Rough Justice : Terrorist cleric Abu Hamza Al Masri attacked by inmate "who wanted to show ...exactly what they think of him"
Schadefreude v.s. Sturm und Drang :Will Abu Hamza's lawyers now request his extradition to the US for his protection ?
MIM:The British tabloid headline above referred to deporting Hamza and stripping him of his citizenship.(Hamza is wanted in Yemen for his connection to the Cole bombings).
Before going to jail Hamza was collecting thousands of pounds in welfare benefits and the police protection which enable Hamza and his followers to pray outside the Finsbury Park mosque, (which was 'home' to shoe bomber Richard Reid and other terrorists),cost taxpayers nearly 90.000 pounds. Hamza's legal defense is expected to cost millions, since he and his lawyers ( at least one of whom is a Muslim), are filing motions intended to drain taxpayer and government money and resources, and to and use the case to eliciti media coverage for phony charges of anti Muslim discrimination'. No doubt this alleged 'attack' will be exploited to the hilt to promote Hamza as a 'martyr'.
Since being in jail Hamza has cost the British taxpayers thousands of pounds in medical fees (which included 5,000 for a new 'hook') and a chiropedist's visit after Hamza claimed he was 'having trouble walking' due to 'long toenails' which 'prevented' him from appearing in a video hookup for a court hearing . http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/370
A prison spokesman also announced the planned building of a new 1.6 million pound mosque ($ &3,200 ml) to accomodate Hamza and his cronies who claimed they could not pray in the exisiting chapel. Adding further 'insult to injury', Hamza also announced he was suing the welfare department for back payments for him and his family totalling thousands of poundshttp://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/123345/1/.html
It appears that the inmate who beat Hamza, because "he wanted to show Hamza exactly what they thought of him" expressed the sentiments of many Britons.
One tabloid headline gleefully proclaimed :"Crook smacks Hook"(!)
Cleric attacked in prison
"It was a violent physical incident involving another inmate but I do not know whether a weapon was used," Mussa said. "There is no information on whether he received treatment.
"There are some tasty characters in there. They don't care about getting caught and one of them wanted to show Hamza exactly what they think of him."
Belmarsh prison in London holds some of Britain's most dangerous prisoners.
Mussa said the former imam had previously received threats from other prisoners.
Hamza, 47, a distinctive figure with one eye and a hooked hand, was charged in October with 10 counts of soliciting murder. The little-used charge relates to inciting others to murder unspecified people and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. His trial will begin in July.
In Hamza's case it is connected to alleged incitement by the cleric at public gatherings to kill non-Muslims, specifically Jews, according to four of the charges.
He was also charged with four counts of using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour with intent to stir up racial hatred; one count of possessing threatening, abusive or insulting sound recordings; and one count of possessing a terrorist document.
Hamza is sought for extradition by the United States on separate charges, with this process suspended until the British court case is completed.
Cleric Abu Hamza Al-Masri Is Attacked in U.K. Jail, Sun Reports
March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Abu Hamza al-Masri, a Muslim cleric charged with inciting violence, was attacked in London's Belmarsh jail where he is being held, the Sun newspaper reported on its Web site, citing an unidentified prison official.
The newspaper said the cleric, who is also wanted by U.S. authorities, was "viciously" attacked, without providing any more information.
Al-Masri in October was charged by a U.K. court with 16 offenses, including encouraging the murder of non-Muslims and inciting racial hatred, which halted proceedings by the U.S. government to extradite him.
Al-Masri, 47, faces 10 counts of encouraging the murder of non-Muslims at public meetings and four of using "threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior with the aim of stirring up racial hatred."
MUSLIM leader Sheikh Abu Hamza has told young British supporters that murder, bank robbery and looting are legitimate weapons against the enemies of Islam.
BATTLE CRY: Sheikh Hamza speaking at a Trafalgar Square rally