There is so much wrong with this story, where to begin? I will stick with the facts instead.
In June 2011 Mr. Abdo was granted conscientious objector status by the US Army. Mr. Abdo had claimed after studying the Qu'ran and Islamic law that he could not fight in Afghanistan or Iraq. Then on the weekend of July 4th Mr. Abdo went absent without leave [AWOL] from Ft. Campbell KY after being charged with possession of child pornography. He was arrested near Ft. Hood, TX in his motel room. A citizen called in to police saying a man had smokeless gunpowder and other items in his hotel room. Mr. Abdo is now in jail in Kileen TX on the child porn charges. FBI does not think anyone else was involved.
Time for soapbox rant. I think the US military should boot out anyone who asks for conscientous objector status. They should be treated worse than anyone who has failed basic training. A thank you letter for trying and nothing else, no benefits or GI Bill. Zilch. After all they volunteered to join and then got cold feet. Being a weak sister should not be rewarded in any way with benefits or even a Entry Level Seperation. Rant off.
July 29, 2011 Update - Adbo in his court apperance on charges of possessing an unregistered destructive device gave a shout out for Nidal Hassan, the butcher of Ft. Hood. Firing squad sounds like a good idea for both pieces of filth.