European court clears way for terror suspect's extradition to U.S.
September 24th, 2012
06:40 PM ET

European court clears way for terror suspect's extradition to U.S.

A European court on Monday ruled that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited from Great Britain to the United States, where he faces a host of terrorism charges.

The European Human Rights Court issued its ruling, clearing the way for Hamza's extradition. This means that he can now be moved to the United States, though no date has been set.

Hamza faces 11 charges in U.S. courts, including conspiracy in connection with a 1998 kidnapping of 16 Westerners in Yemen and conspiring with others to establish an Islamic jihad training camp in rural Oregon in 1999.

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  1. Steve Carpionato

    We have invested a lot of resources in India over the past two decades and given a lot of aid to prop it up. There has been no investment on this return. Instead India has squandered all the resources in building nuclear weapons while poverty remains rampant in the country. We need to revisit our relationship with India. American taxpayers will not tolerate this anymore. We need to take care of our own populace going forward. We cannot be exporting jobs to India or giving it financial or technical handouts.It has become too big to govern or create any value for western countries or even for its own population. India needs to be carved up into smaller independent states to be a viable economically and geo politically.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  2. Barry Mendelbaum

    With such "Dark Age" culture still in existence in India how can the world be healthy and the neighbors prosperous. India poses a grave danger to the world and its deities and leaders set a bad example. Mahatma Gandhi, a pedophile, needs to be exposed and tried posthumously for his child molestation crimes just like the Penn State crowd Sandusky et al. Gandhi's statutes need to be knocked down everywhere they have been put in USA. The hindu deities need to be shattered and trashed. Disgusting figurines of ugly and scary looking characters with demonic personalities. How can hindu children grow up mentally stable looking at such atrocious representations of evil in its most heinous form.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  3. krm1007 ©™

    We remain extremely appalled and highly concerned about the continued medieval cultural and barbaric social practices prevalent in the name of Hinduism in India. Much to our chagrin, the human rights organizations are either turning a blind eye towards these injustices or are being paid off to look the other way. We are particularly aware of the victims of such practices, namely, young children and women especially those women who are pregnant and are bearing a female embryo. They are being mistreated or simply sacrificed in the name of their deities. To the civilized world such atrocious behavior is repulsive and is condemned in the strongest words. We urge the Indian Hindus to immediately cease and desist from such unacceptable norms. To them we say the world is watching and will see to it that justice prevails.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  4. George Patton

    I wonder just how much those judges were paid to make that decision to send this Abu Hamzi to the U.S. Now I guess he'll eventually be sent to Gitmo and be tortured like all the other political prisoners there!!!

    September 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  5. fillmein

    I find it totally relevant the lack of responders to this article. If there IS a solution to this world wide insanity we are all witnessing, it is cooperation of this sort...by ALL...that can help bring it about.
    But I guess it just give opportunity to post "Nu ke em", and vent the personal bias and hatred that less intellectual arenas offer. Those sorts don't want a solution. They want more bloodshed, revenge and righteousness in their gods and blind patriotism.
    N'est pas?

    September 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  6. fillmein

    Ok, a european court honors our request for extradition of a "suspect".

    When is the US going to honor european courts trial and convictions of US government "actors" for kidnapping, rendition and torture of their citizens?
    Legal and moral issues are a two way street, not determine in a civilized world by who is the biggest bully.

    September 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply
  7. Liberace; America's Greatest American

    This guy look's as if he could be a "Maakies" character.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Reply
  8. krm1007 ©™

    Let us focus on the causes of terrorism and try to fix the issues. They have been hanging out there for over 60+ years ...in India....in Israel..and now in the United States...England...Austrailia...Sweeden....all over the Europe. Let us focus on the victims of 9/11 and help the families more than we have done. Let us take care of their kids and put them through college. Let us take care of their wives/husbands/parents. Let us take care of families whose dear ones gave their lives in fighting al Qaeda terrorists...in Pakistan...in Afghanistan....in Iraq....in Yemen....in Africas. Let us focus on the victims of Pakistani sponsored terror networks....Haqqani...Pakistani Taliban...Hazbollah in Iran...Hammaz in Palestine. Let us honor US/NATO soldiers from all over the world who sacrificed their lives believing they were fighting for freedom, believing they were fighting evil terrorists in Pakistan....in Afghanistan....in Iraq....in Libya...in Syria...in Yemen....in Egypt....in Africas. They are so many. Just in last ten years, terrorist sponsoring countries like Pakistan, Iran, Pelestine have change our lives once and for all.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Reply
  9. Larry H

    Let us now focus our attention on India and bring these terrorists to Guantanamo. Thank god we have an extradition treaty with Hindus

    TERRORIST GROUPS IN INDIA

    • RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SHANG (R.S.S.)
    • VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD
    • HINDU MUNNANI
    • ARYA SAMAJ
    • SHIV SENA
    • BHARATIYA JANATA PARISHAD
    • SANT SAMITI
    • HINDU MAHASABHA
    • BAAJRANG DAL

    LEADERS: L.K. Advani/ Ashok Singhal/ Bala Saheb Devaras/ Bal Thackeray/ A.B. Vajpayee/ Savarkar/ Baikunnth Lal Sharma “Prem”/ Balraj Madhok/ The Shankaracharya of Puri, Niranjan Dev Theerth/ Rama Gopalan/ Variyar – Vishwan Hindu Parishad/ Dharmalinga Nadar/ Cho Ramaswamy

    September 24, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Reply
    • Mike

      I seriously doubt it'll happen... when's the last time an Indian terrorist bombed the US?

      September 25, 2012 at 6:49 am | Reply
      • Hinduism: A Repulsive Cult

        Two weeks ago in Wisconsin

        September 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm |

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