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Cleric Abu Hamza Arrested by U.K. Police, Sky News Reports
Bloomberg, Sky News ^ | 27MAY04 | Bloomberg, Sky News

Posted on 05/27/2004 12:11:27 AM PDT by familyop

Edited on 07/19/2004 2:14:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

May 27 (Bloomberg) -- Police in the U.K. arrested Abu Hamza al-Masri, a Muslim cleric, who has had his U.K. citizenship removed, Sky News reported.

A police statement said a 47-year-old man was arrested during a raid at his home at about 3 a.m. London time. The arrest came after a request from the U.S. government for Abu Hamza's extradition, Sky said, citing the police statement. The man is being held in custody and will appear in a London court today, the Sky report said.

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1 posted on 05/27/2004 12:11:29 AM PDT by familyop
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To: familyop

BTW, he was stripped of his UK citizenship last year, IIRC. Most of the British news sites are reporting, at this time, only that Scotland Yard reported that a "British citizen" has been arrested. They are also reporting that Home Secretary David Blunkett once said that Hamza should have his UK citizenship taken away.

The media outlets over there are doing their best to stir the pot against the USA on Euro-sovereignty/empire issues, IMO.

2 posted on 05/27/2004 12:19:03 AM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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