Abu Hamza al-Masri

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Egyptian Cleric Found Guilty on All Counts

Abu Hamza al-Masri found guilty of terrorism

(Newser) - A radical London imam who was extradited to the US on terrorism charges was found guilty today on all 11 counts, Reuters reports. Prosecutors accused Abu Hamza al-Masri—who is partially blind and has no hands—of trying to build a terrorist training camp in Oregon, shipping off a young... More »

Egyptian Cleric Pleads Not Guilty in NY Court

Abu Hamza al-Masri accused of backing US terror training camp

(Newser) - Abu Hamza al-Masri has pleaded not guilty of conspiring to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon. The Egyptian cleric entered the plea in New York City today after being extradited from Britain , the AP reports. Two others who arrived from the UK, Khaled al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary,... More »

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 »

Radical Cleric to Be Extradited to US

Al-Masri, 4 others might be on a plane today

(Newser) - Radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other terror suspects who have fought for years to avoid facing charges in the United States have no more grounds for appeal and can be extradited from Britain immediately, Britain's High Court ruled today. The British government said it planned to put... More »

Radical London Cleric Still Fighting Extradition to US

Abu Hamza al-Masri launches new attempt

(Newser) - Abu Hamza al-Masri isn't giving up: Days after the European Court of Human Rights rejected his attempt to avoid extradition to the US on terror charges, al-Masri has launched a new attempt with the High Court. A judge issued interim injunctions after receiving the applications so that al-Masri... 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 »

Radical London Cleric Will Face NY Terror Trial

'Hook' linked to 1998 Yemen attacks; preached martyrdom

(Newser) - Radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza, known to FBI agents as “hook” because of his metal hand, will be sent to New York to face terrorism charges, ABC News reports. British officials said today they plan to extradite within 28 days the former leader of a London mosque, who faces... More »

UK Court OKs Radical Cleric's US Extradition

Al-Masri tried to build a terrorist training camp in Oregon, US says

(Newser) - Radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri could be extradited to the US, thanks to a British court ruling today. Hamza is serving a seven-year prison term for inciting his congregation to murder, but US charges, which include attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, could put the... More »

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