Abu Hamza found guilty

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    Yep, the firebrand handless UK muslim cleric has been found guilty:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4689556.stm
    Watch this space for his sentencing at 14:15 GMT (He's wanted for extradition to the US):)
     
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    Yep, the madman has been given 7 yrs each for 8 of the 11 charges he was found guilty on (all to run concurrently). His extradition case to the US is yet to be resolved. In case any of you don't know who he is ->
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4644960.stm
     
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    Guilty of 6 charges of soliciting to murder
    Guilty of 3 charges related to "stirring up racial hatred"
    Guilty of 1 charge of owning recordings related to "stirring up racial hatred"
    Guilty of 1 charge of possessing "terrorist encyclopaedia"
    Not guilty of 3 charges of soliciting to murder
    Not guilty of 1 charge related to "stirring up racial hatred"

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    Looks like the court did the right thing.
     
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    It seems that no-one knows how he lost his hands and one of his eyes (apparently it happened while he was in Afghanistan in the '90s). He himself is silent on the subject.

    Anyone care to hazard a guess?
     
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    From an In an interview with the CBC:

    CBC:
    How did you loose your hands?

    Abu Hamza:
    I lost my hands in Afghanistan. I was helping the Kashmirs and the Afghanis in roads in engineering work and then the mine blew up.

    Other think he was making a bomb and it blew up.

    http://www.cbc.ca/national/news/recruiters/hamza_interview.html
     
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    lol Exactly what I thought.
    A landmine would have got his legs, unless ofcourse he was fiddling around with it for some other purpose...
    (CBC is obviously better informed than BBC TV regarding this matter):)
     
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    OK.

    And......
     
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    wow quicker reply than i could do my edit!
     

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