And here we have yet another example of what Republicans screamed from the mountaintops could not happen, a Muslim terrorist was convicted in a civilian court in Manhattan and will now spend the rest of his life in a supermax prison for his crimes. Gee, who could have predicted that?
The notorious hate preacher Abu Hamza is likely to die behind bars in a maximum-security US prison after a New York jury on Monday night convicted him of a series of terrorism charges.
The conviction marks the final stage of a 10-year battle to have Hamza extradited from the UK and brought to trial in the US.
It is believed Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will now begin moves to strip Hamza of his British citizenship, making him “stateless” and formally ending his 34-year connection to the UK.
A jury sitting just half a mile from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan found the former imam of Finsbury Park mosque in north London guilty on all 11 counts after a five-week trial. His charges related to organising a terrorist camp in the US, hostage taking in Yemen and sending one of his followers from London to train with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan…He will be sentenced at a hearing on September 9, two days before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States by al-Qaeda.
The judge is expected to hand down a life sentence which he will almost certainly serve in the federal “supermax” high-security prison in Colorado that houses several other convicted terrorists.
Wait, you mean a civilian trial didn’t result in some huge threat to the people of NYC? It didn’t result in the release of classified information that put the country at risk? It didn’t lead to terrorists being coddled and escaping justice? But that’s what the right wing swore it would do when they threw a huge hissy fit over trying detainees at Gitmo in civilian courts. How about that.