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UK cleric Abu Hamza's trial opens [Captain Hook]
CNN ^ | July 5, 2005

Posted on 07/05/2005 5:20:24 PM PDT by Alouette

LONDON, England (AP) -- Radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Mazri has appeared in a London court on charges including encouraging the murder of Jews and other non-Muslims.

Tuesday had been set for the start of Abu Hamza's trial, but the first session was taken up with legal arguments, which are expected to continue all week. Court orders forbid any reporting of the arguments, which take place without a jury present.

Abu Hamza, wearing a blue smock and with neatly trimmed gray hair and beard, was surrounded by four guards as he stood in the dock at the Central Criminal Court.

He pleaded innocent to all charges at a hearing in January.

"From my point of view and Abu Hamza's point of view, we don't see Muslims as terrorists, we see the Western governments as the real terrorists," the cleric's spokesman, Abu Abdullah, said in a telephone interview.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuhamza; almazri; alqaedauk; gwot; hook; jihadineurope; terrortrials

1 posted on 07/05/2005 5:20:24 PM PDT by Alouette
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2 posted on 07/05/2005 5:21:30 PM PDT by Alouette (The only thing learned from history is that nobody ever learns from history.)
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To: Alouette

Where is the alligator with the clock that drives Hook mad??


3 posted on 07/05/2005 5:23:15 PM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: Alouette

Is that Fisk in the background? Ha ha ha. I haven't heard much of his yapping lately, is he still around?


4 posted on 07/05/2005 5:27:17 PM PDT by TheOtherOne (The scales of Justice are unbalanced.)
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Yup, that him.

5 posted on 07/05/2005 5:28:02 PM PDT by TheOtherOne (The scales of Justice are unbalanced.)
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To: TheOtherOne

It's an old Photoshop, I'll have to update it with bin Galloway.


6 posted on 07/05/2005 5:28:34 PM PDT by Alouette (The only thing learned from history is that nobody ever learns from history.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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7 posted on 07/05/2005 6:04:12 PM PDT by SJackson (Israel should know if you push people too hard they will explode in your faces, Abed. palestinian)
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To: TheOtherOne

The crocodile ate him..


8 posted on 07/05/2005 8:25:30 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: Alouette
"From my point of view and Abu Hamza's point of view, we don't see Muslims as terrorists"

Hmmm, we certainly not all or even most Muslims are terrorists. But I'll be this clown and Abu Hamza well-applauded these highly-disappointed-they-didn't-get-72-virgins-and-fell-for-the-lie-useful-idiots


9 posted on 07/05/2005 10:07:36 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle

Yep.


10 posted on 07/06/2005 7:12:45 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alouette
The Egyptian-born cleric -- who has one eye and hooks for hands, which he says were lost fighting Soviet troops in Afghanistan in the 1980s --

Sounds to me more likely he failed Bomb Making - 101.

Or maybe he just couldn't read the instructions with His Acme Bomb Building Kit since they where written in English and Spanish.

11 posted on 07/06/2005 10:59:19 AM PDT by mississippi red-neck (You will never win the war on terrorism by fighting it in Iraq and funding it in the West Bank.)
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