Imam of London mosque convicted of terror charges in New York City

Imam of London mosque convicted of terror charges in New York City

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) --The imam of a London mosque faces life in a U.S. prison after being convicted Monday in New York on federal terrorism charges.
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Hamza pleads not guilty in NYC

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Abu Hamza, the radical Muslim cleric extradited from Britain after a lengthy court fight, pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges Tuesday in New York.
UK extraditing pro-al-Qaida cleric to U.S.

UK extraditing pro-al-Qaida cleric to U.S.

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza who preached pro-al-Qaida sermons at a London mosque will be extradited to the United States, British officials said.

Imam allegedly told followers to kill

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The prosecution in the trial in Britain of Abu Hamza told the court the Muslim cleric encouraged his followers to kill those he deemed to be non-believers.

Yemen wants Britain to hand over extremist

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Yemen will renew demands for the extradition of Abu Hamza al-Masri, one of the most radical Islamic figures in Britain, who is wanted for terrorism.

Yemen seeks Abu Hamza's extradition

SANAA, Yemen, May 29 (UPI) -- The Yemeni government said Saturday it will renew demands for the extradition from Britain of a Muslim cleric wanted by the United States on terror charges.

Ex-London imam charged in United States

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- A Muslim cleric has been arrested in London on U.S. terrorism charges, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday in Manhattan.

Abu Hamza al-Masri (أبو حمزة المصري Abū Ḥamzah al-Maṣriy) (15 April 1958) is an extremist Sunni Muslim who lives in the United Kingdom and is known for his preaching against non-Muslims.

Abu Hamza was born Mustafa Kamel Mustafa in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1958. He is the son of a middle class army officer. In 1979, he entered the UK on a student visa. He studied civil engineering at Brighton Polytechnic.

On May 16, 1980, he married Valerie Traverso (now Fleming), a Catholic convert to Islam, and had a son, Mohammed Mustafa Kamel. He acquired British citizenship following three years of marriage. In 1984, he divorced his wife, because she had failed to divorce her previous husband until 1982. The marriage was void. It is not known whether Abu Hamza was aware of this; if he was, his British citizenship could be invalidated.

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