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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

The London Sun reports:

Hook-handed Abu Hamza has been viciously attacked by a fellow jail inmate, it emerged last night.

The fanatical Muslim cleric, 47, was thumped inside London’s top-security Belmarsh prison, a jail source said.

And then this:

• DID you whack Hook? If so call The Sun on 020 7782 4105. And by the way, WELL DONE!

The Sun’s emphasis. I read this aloud to a Bulletin colleague this afternoon; she was appalled, but still had to admire The Sun’s headline. Click the link to see.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/07/2005 at 08:54 AM
    1. The British are lame.  Are you telling me not one British convict can work up a decent shank?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/07 at 09:32 AM • #


    1. Can’t say I like the tone of the Sun on this.  Am I a bleeding heart liberal for only wanting that Hook be securely locked up and not that he be beaten by fellow inmates while he’s there?

      Posted by rexie on 03/07 at 09:32 AM • #


    1. Rexie – in this life, one only has a given amount of sympathy.  May I suggest you direct it to slaves in Niger, tsunami victims in Asia, abused kids everywhere or indeed virtually anyone besides this supporter of terrorism who apparently abuses the liberties of a free society to incite others to destroy it?

      Posted by PJ on 03/07 at 09:39 AM • #


    1. What the fuck? Outrageous that The Sun sees fit to condone, let alone applaud this kind of behaviour.

      Someone tell me its at least a joke.

      Posted by Nic White on 03/07 at 09:39 AM • #


    1. wonder if they beat him with the prosthesis.

      Posted by lemmy on 03/07 at 09:57 AM • #


    1. I hope he didn’t miss his weekly bath of pigs blood.

      I hope the mans knuckles are OK and he wiped his hand afterwards.

      Posted by Rob Read on 03/07 at 10:10 AM • #


    1. I too think this was beyond the pale.

      I will allow my outrage to cease my chuckling in an hour or two.

      Posted by Roberts on 03/07 at 10:26 AM • #


    1. Richard McEnroe beat me to it.

      I hate to sound like an arrogant American, but I can assure you our felons would have done a far more thorough job.  ;-p

      As for those who are “appalled,” you’re welcome to take the terrorist bastard home to live with you.  At least save your sympathy for someone who actually deserves it.

      Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 03/07 at 11:27 AM • #


    1. It’s because all the real crims over here are on day release or drinking in an IRA pub.

      Posted by Karl Fidel Adams-Kingston on 03/07 at 11:51 AM • #


    1. Hook deserves no sympathy and gets none from me, but we should still deplore the condoning of “felon’s justice”.

      Posted by rexie on 03/07 at 11:59 AM • #


    1. Oh, I’m deploring, I’m deploring!  This smile is just a tic, that’s it.

      Posted by BruceW on 03/07 at 12:27 PM • #


    1. I’m working hard on having sympathy.  I am.  But the niggling little though just won’t go away that Abu Hamza finally got a taste of the violent victimization he so loudly advocates for others.  How did it feel, Mr. Hamza?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 03/07 at 01:00 PM • #


    1. What the fuck? Outrageous that The Sun sees fit to condone, let alone applaud this kind of behaviour.
      once upon a time, sanctimony was the exclusive preserve of old people…

      Posted by benson swears a lot on 03/07 at 01:16 PM • #


    1. Abu Hamza has for too long gotten away with his hate speeches and though I deep down inside know that what happened to him is wrong, I just can’t feel sorry for him.

      Posted by jorgen on 03/07 at 02:52 PM • #


    1. Maybe we should feel sorry for the poor guy.  We could send him pictures of tilted sad faces while holding signs saying “I’m really really sorry”.

      Gee whiz, two weeks of reading this blog and you guys are getting me to talk like you now.

      Posted by wronwright on 03/07 at 04:03 PM • #


    1. Pity Hannibal Lector wasn’t in there at the time.

      Posted by mr magoo on 03/07 at 05:31 PM • #


    1. Not a bad headline…not quite New York Post class, but good on them.

      Posted by Nightfly on 03/07 at 06:20 PM • #


    1. What’s this guy do when he gets something in his eye?

      Posted by amortiser on 03/07 at 07:42 PM • #


    1. Hope they broke his remaining fingers.

      Posted by slatts on 03/07 at 08:19 PM • #


    1. It’s hard to summon up a whole lot of sympathy when someone who calls for hatred and holy war suddnly gets his wish…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/08 at 12:26 AM • #


    1. Sounds like a case of what goes around comes around.

      This bugger has been calling for extreme violence against us, up to and including killing of innocent people (merely infidels whose lives are of no value to him).

      So I have little sympathy when he gets some of the violence he calls for aimed at him.

      In this one case, ‘sympathy’ is a word in the dictionary in between ‘shit’ and ‘syphilis’.


      Posted by MarkL on 03/08 at 04:16 AM • #


    1. It’s important to remember that in Britain, we have a set formula for reading the Sun.

      Practicer after me.

      (Bear in mind their best headlines are almost always on the front and back cover)

      *Front page, page 3, back page, bin.*

      The whole process takes around ten seconds.

      Posted by Steve on 03/08 at 05:28 AM • #


    1. Instant Karma’s gonna get you,
      Gonna look you right in the face,
      Better get yourself together darlin’,
      Join the human race.

      I wonder if the bloke who finished off Jeffrey Dahmer could be permitted a “vacation” in a British prison?

      Posted by Jim Geones on 03/08 at 06:23 AM • #


    1. Well considering the things that nasty piece has said I don’t think anyone really has some sympathy for him. Rather amusing headline too.

      Posted by Andrew Ian Dodge on 03/08 at 12:02 PM • #


    1. He got off lightly.  After all, they could have put panties on his head, or made him look at women in t-shirts.

      Posted by cuckoo on 03/08 at 08:20 PM • #


  1. Hamza cries himself to sleep at nights, he has his heating switched off by the guards, he receives death threats, and he is living in fear. He is bullied by his inmates.
    That small article wasn’t the whole article, the online article didnt cover what Hamza is going through. If you bought the newspaper on Monday then you’ll know and you’ll LOVE IT. It made the front page. A whack? pfft Thats not half as bad as the inmates AND GUARDS, believe it or not, are treating him.
    Should the crook that attacked him be freed?
    My opinion is Hamza should be executed, show him what the British REALLY think of him.

    Posted by uk04england04uk on 03/09 at 04:44 PM • #