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Radical UK Cleric Removed as Head of Mosque

Britain’s most high-profile radical Muslim cleric, who applauded the Sept. 11 attacks and last week’s space shuttle crash, has been removed as head of the mosque where he preached. The UK Charity Commission said Tuesday Abu Hamza al-Masri “had used his position within the charity to make inappropriate political statements.” His north London mosque was raided by police last month in a probe into the discovery of ricin poison. Egyptian-born Masri, whose missing eye and hook in the place of his right hand have helped make him a hate figure in British tabloids, said he would ignore the ruling. Full Story

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