This event, however, only occurred as a result of an American request that he be extradited to face terror charges in that country. If they hadn't wanted him, he might well be free today. This, in spite of the fact that an enormous body of damning evidence had been amassed, detailing numerous incidence of incitement to murder.
Three of Hamza's followers took part in the 7/7 bombings in London. Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer actually lived in the Finsbury Park Mosque for a time and Jermaine Lindsay is known to have attended Hamza's sermons. Perhaps they heard him state the following and took it heart:
"You don't have to travel thousands and thousands of miles to become a shaheed, (martyr/witness)you can be shaheed right on your own doorstep. May Allah open our eyes for what's good for us, so we don't waste our Muslim blood far away."After the 9/11 disasters, Hamza said:
"Many people will be happy, jumping up and down".Here are some of the other things that Tony Blair, various Home Secretaries, the police and the DPP were aware that he had said years before they did anything about it:
"The real weapons of mass destruction are the desire for martyrdom. Millions of you are ready to be shaheed. Half a million martyrdom shaheed is enough for Muslims to control the whole of earth forever. In the end of the day, Islam must control earth."Here is something else Abu Hamza once said:
"Don't go to the man who is selling a wine shop and tell him please why you selling the wine shop, come to the mosque? Make sure that the man who gave him the licence for that wine shop does not exist anymore on the Earth. Finish him up".
"You must know the cause of Allah and you must help that cause in fighting, by fighting and when you fight you kill, you don't fight just to negotiate or to show off or to make videos or to make audios, fight to kill not fight to tape".
"Killing a Kafir (infidel)who is fighting you is OK. Killing a Kafir for any reason, you can say it, it is OK - even if there is no reason for it."
"The Jews will be destroyed, the state will be destroyed".
"The Jews will never leave Palestine. The Jews will be buried there… the tunnels that they dug underneath the al-Aqsa mosque will be filled with their skulls and their bodies and whatever they corrupted with their wealth - against the Muslims. It is decreed that it will be the biggest Jewish graveyard in the world".
"We hate them for their corruption on earth. A Jew cannot look a Muslim in the eye, or pass him, knowing they have oppressed a Muslim. So the nation of Muhammed must regain their dignity and this dignity will not be regained unless with blood."
"If he comes and says I'm a Sheikh or I'm a Muslim and my country is oppressing me and I come here for your protection, then he cannot steal or kill anywhere. But if he comes as a secular person, then if he comes with a different name in a false passport, call himself, for example Simon... and he's Muhammed in this, then he can, he can, he can kill, he can steal, he can everything."More here...