David Cameron has stated more could be done to quicken up the UK’s extradition process, later than Abu Hamza al-Masri was found guilty of supporting terrorism.
Abu Hamza, the former imam of Finsbury Park mosque, was found guilty of helping terrorist groups in a New York courtroom yesterday.
Hamza, who became imam of the mosque in 1997, will be sentenced on September 8, and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Home Secretary Theresa May hailed the verdict at a New York court, which could see Abu Hamza face a life term in prison when convicted on September 9.
A jury comprising eight men and four women alleged the guilty verdict on Hamza later than intentionally on the charges for two days.
“Bin Laden, al-Qaida, 9/11, World Trade Centre, USS Cole – all those things which our guest was not loaded with specific, they played lots more of a role than we think it should have,” his defense lawyer Jeremy Schneider said outside the courtroom.
The other layer of his, Joshua Dratel, declared that the court had turned over a conclusion too fast, reacting emotionally to his words rather than observing the facts.
Lawyers for Abu Hamza argued that he did not take part in any conspiracy. They stated the government’s case rested largely on the incendiary language he employed in media audiences and the discourses he gave at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, which earned him notoriety as one of Britain’s most prominent radical Islamic voices.