British preacher Abu Hamza jailed for life in U.S.

Abu Hamza, 56, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Manhattan at 10 a.m. to be sentenced.

A U.S. judge sentenced British hate preacher Abu Hamza on Friday to life in prison after a jury convicted him on 11 charges of kidnapping and terrorism, calling his crimes “evil” and “barbaric.”

The hook-handed imam, blind in one eye and a double-hand amputee, became a tabloid bogeyman in Britain for preaching vitriolic, anti-American sermons at the Finsbury Park mosque a north London. For years, Abu Hamza used words words that U.S. and UK authorities say helped inspire a generation of militants, including British would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid.
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