Abu Hamza Sentenced To Life In U.S. Prison

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Radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza has been sentenced to life in prison by a New York court. He was found guilty of a number of terrorist crimes, including:

  • The 1998 abduction of 16 Western tourists by providing Yemeni kidnappers with strategical advice and a satellite phone. 
  • Conspiring to set up a terror training camp in Oregon, U.S. in 1999.
  • Providing supportive material to Al-Qaeda
  • Assisting the Taliban 
  • Sending terrorist recruits to Afghanistan.

During the trail  jurors heard a tape in which Hamza (real name Mustafa Kamel Mustafa) said: “Everybody was happy when the planes hit the World Trade Center.

RT.com reports:

Prosecutors urged a life sentence for a man they called a “global terrorist leader who orchestrated plots around the world.”

His lawyers said the court should take Hamza’s disabilities into account – including being blind in one eye, having had both forearms amputated, diabetes and high blood pressure – when handing down sentence.

They argued he should not receive a life sentence and that Hamza should be sent to a prison medical facility instead of a maximum security prison.

Hamza revealed he lost his hands in an accidental explosion two decades ago in Pakistan, where he claimed he was working as an engineer.

The Egyptian-born father of nine gained notoriety for encouraging violence, as he spread inflammatory messages at the London Finsbury Park Mosque, which he led, following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

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