Hate Preacher Abu Hamza Must Abandon Hopes of Escape to Softer Regime, Says UK Ex-Anti-Terror Chief

Radical Islamic preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri, also known as the Hook Hand, has been serving a life sentence for multiple terrorism-related offences at the US state of Colorado’s ADX Florence prison, “the Alcatraz of the Rockies”, and earlier begged for release over fears he could die from COVID-19.

A former UK anti-terror chief has warned that Radical Islamic preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri, a British national of Egyptian origin, must never be allowed back into the country, reports The Sun.

Sir Ivor Roberts, the Foreign Office’s former head of counter-terrorism, has written for the outlet to insist that a return for Hamza, 62, would be the “last thing” UK law enforcement needs.

“I have no doubt he hankers after a return to the days when he was allowed to preach freely in London, turning vulnerable youngsters into acolytes hellbent on murder and destruction,” underscores the former diplomat.

‘COVID Fears’

Since 2012, the notorious terrorist and radical Islamic preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri, also dubbed the Hook Hand, has been serving a life sentence in the US state of Colorado’s ADX Florence prison. The ‘supermax’ US penitentiary is touted as the most secure prison in the world.

According to The Sun, Abu Hamza, convicted and sentenced in 2015 to life in prison without the possibility of parole, earlier begged British authorities to move him back to a prison in the UK, citing fears he could die from COVID-19.

In a letter from his cell, he ostensibly added he could…

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