Abu Hamza outside Finbury Park mosque - Abu Hamza al-Masri has been found guilty of supporting terrorism by a court in New York and sentenced to life in prison. But who is the man who became the most prominent radical cleric in the United Kingdom?
The conviction in a #US #court this week of the radical #Islamist Abu Hamza Al Masri was finally secured after a lengthy #legal process by his lawyers aimed at avoiding extradition proceedings in the UK. Hamza came to the #UK in 1979, married an #English woman and was granted citizenship.
The Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri denied preaching racial hatred in a British courtroom on Thursday. Al-Masri has been linked to the would-be shoe-bomber Richard Reid and stands accused of starting a terrorist training camp in Oregon. Most news reports also mention that al-Masri has only one eye and no hands. It seems like we're always hearing about blind or half-blind Muslim clerics—
A British Muslim cleric known for having hook prostheses in place of hands, and infamous for inspiring some of the most high profile terrorist acts in the last 15 years, entered a plea of not guilty in federal court Tuesday. It's part of what's expected to be a year-long legal process for Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, who's better known by his nom de guerre, Abu Hamza al Masri.