A federal jury in Texas convicted Private First Class Naser Jason Abdo of plotting a terrorist attack against a restaurant near Fort Hood, in revenge for the actions of the American military in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some accounts suggest that Islamic beliefs may have played a part in Pvt. Abdo’s intended attack.
In other news, early returns in the Egyptian presidential election indicate that the Muslim Brotherhood candidate received the largest percentage of votes. He and another Salafist combined reportedly accounted for 47%, not an absolute majority, but still an impressive showing.
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