Agence France-PresseApril 17, 2014 21:08
British hate preacher Abu Hamza was a "global exporter" of violence and terrorism intent on waging war against non-Muslims, prosecutors said Thursday as the Egyptian-born cleric's trial opened in New York.
Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 56, better known in Britain as Abu Hamza al-Masri, has pleaded not guilty to 11 kidnapping and terror charges which predate the 9/11 attacks.
He faces the rest of his life in a maximum security US prison if convicted.
He is blind in one eye and lost both arms, blown off above the elbow, in an explosion in Afghanistan years ago.