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Radical Cleric Receives Life Sentence in NY for Supporting Terrorism

© REUTERS / Jane RosenbergA courtroom sketch shows Abu Hamza, 56, seated with his defense lawyers Sam A. Schmidt (L) and Lindsay Lewis (R) in U.S. District court in Manhattan, New York, January 9, 2015
A courtroom sketch shows Abu Hamza, 56, seated with his defense lawyers Sam A. Schmidt (L) and Lindsay Lewis (R) in U.S. District court in Manhattan, New York, January 9, 2015 - Sputnik International
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A notorious Egyptian Islamic cleric has been sentenced to life behind bars by a New York court on Friday following his conviction for supporting terrorism.

NEW YORK, JANUARY 9 (Sputnik) – A notorious Egyptian Islamic cleric infamous for his sermons outside a North London mosque has been sentenced to life behind bars by a New York court on Friday following his conviction for supporting terrorism.

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Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 56, better-known as the one-eyed, hook-handed cleric Abu, was convicted in a trial last year for helping terrorists kidnap tourists in Yemen in 1998 and others who plotted to open a terror training camp in Oregon.

Mustafa's trial at Manhattan federal courthouse ended a 10-year battle for his extradition from the UK to face charges in the US. His sermons at London's Finsbury Park mosque won him a reputation as one of Britain's most prominent radical Islamic voices.

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa was convicted last May on 11 charges relating to Yemeni hostages, the Oregon training camp and for recruiting an al-Qaeda fighter.

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