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Radical Islamic cleric and terrorism suspect Abu Hamza al-Mazri was stripped of his metal hook when he was extradited from the United Kingdom and sent to a New York jail. Hamza, who lost his hand and one eye during an explosion in Afghanistan, was told that the hook was a security risk but wasn't given a jail-friendly prosthetic. One report says that Hamza may now be outfitted with a "spork," a spoon-fork hybrid that's familiar to anyone who's ever eaten at KFC. "It's very frustrating for him," Hamza's lawyer says of his hook-free imprisonment. "He finds it hard to eat, use the bathr
The British publication The Express reported that a prosthetic supplier visited Hamza in jail to take measurements for rubber hands, but that they did not follow up the appointment because they were concerned they would not be paid.
And now Hamza’s attorneys are returning with a somewhat unusual request: in place of a hook or a rubber hand, they would like for their client to be outfitted with a spork – a combination spoon and fork.
According to my sources in London, Hamza lost his hand due to having it amputated for thievery whilst he was in Saudi. www.militantislammonitor.org...
His appearance is coupled with a lie he perpetrates: that he fought against the Russians in Afghanistan and lost his hand and eye in that war. This falsehood has given him a charisma and built for a him a following amongst gullible young Muslims all over Britain. He uses this following to perpetuate the philosophy of terror.
What these disciples don't know is that Hamza’s boasts are a lie. The "healthy" picture in the lead graphic (right-hand side) used for this story was taken in Pakistan 1993. It shows Hamza’s hand and eye are intact. The conflict between the Russians and the Mujaheddin ended in 1989 so he hadn’t been maimed by then. Hamza, an engineer originally from Syria, may or may not have been in that war but he certainly didn't lose his hand and eye in it. His injuries are possibly attributable to some other event: a bomb-making gone wrong?
Abu Hamza - The Lying Cleric