Abu Hamza gets life in prison on U.S. terrorism conviction

Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza al-Masri, is seen leading prayers outside the North London Central Mosque, in Finsbury Park, north London in this January 24, 2003 file photograph.

(Reuters) – Radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, eight months after he was convicted of federal terrorism charges in New York.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan imposed the sentence on the one-eyed, handless Abu Hamza, whom jurors had found guilty of providing a satellite phone and advice to Yemeni militants who kidnapped Western tourists in 1998, leading to the deaths of four hostages.

The defendant was also convicted of sending two followers to Oregon to establish a militant training camp, and dispatching an associate to Afghanistan to aid al Qaeda and the Taliban against the United States.

“Abu Hamza was not convicted for his words,” federal prosecutor Edward Kim told Forrest prior to the sentencing. “His crimes truly spanned the globe, from Yemen to Afghanistan to the United States”…

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  • Looks like Hamza had links to the Kouachi Murderers:

    Revealed, chilling web of terror linking Paris fanatics with Isis commander, Abu Hamza and Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. So why weren’t they stopped?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2903584/Paris-gunmen-linked-Abu-Hamza-Abu-Qatada-Isis-commander.html#ixzz3OMV4HXoK

  • Maurixio Garcia S

    I remembered this guy he was making the streets of London as a mosque of terror,directing and recruiting terrorists to attacked the West,he deserves what he asked for.

  • robins111

    Could they please make sure, he’s lodged in the same wing as all the Aryan Brotherhood guys., Please, please

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I’ll be surprise if he does not spend every year of the rest of his life in solitary confinement.
      It won’t be ‘easy time’.

      • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

        c’est tres bien.

  • chayisun

    Another moderate muslim sent to the Big House. Should have executed this trash. Now that he is in prison hope they feed him to Bubba……

  • ontario john

    But his conviction had nothing to do with islam.

  • Ed

    Playing with his chubbie in that photo?

  • cmh

    He’ll just run his racket from his cell….don’t think he won’t.

  • Everyone Else

    How many converts will he create in prison?

  • JoKeR
  • Martin B

    It’s cause for rejoicing that this stinking Muzloid will never see the light of day again, but his wife and clan of little jihadis are sucking the blood of British taxpayers to the tune of millions:

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/05/22/uk-family-of-abu-hamza-convicted-on-11-counts-of-terrorism-in-ny-living-in-luxury-funded-by-british-taxpayers/

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    He’ll have to trade in his hooks for a spoon and a nosepicker/arsescratcher…

  • Maggat

    It would be interesting to watch him try to scratch his ass while he’s trying to hang wallpaper.