Abu Hamza preaches outside Finsbury Park Mosque in 2004 having been banned from the Mosque.
Abu Hamza, is an Egyptian cleric who was the imam of Finsbury Park Mosque in London, England, where he preached Islamic fundamentalism and militant Islamism, or jihadism in the English language. He was imprisoned in Britain and was tried in the United States, with part of the reason referring to Abu Hamza al-Masri kidnapping a New Zealand scientist and killing six other persons at the scene in Yemen. Abu Hamza al-Masri has been charged and convicted in the United States of eleven counts of terrorism. He is currently awaiting sentencing which will take place on 9 September 2014.
On 26 August 2004 he was arrested by British police under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and detained on remand. The charges were dropped on 31 August and he was kept in prison while a U.S. extradition case was developed and British authorities drew up further criminal charges of their own. In 2006 a British court found him guilty of six charges under the Offences against the Person Act 1861, four charges under the Public Order Act 1986, and one charge under the Terrorism Act 2000, and sentenced him to seven years' imprisonment. On 5 October 2012 he was extradited from the UK to the United States to face terrorism charges there and on 14 April 2014 his trial opened in New York. On 19 May 2014, Abu Hamza al-Masri was found guilty of eleven terrorism charges by a federal jury in Manhattan.