April 14, 2014
Abu Hamza Trial Begins
Jury selection has started in the trial of the hooked handed Mustafa Kamel Musfa, the al Qaeda supporter better known as Abu Hamza. Let the fun begin:
Jury selection begins on Monday in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher who was extradited from Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15 years ago....Too bad we can't give this guy the death penalty.
Prosecutors say Mustafa conspired to support al-Qaida by trying in 1999 to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, by arranging for others to attend an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan, and by ensuring there was satellite phone service for hostage takers in Yemen in 1998 who abducted two American tourists and 14 others.