Here’s some good news for a change. The jury didn’t buy Abu Hamza’s defense that he was just teaching the Qur’an, and thus couldn’t have been inciting murder.
“Hamza guilty of inciting murder,” from the BBC, with thanks to Nic:
Controversial Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been found guilty of race hate charges and using his sermons to incite murder by an Old Bailey jury.
Abu Hamza, who preached at Finsbury Park mosque, London, was found guilty of 11 of the 15 charges he faced.
The cleric was also found guilty of having audio and video recordings intended to encourage racial hatred.
In addition, the 47 year old was also found guilty of possessing a document to be used for terror purposes….
His defence had been that he was encouraging Muslims to stand up for themselves.
I’m sure that was exactly what he was doing.