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UK Jails Race-Hate Muslim Cleric

A London-based Muslim cleric has been sentenced to nine years in prison for soliciting murder and stirring racial hatred. A judge at the Old Bailey in the British capital also recommended that Jamaican-born Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal, 39, be deported after serving his sentence. El-Faisal was convicted in February on three rarely-used charges of incitement to murder. He was also found guilty of three counts of stirring up racial hatred through the use of threatening and abusive words in person and through video or audio recordings. During the trial, the court was told Faisal urged his followers to use chemical and nuclear weapons in an Islamic holy war, Reuters reported. “He encouraged his audiences to wage war against non-believers, in particular Hindus, Jews and any citizen of the United States of America,” said prosecutor David Perry. Full Story

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