Martyrs, martyrs everywhere

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BBC – Abu Hamza jailed for seven years: Controversial Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of inciting murder and race hate. Abu Hamza, 47, who preached at Finsbury Park Mosque, London, was convicted of 11 of the 15 charges he faced. He has already been in jail since May 2004, and will appeal. His lawyer said he considered himself “a prisoner of faith” subject to “slow martyrdom”.

BBC – Protester is returned to prison: A demonstrator who imitated a suicide bomber in a Muslim protest over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad has been recalled to prison. Omar Khayam, 22, of Bedford, is a convicted drug dealer who was jailed in 2002 and released on licence last year after serving half his sentence. He was arrested and recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.

I have no doubt that Rebekah will be sniffing away busily tonight, making late editions of the Scum extra-special (as other shameless extremists do what they can to make capital themselves).

I haven’t felt this apprehensive since it became clear that Blair got away with his ’45 minute’ bluff…

UPDATE (23:19): Ahahahahahaha! I’ve just watched Newsnight, and have seen the glorious – *glorious* – angle the Scum have produced for tomorrow’s edition. (Please remember The Whisper Campaign as you browse the morning selection.)

Absurdity eases the pain…

UPDATE – Good question.

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