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London imam Abu Hamza convicted of U.S. terrorism charges

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 00:43

May.20 - London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri is convicted of terrorism charges in New York following a four-week trial that shined a spotlight on the preacher's controversial anti-Western statements. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Abu Hamza al-Masri was convicted of terrorism charges in New York on Monday. A jury found the 56-year-old London imam guilty on all 11 counts. Among the charges… Aiding a group of Yemeni militants... Dispatching two followers to Oregon to set up a militant training camp.... And sending an associate to Afghanistan to help al Qaeda and the Taliban. Abu Hamza's lawyers argued the government's case rested largely on the preacher's controversial anti-Western statements. He was known for his incendiary sermons at a mosque in north London, where he became one of Britain's most prominent radical Islamic voices. The one-eyed and handless cleric could now face life in prison. .

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London imam Abu Hamza convicted of U.S. terrorism charges

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 00:43