Today Abu Hamza will make the trip from Belmarsh prison, where's he's been held since May 2004, to the Old Bailey where he'll face charges relating to the incitement of murder and hatred as well as as one under the Terrorism Act (but none of impersonating a pirate).
The former imam of Finsbury Park mosque is due to attend the first day of his trial today to face a total of 16 charges which break down like this:
Eight eh? That's some global network you've got going on there Abu.And the biggy: a charge under section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 relating to the alleged possession of a document which contains information "of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism."
We're guessing this last one must be a 'To Do' list with items like Buy bomb stuff, and Sharpen hook on it.
Hamza is also wanted in the United States, but extradition has been delayed until the offences here have all been dealt with. Only then can we ship him off for Bush to hold him up as model of pure evil and therefore make him feel more important and powerful then he actually is.