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Trial of Egyptian Cleric Opens in New York

The U.S. federal trial of terror suspect Abu Hamza al-Masri began Thursday in a New York courtroom where the Egyptian-born cleric faces multiple terror-related charges.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Kim told the jury that the radical imam, whose birth name is Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, used his London mosque and religion as a cover to support terrorism for violent jihad.   He said Abu Hamza aided a hostage-taking in Yemen, in which four hostages were killed, helped direct a...

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