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Abu Hamza faces deportation to US on terror charges

The extremist Muslim cleric Abu Hamza is facing an attempt to have him extradited to the United States on terror charges after one of his supporters agreed to testify against him. Mr Hamza is already fighting a deportation battle with David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, who is using new immigration laws to try to strip him of British citizenship and return him to his birthplace, Egypt. He is also wanted in Yemen on terrorism charges. An American Muslim called James Ujaama, who pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide cash, computers and fighters to the Taliban, has agreed to help federal prosecutors investigate Mr Hamza. Ujaama, 37, ran Mr Hamza’s website and worshipped at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London where the cleric, 44, preached. In a plea bargain in Seattle on Monday, Ujaama agreed to help law enforcement and military authorities. Under the deal, he would supply information on Mr Hamza, a US government official said. In return, he had a potential 10-year sentence reduced to two. Full Story

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