Abu Hamza was quite the celebrity Islamist over in the UK, but since then “Captain Hook”, who lost a hand and an eye fighting for Allah in Afghanistan but couldn’t get them back from him, has been extradited to the United States to face a whole raft of Islamophobic charges, such as promoting a terrorist training camp in the US and providing aid to Al Qaeda.
There was some drama as the European Court of Human Rights tried to block Abu Hamza’s extradition over worries that he might be treated inhumanely. And then he was finally transferred over to the penal system in the United States where his infamous hooked hand was taken away from him.
And now it may be replaced by something better. A Spork.
The radical preacher, 54, is facing 11 terror charges in the US after finally being extradited from the UK last year.
Hamza, who lost his hand and an eye in an explosion in Afghanistan, has been fuming since he was stripped of his metal hook by US jail staff because it was a security risk.
His lawyers say he is unable to use toilets properly and can’t turn taps on or off.
Now they want him to have a new prosthetic hand with a “spork”. Lawyer Lindsay Lewis said: “We’ve been trying for five months now to get our client a better prosthetic limb but they keep changing the time lines. It’s very frustrating for him. He finds it hard to eat, use the bathroom and even turn on the hot and cold taps.”
I’m not sure how a Spork will help Abu Hamza turn off the water or use the bathroom, but then again I’m not a lawyer. But in case there’s no doubt that we go the extra mile for terrorists. Halal meals, Harry Potter movies and even their own Spork hands.