continue his jihad “until the day the dead are called to account for their deeds.”

WACO, Texas — An AWOL soldier remained defiant Friday as a judge sentenced him to life in federal prison for collecting bomb-making materials to carry out what he told authorities would be a massive attack on a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood troops.

Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, a Muslim, was planning a religious mission seeking justice for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a recorded jail conservation with his mother played for jurors at trial.

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