The home secretary will have the final say on the extradition
The Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the US to face terrorism charges, a court has ruled.
Egyptian-born Hamza is currently serving a seven-year jail term in the UK for inciting murder and race hate.
The 49-year-old from west London is wanted by the American authorities on 11 charges.
The City of Westminster Magistrates Court approved the extradition, but the decision has to be ratified by the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith.
Senior District Judge Timothy Workman ruled that Abu Hamza had lost his legal arguments.
He said: "The defendant is currently serving a sentence of imprisonment in the United Kingdom, but subject to any representations from counsel I propose to send the matter to the Secretary of State for his decision on whether the defendant should be extradited to America."
The US government wants to put Abu Hamza on trial on charges of conspiring to take Western hostages in Yemen, funding terrorism, and organising a "terrorist training camp" in Oregon between 1998 and 2000.
The 11 charges carry a potential jail sentence of 100 years.