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Abu Hamza al-Masri

Britain Hails Conviction Of Radical Muslim Preacher In Manhattan

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — The British government Tuesday praised the terrorism conviction in New York of a radical Muslim cleric it spent a decade trying to expel to the U.S. for prosecution and vowed to prevent such drawn-out extraditions from happening again. Abu Hamza al-Masri faces life in prison after being found […]

May 20, 2014

British Imam Found Guilty In Terrorism Trial

By John Riley, Newsday NEW YORK — Abu Hamza al-Masri, the handless one-eyed British imam whose incendiary Islamist rhetoric made him a lightning rod for controversy in the aftermath of September 11, was convicted Monday on terrorism charges in a federal court in Manhattan. On their second day of deliberation after a five-week trial, jurors […]

May 19, 2014

Cleric Testifies He Was ‘A Mouthpiece,’ Not A Terrorist

By John Riley, Newsday NEW YORK — Abu Hamza al-Masri testified at his terrorism trial Monday that he was merely a “mouthpiece” for Islamist movements and compared his role to Irish political leader Gerry Adams’ as an IRA front man. “I was acting as a mouthpiece, like Gerry Adams,” he said. “And like Gerry Adams . […]

May 13, 2014