By Thomas Madison
This scumbag would have blood on his hands…. if he had hands. It seems he was the unfortunate victim of an accidental explosion in Pakistan some years ago which claimed an eye and both hands. Not exactly at the top of his bomb-making class, I reckon.
Extradited to the United States in 2012 after six years in a British prison for “inciting murder and racial hatred,” Abu Hamza has now been convicted in US federal court of terrorism and will be sentenced on January 9, 2015.
In the meantime he is begging for American mercy and leniency.
Uh-huh. Cry me a river.
Lawyers seek leniency in sentencing of imam convicted of terrorism
Abu Hamza was convicted aiding terrorists who kidnapped tourists in Yemen in 1998
Defense lawyers for an Islamic cleric convicted of terrorism charges argued that he should serve his time in a prison medical facility because of severe disabilities.The former imam of the north London Finsbury Park mosque, real name Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, is to be sentenced on January 9 2015.
His lawyers argued that he would face cruel and unusual punishment if his disabilities, which are amputated forearms, psoriasis, diabetes and high blood pressure, are not taken into account.
Federal prosecutors dismissed the concerns of his lawyer saying the Abu Hamza “waged a global war of jihad against those that he considered infidels. He sent men to American soil to learn how to fight and kill in support of that war.”
A letter from Jeffery D. Allen, chief of health programs for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, was also submitted by federal prosecutors explaining that Abu Hamza will receive a full medical evaluation and will be assessed by a prosthetic specialist following his sentencing.
The charges against him pre-dated the 9/11 attacks on New York and were over the 1998 abduction of 16 Western tourists in Yemen, four of whom were killed in a military rescue operation.
He was also accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in the United States in 1999, and of promoting “violent jihad” on a global scale