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BREAKING NEWS ~ Muslim cleric Abu Hamza found guilty in UK terror trial

[JURIST] CNN is reporting that British-based Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri [BBC profile] has been found guilty in the UK of inciting murder. Hamza faced several charges [BBC summary; BBC trial timeline] for urging his followers to kill Jews and other non-Muslims and using "threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior" to stir up racial hatred.

Hamza is also wanted in the United States, where he faces terrorism-related charges [PDF indictment; JURIST report], including funding and attempting to establish terrorist training camps in the US.

10:29 AM ET - CNN now reports that Abu Hamza has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

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