British hate preacher managed London strip club

08 May 2014 07:58

British hate preacher Abu Hamza has told his US terror trial how he once jointly managed a London strip club in his quest to live a Western, movie-style life.

NEW YORK: British hate preacher Abu Hamza told his US terror trial on Wednesday how he once jointly managed a London strip club in his quest to live a Western, movie-style life.

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 56, better known in Britain as Abu Hamza al-Masri, has pleaded not guilty to 11 kidnapping and terror counts that pre-date the 9/11 attacks.

Blind in one eye and with both hands blown off in an explosion in Afghanistan, he faces life in prison in a maximum security US prison if convicted by jury at the New York court.

Taking the stand for the first time in his trial, wearing tracksuit bottoms, a blue T-shirt and orange socks, the Egyptian-born former civil engineer spoke softly. Continue reading

Legislation would limit UASI anti-terrorism grants

HR 1555 and amendment to HR 1 seek to cut areas from funding pool, clarify risk formulaBY GEOFF KOHL, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SecurityInfoWatch.com

Updated: 04-15-2011 3:39 pm

April 15, 2011 — A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would limit the number of urban areas that could receive DHS Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funding. The bill, HR 1555, was entered by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), and while the full text of the bill is not yet available from the Library of Congress, the early indications from the title of the bill is that the bill would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 by limiting the number of UASI grants and by clarifying the risk formula used to determine which areas receive such grants.

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