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Behind You: Abu Hamza Is Here To Stay

by | 7th, August 2008

WHEN Anorak learned that Abu Hamza was on his way to the US, we looked back over the career of the UK’s resident Islamic nutter and wondered if we’d miss him.

With mad mullah Omar Bakri gone to Lebanon, Hamza, though in jail, was in our jail. He remained our wire-bearded, gurning loon, the face of militant Islam we could all recoil at.

Others came and went. The 7/7 bombers were too normal. The 21/7 failed bombers had trouble breathing with their mouths closed and looked mentally negligible, and we never really got to know them.

Trevor Brooks had good line in bloodlust. But things went wrong for him when he became Abu Izzadeen. Hamza was the original Abu and another one only made him look like a poor imitation. In terms of raw saleability, Brooks was a cheap, Hong Kong reproduction.

Hamza we knew. Hamza was the man.

Now the Sun says “EUROPEAN judges” have halted Abu Hamza’s extradition to the US on terror charges “after the cleric claimed it would breach his human rights”.

The one-eyed, no-handed, purple–faced people eater is accused by US prosecutors of attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, in 1999.

Hamza says an extradition is in breach of the European Convention of Human Rights which “prevents torture and inhuman and degrading conditions”.

So he is here for at a while longer. And so long as he is, we can look Islamicist terror in the eye and be very afraid…



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