London, Sept.22 : Hate preacher Abu Hamza has claimed that his human rights were breached when he was served rum ice cream in prison.
The hook-handed cleric, 50, said the sweet broke halal rules because it contained alcohol.
A source at Britain's top-security Belmarsh jail in Woolwich, South East London, was quoted by The Sun as saying: "It's utterly barmy and a massive over-reaction - most prisoners would see it as a treat. "All he has to do is say he doesn't fancy his pudding," he added. Other notorious terrorists in the jail - including dirty bomber Dhiren Barot, 35 - have joined the protest.
The complaint has also been backed by a website linked to controversial lawyer Mudassar Arani. The site said: "Muslims were provided with rum ice cream. This obviously contains alcohol, and therefore, could not possibly be deemed compatible with the Islamic faith." It also claimed that Muslims were given yoghurt containing traces of unsuitable products.
Egyptian-born Hamza is serving seven years for inciting murder and race hate.