U.S. taxpayers will shell out $16K to replace the hooks on hate preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri’s handless arms
- Prosthetic limbs removed ‘for security reasons’ when he was transferred to U.S. from Britain on Friday
- Federal officials plan to replace his hook with prosthetic hands to avoid claims that his civil rights were violated
- Two other men, implicated in 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings, will face a judge in federal court on Tuesday
PUBLISHED: 13:34 GMT, 9 October 2012 | UPDATED: 13:42 GMT, 9 October 2012
American taxpayers will shell out up to $16,000 to replace Abu Hamza al-Masri’s hook hands.
The Egyptian-born radical Islamic hate preacher, who claims his hands were blown off while fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, was stripped of his prosthetic limbs ‘for security reasons’ when he was extradited to the United States from Britain on Friday.
He has demanded the return of his prosthesis, including his infamous hook, so that he can feed and clean himself.
H/T Don L