Rettssaken mot Abdul Masri al-Hamza gir et innblikk i hvor ekstreme prekener som blir holdt i hjertet av London. Hamza hyllet Hitler for utryddelsen av jødene, og vil gjerne følge i hans fotspor. Hvis noen med en annen merkelapp hadde ytret noe tilsvarende, hadde reaksjonen trolig vært mer kontant.
Jews would be destroyed and would end up in the biggest Jewish graveyard in the world, the Islamic cleric Sheikh Abu Hamza told worshippers at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London in a video shown at the Old Bailey yesterday.
Videos seized by police were shown to the jury in the trial of Abu Hamza, 47, who faces nine charges of soliciting murder, four of inciting racial hatred, and one of owning a document useful to a person committing acts of terrorism. He denies all charges.
«We do not hate Jews because they hurt each other, we hate them for their corruption of the earth,» he said in a sermon at the mosque, videotaped in 2000. «Hitler looked at their dealings and treachery. They wanted to deceive him in his war. Some were dealing with allies against him and some were dealing with him. So he killed them and punished them.»