Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Distraction: Brits Jail Pirate Cleric

From the Sydney Herald...

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of incitement of racial hatred and soliciting murder.

Sentencing the hook-handed, one-eyed imam at London's Old Bailey court, Judge Anthony Hughes said Hamza used his authority to encourage his audiences that killing was a religious duty.


When asked how he got the hook, Abu Hamza al-Masri said that his hand was cut off by infidels while fighting in Afghanistan.

When asked how he lost his eye, he said that pigeon droppings fell into it - on the first day he got his new hook.


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