Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical Islamist cleric facing U.S. terrorism charges, replies to questions from his defense lawyer Joshua Dratel (unseen) in Manhattan federal court in New York in this artist's sketch May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
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A New York jury convicted British hate preacher Abu Hamza on 11 kidnapping and terrorism charges Monday, opening the way for a judge to impose what will almost certainly be a life sentence.Judge Katherine Forrest will return to the Manhattan courtroom on September 9 to sentence Abu Hamza and wrap up what was the second high-profile terror trial in New York in three months.It took the 12-member jury just 12 hours over two days to reach the unanimous verdict.He also claimed he didn't know another of the young men at his mosque had left to fight in Afghanistan.Prosecutors wrapped up their case last week, saying the evidence against Abu Hamza was "simply overwhelming".
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