Skip to comments.NYPD HERO HELPS BRITS HOOK THE EVIL PREACHER CREATURE
Posted on 05/27/2004 11:38:02 PM PDT by kattracks
May 28, 2004 -- An NYPD cop has accomplished what federal investigators and Britain's top terror-busters have failed to do for years crack the case against a fanatical cleric implicated in a deadly Yemeni hostage-taking and a scheme to open a jihad school in Oregon. It took veteran Detective George Corey and his precision grilling of an unidentified jihadi already in custody to build enough evidence for British authorities to arrest London radical and accused al Qaeda recruiter Abu Hamza al-Masri, considered a top prize among terror suspects.
Al-Masri a one-eyed, hook-handed radical who has praised the 9/11 attacks and whose followers included suspected 20th highjacker Zacarias Moussaoui and shoe bomber Richard Reid will be held in Britain until the United States can extradite him on an 11-count indictment.
Brass from the FBI-NYPD joint terrorism task force said nobody could have done the critical interrogation job more effectively than a New York City cop and Corey ranks with the best.
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Life imitates art? I seem to recall that Nelson DeMille's terrorist-busting hero in The Lion's Game was a NYPD cop named Corey. Superb book BTW. Some WTC second attack foreshadowing too. Published in 2000.