London: Muslim cleric charged with incitement to ''murder''
British prosecutors charged Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on Tuesday with incitement to "murder" for allegedly urging followers to kill Jews and other non-Muslims.
Al-Masri ia also facing 11 "terrorist" charges in the United States, The AP reported.
British prosecutors read out a 16-count indictment against al-Masri. Four of those 10 charges specify that al-Masri urged the killing of Jews.
Hamza also faces four charges of using "threatening, abusive or insulting behavior" to stir up racial hatred and one count of possessing threatening, abusive or insulting recordings.
Al-Masri, 46, is former head preacher at London's Finsbury Park mosque, which has been linked to suspects, including alleged Sept. 11 plotter Zacarias Moussaoui and "shoe bomber" Richard Reid.
He was arrested in May after U.S. authorities laid 11 charges against him relating to "terrorism."
Al-Masri is also wanted in Yemen on charges of hostage-taking and conspiracy in connection with a December 1998 incident that left four tourists dead. (albawaba.com)
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