Skip to comments.Radical Cleric May Face US Terror Charges (UK - Abu Hamza)
Posted on 01/31/2007 8:28:29 AM PST by blam
Radical cleric may face US terror charges
By Sally Peck and agencies
Last Updated: 2:20pm GMT 31/01/2007
The jailed radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza could face terror charges in the US after a judge today rejected his attempt to overturn his UK convictions.
Hamza, 48, was jailed for seven years in February last year for soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred.
Abu Hamza was the head preacher at London's Finsbury Park mosque
In the US he faces charges including trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, conspiring to take hostages in Yemen and facilitating terrorist training in Afghanistan.
Washington is seeking Hamza's "temporary surrender" under the 2003 Extradition Act.
London's City of Westminster Magistrates Court today set a date for a four-day extradition hearing after being told that the House of Lords had refused Hamza leave to appeal against his convictions in the UK.
Hamza, who appeared via video link from Belmarsh Prison, spoke only to confirm that he understood what was happening.
Once tried in the US he would then be returned to Britain to complete his jail term before being extradited again to serve any sentence handed down in the US.
District Judge Timothy Workman remanded Hamza in custody until the start of the extradition hearing on May 16.
Earlier this month the radical preacher was ordered to repay more than £1 million in legal aid which he was granted during his Old Bailey trial.
Saddam's swingset.....! chuckle.
Look, it's my main man!
Hang him high!
Left hand tied behind back and a prison cell full of fleas.
I just don't even like the idea of this dirtwad on US soil for any reason.
We won't send him while you might hang him.....
He's got his human rights remember!
Hey and please take this as sarcasm. I'm just old, right wing and grumpy. Moreso as the days go by.
Murderous scum like him have no rights, but a death wish.
Yeah, I know, but try telling that to our prissy government. The Somali Guy who killed the woman police Officer was only here and able to kill despite serious previous offences because the govenment would not send him back to Somalia as it would breach his human rights. Guess where did he escape to in a Burkha? .....
(no prize duly given)
If there is one more attack in the UK or here in the States, we will see Wyatt Earp style frontier justice. Just being a muslim will be hazardous to their health.