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Abu Hamza jailed for life in US for terror offences

Abu Hamza has been jailed for life in America after being found guilty of 11 terror offences.

The hook-handed cleric, who only has one eye, was convicted of supporting terror organisations including the taking of Western hostages in Yemen, four of which were killed.

He was also found guilty of sending two followers to Oregon to establish a militant training camp and dispatching an associate to Afghanistan to aid al Qaida and the Taliban against the US.

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Hamza said on tape: 'Everyone was happy after 9/11'

Britain extradited Hamza to the US after a lengthy legal battle in 2012. Credit: Reuters

Jailed preacher Abu Hamza said "everybody was happy when the planes hit the World Trade Center", in tapes played in his US terror trial.

Hamza, who was tried under the name Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, later spread violent messages following the attacks of September 11 2001.

His lawyers had asked for him to be given a lesser sentence at a prison medical centre due to his amputations and high blood pressure.

But New York district judge Katherine Forrest today jailed him for life after a jury convicted him of 11 terror offences.

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