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UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza’s US extradition approved

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  1. Great news! He’s been taking the p*ss out of our justice system for years and has cost tax payers a ridiculous and unnecessary amount of money.

  2. Such a shame to see the dear go. I’ll miss you, babycakes.

  3. Hmmm, can’t say as I’m overwhelmed with sadness. Anyone crying about his departure?

    1. Dont think anybody apart from his deranged followers will be crying at his departure….good riddance to bad rubbish….long overdue

      1. Just a shame we can’t send the followers as well.

  4. Sister Mary Clarence 25 Sep 2012, 12:16pm

    I hope he’s thought ahead and got his housing benefit, income support, child benefit and disabled living allowance claims in over in the States. These things can take a while to process sometimes, and I’d hate to think there would be any sort of delay in him getting all his entitlements when he gets over there.

    I hope they don’t forget his council housing either. Can you imagine how awful it would be going all that was and there not being a place waiting for him. I just shudder when I think about it.

    All joking aside, I hope he falls out of the plane somewhere over the Atlantic

    1. Paddyswurds 25 Sep 2012, 1:17pm

      There will be no benefits in the US. He will be forced to work for about a $1 a week, as American prisoners must pay for their keep.

      1. Spanner1960 25 Sep 2012, 5:05pm

        Not if they put him in a maximum security prison.
        They only get out of solitary one hour a day.

        1. Sister Mary Clarence 25 Sep 2012, 6:57pm

          So no housing benefit?

          1. Spanner1960 26 Sep 2012, 10:03am

            It’s already paid for.
            He gets free board and lodging and three meals a day for life.
            What more could one ask for? Jammy bastard.

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 25 Sep 2012, 12:38pm

    Good riddance to that piece of human detritus. His life will be far more miserable living in an American jail with no chance of parole. Let him rot.

    1. I agree. It’s just a shame that once people like him make it here (and it’s no coincidence that they choose the “soft touch” UK), the only possible way to bring them to appropriately robust justice is to get them extradited to somewhere like the US, which gives them what they deserve and doesn’t allow them to rip the p**s by getting huge amounts of benefits, making spurious “human rights” complaints, using legal aid to appeal every decision as far as they possibly can, and all the rest of the ways in which he has extensively drained the public purse.

      I really don’t understand why we continue to advertise our country as THE place to come for scumbag hate preachers like this. Is he grateful to us, or has he been wetting himself laughing at us the whole time? I wonder, not. He has shamelessly abused our system from start to finish, and until the UK gets some teeth of its own instead of having to “borrow” Uncle Sam’s in cases like these, the dregs of the world will continue to come here.

  6. And nothing of value was lost.

  7. I’ll be organising the going away party for him at the airport! Bye bye Abu, enjoy US prison!

  8. Paddyswurds 25 Sep 2012, 1:14pm

    I suspect the washing is at best minimal and as for dressing , how hard can it be to crawl into a medieval tent and wrap a burlap bag around ones head. There will be a lot less pandering when he ends up in a privately run prison in the Nevada Desert, For a start the hook will go as it will be deemed a danger to prisoners and staff. Enjoy your holiday you evil old goat…. …..

    1. come to think of it, why is he allowed a hook in a British prison where he could use it to attack other prisoners or staff?

  9. With just one hand and one miserable eye, he’s sure the drop the soap…over and over again! I hope he lives a long life with the help of campiest ‘born this way’ prison nurse. Enjoy the pork-chops Hamza!

    1. He had a gay prison nurse in Britain …

    2. Can’t imagine the worst most desperate (gay) man fancying this piece of low-life scum!

  10. Cardinal Capone 25 Sep 2012, 2:07pm

    While he’s a nasty piece of work, and we’re glad to see the back of him, it raises a jurisdictional issue that might be cause for concern.

    British subjects, and even foreigners, that commit crimes in the UK should only be liable to face trial in British Courts. Otherwise you get the situation in Uganda, where undre their Bill, Ugandans who had gay sex in the Uk could face extradition to and trial in Uganda, potentially with the death penalty.

    It seem there is a recent trend with the US to give them jurisdiction in the UK, not just with people like this guy, but also teenage hackers who could perfectly easily face charges here. It’s a dangerous pathetic to go down. Imagine the publishers of Pink News being extradited to a homophobic country further down the line.

