Note that Iqbal Sacranie, the voice of moderate Islam in Britain, is suggesting that Hamza is being treated unfairly. Search this site for Abu Hamza, read some articles, and tell me there isn’t a reasonable case for arresting this man. From the BBC, with thanks to EPG:
Controversial cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been arrested on an extradition warrant issued by the US government, which is said to relate to terrorism.
Scotland Yard has confirmed a 47-year-old man was seized at his home in west London at 0300 BST on Thursday.
The cleric, who preaches outside the Finsbury Park mosque in north London, will appear before magistrates at Belmarsh on Thursday.
Hamza and his mosque have been conncected with terrorists in the past.
But Iqbal Sacranie, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said it was still important that the principle of “innocent until proven guilty” be observed.
“He has certainly made provocative statements… but we need to be very clear [about the difference] between those remarks, that are perhaps deeply offensive to us, and whether there has been a breach of law,” he told BBC News.
“I think for any British citizen, irrespective of where you come from, what your feelings are, what your thoughts are, the law should be applied equally.”