- The 53-year-old was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and was granted British citizenship in 1986.
- In February 2006, he was jailed in the UK for seven years for soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred.
- He is wanted in America on 11 charges related to taking 16 hostages in Yemen in 1998, promoting violent jihad in Afghanistan in 2001 and conspiring to set up a jihad training camp in Oregon, America.
- The American authorities have described him as a "terrorist facilitator with a global reach".
The radical cleric and four other British nationals can be extradited to the US, the European Court of Human Rights ruled.
Human rights judges said that the radical preacher and four other British nationals can be extradited to the US.