    1. Cardinal Capone 25 Sep 2012, 2:09pm

      *dangerous path

    2. He isn’t being charged in America for crimes in the UK. He is being charged from crimes in the USA. Crimes which are also crimes in the UK – terrorism, specifically. If he was wanted for something that is not a crime in the UK, by a country where he really would be treated inhumanely then he would have a right to expect our government to protect him. His crimes in the USA appear to be far more serious than the UK ones. It is RIGHT that he should be charged with them. I just hope some idiot lawyer in the USA doesn’t get him off on a technicality,

    3. Spanner1960 25 Sep 2012, 5:09pm

      I agree it does seem to be something of a one-way path.
      Somehow Americans that commit atrocities on foreign soil never seem to come back out of the US because of their “inalienable American Citizenship”.

      One more that springs to mind is Julian Assange. We all know if he so much as sets foot in Sweden he will be on the next plane to the States.

    4. Quite frankly, the sooner he goes to the US the better. This man has, for too long, taken money for him and his family, not worked and yet has the gaul to criticise the UK. Next step, get rid of his sponging family too. They are clearly bringing no benefit to our economy, more a hindrance and chances are, they share his beliefs.

  11. That There Other David 25 Sep 2012, 2:47pm

    Bye Abu!! Missing you already and all that!!

  12. Staircase2 25 Sep 2012, 3:14pm

    I’m deeply troubled that the article would include information from The Taxpayers Alliance as if its fact. This group has a record of distorting financial statistics for political gain. They regularly flood our tabloid press with disinformation in order to sway public opinion in favour of right-wing politicians.

    pi m News should know better

    1. I happen to think the Taxpayers’ Alliance usually talk sense. There is nothing hypocritical or contradictory about being gay (or supportive of homosexuality) and yet being economically right wing. As far as I’m concerned, the TPA tell it how it is regarding (for example) bloated councils, which try to take as much of our money as possible through extortionate council tax and stealth taxes like draconian parking enforcement and “bin fines”, then misspend that money on “non-jobs” and stuff that no-one wants. They have “gone rogue”.

      I also see nothing wrong with (as another example) questioning giving vast amounts of foreign aid to countries which are if anything better off than us. It’s short-sighted and really downright incorrect to claim that questioning that is somehow “xenophobic” or socially right wing. We have to be wary of stifling debate on these issues by being too quick to attack people and assume that they are bigots. And yes, that does occasionally also apply to gay issues.

      1. for what its worth I take the “taxpayers alliance” statements with a pretty big pinch of salt. They seem to be imaginative in their figures they use in pushing their agenda

        1. Spanner1960 26 Sep 2012, 10:06am

          If it ultimately means we pay less tax and get rid of scumbags such as this, frankly, who cares?

  13. Julia Ford 25 Sep 2012, 3:42pm

    This so called man stands for hate and incites hate .
    He has had 8 years to long in this country and cost nearly 3 million in tax payers money.

    He gave up any human rights the first time he opened his mouth again,st us and everyone else he has harmed or insulted.

    It is obvious his followers will try to get back at the UK but they must be put on the first plane/boat before the EU get a chance to get involved .

    I hope his loving family follow behind him “wishfull thinking?”.

    1. Great news, couldn’t give a stuff what the USA do with him. The money this vile piece of scum as cost the UK tax payer is a disgrace. I guess we are still keeping his family here on Social handouts. What is more of a disgrace is the vile ramblings he was allowed to bellow out full of hate for so long.

      Strange he cannot stand Jews and Gays but happy to take their money.


    2. It certainly is wishing thinking – theres no way they will leave the UK.

      I hope the paper expose how much they are still costing us. Knowing our system they will be entitled to visit him in the USA at the expense of the Uk tax payer.

  14. Goodbye to an utterly loathsome individual – a man who has made full use of the rights of appeal which civilised societies under the rule of law vouchsafe to all, and which fanatics like him are determined to destroy.

  15. Good finally someone that has seen that we sending people committing trivial crimes such as “copyright infringement” to the USA and not the child abusers, terrorists etc – may he rot in Guantanamo bay

  16. Yes there are many other queens asking the same question

    he BBC today apologised for breaching royal protocol after one of its most respected journalists revealed the Queen wanted to know why Abu Hamza had not been arrested.

    Security correspondent Frank Gardner said the Queen had told him she was “upset” that the radical preacher had not been arrested and had questioned the then Home Secretary about the lack of action of detain him.

  17. Methinks he will find life in a US jail a tad harder than the UK equivalent. Prisoners’ rights do not exist. Violence in prisons is far more rife, and prisoners are put to work to earn their “keep”. They will remove his hook, if he is lucky he will have a prosthetic, but given they don’t like terrorists…..

  18. So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, GOODBYE….! Please leave your Hook as a prop to be used in “Peter Pan” while you carrying on living in your Neverland!

  19. I’d give the Queen back her power to chop off his head for treason!

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