British Officials Welcome Cleric’s Conviction

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The charming Mostafa Kamel Mostafa, aka Abu Hamza: such a nice guy, no wonder some are less than happy, plus NYT always write “balanced reports,” unless the other side is the ”far right.”

LONDON (NYT) — The conviction of a radical British Muslim cleric in New York this week drew praise from the British prime minister and home secretary on Tuesday, but some Muslims in the London neighborhood where the cleric once preached said they were troubled by his prosecution.

The cleric, Mostafa Kamel Mostafa, 56, known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, was convicted on numerous terrorism charges on Monday, two years after he lost a lengthy battle against extradition from Britain.

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was “good that he has faced justice” but lamented that it took years to extradite Mr. Mostafa, who was first arrested in London in 2004 on a warrant from the United States but successfully appealed extradition numerous times.

The British government “should reflect on whether we can extradite faster,” including moving through the appeals process more quickly, Mr. Cameron told the BBC on Tuesday. Home Secretary Theresa May said in a statement that the government had struggled to extradite Mr. Mostafa because he “used every opportunity, over many years, to frustrate and delay the extradition process.”

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Click on post title to read more on Mr. Mostafa and other creeps...especially if you think Muslim immigration to the West is nifty idea...
A misunderstood individual. The Americans should release Mr Hamza forthwith and issue a full apology. His is the religion of peace.

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