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Egyptian Cleric Arrives, Makes No Plea in Court

Abu Hamza al-Masri, four others taken to federal courts

(Newser) - A partially blind extremist Egyptian-born preacher and four other terrorism suspects appeared in federal courts today, hours after they lost years-long extradition fights in Britain and were transported to the US under tight security to face trial. The preacher, Abu Hamza al-Masri, entered no plea to charges of conspiring with... More »

UK to Extradite Radical Muslim, 4 Others to US

Abu Hamza al-Masri loses appeal in British court

(Newser) - A European court ruled today that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges, including allegedly trying to set up an al-Qaeda training camp in rural Oregon. The decision ends a long-running legal battle and means that al-Masri, considered one of... More »

Chicago Cops: Protesters Planned to Hit Obama HQ

Mayor's house also alleged target; trio says police set them up

(Newser) - Prosecutors say three men arrested in a raid on a Chicago apartment had planned to attack President Obama's campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home, police stations, and other targets. The trio was arrested Wednesday in a nighttime raid in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. They're... More »

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