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Hamza attacked 'sugar daddy West'
Abu Hamza (Image by court artist Elizabeth Cook/PA)
Mr Abu Hamza claimed Israel had files on Western politicians
Controversial cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri accused Western leaders of being sugar daddies to Israel because they were being blackmailed, his trial has heard.

"Jews know how to control people. This is how they know how to control our leaders," he said in a sermon, played on videotape to the Old Bailey jury.

He also criticised the "dogs of the West" for not condemning Israel.

The 47-year-old, from west London, denies 15 charges, including soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred.

'No peace treaty'

Jurors on the fourth day of Mr Abu Hamza's trial heard him tell a crowd: "Now all these dogs of the West they have to go now, none of them have condemned what Israel has done to the Muslims and the Palestinians.

"But as soon as three soldiers snatched from South Lebanon and some of them are being killed in Palestine they all go to their hands and knees - Robin Cook [the late former foreign secretary] to go there on his hands and knees, even Clinton [former US president]."

They are enemies to one another and Allah has cursed them
Abu Hamza al-Masri
Video shown to court

"Why they act like sugar daddy for Israel? Because they love the Israelis? No way!

"Because they hate them very much, but the Israelis know how to deal with them.

"They got a file for each one of these politicians, how much homosexual you are, how many money he has taken as bribe, whom his wife goes with, which child he has been abusing and they got all this against them.

"Jews know how to control people. This is how they know how to control our leaders."

In the video of the sermon, given in October 2000, Mr Abu Hamza said Muslims could not have a peace treaty with Jews - Allah had said that Muslims had placed enmity among them until judgment day.

"They are enemies to one another and Allah has cursed them," he said.

Whether you do it by the lamb, or you do it by a Serb, you do it by a Jew, you do it by any enemies of Allah
Abu Hamza al-Masri
Video shown to court

"This is why he send Hitler for them. Jews they have nowhere to go, they are going to be buried in Palestine all of them."

He went on to tell his audience that there was no liquid loved more by Allah "than the the liquid of blood".

"Whether you do it by the lamb, or you do it by a Serb, you do it by a Jew, you do it by any enemies of Allah," he said.

That drop of blood "is very dear."

Mr Abu Hamza faces nine charges under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 alleging that he solicited others at public meetings to murder Jews and other non-Muslims.

He also faces four charges under the Public Order Act 1986 of "using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with the intention of stirring up racial hatred".

A further charge alleges he was in possession of video and audio recordings, which he intended to distribute to stir up racial hatred.

The final charge, under section 58 of the Terrorism Act, accuses him of possession of a document, the Encyclopaedia of the Afghani Jihad, which contained information "of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".

He denies all charges. The trial continues.




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