Extremist Cleric Convicted Of Supporting ISIS

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The Guardian: Anjem Choudary convicted of supporting Islamic State
Anjem Choudary, one of the most notorious hate preachers living in Britain, is facing jail after being found guilty of supporting Islamic State.

Having avoided arrest for years despite his apparent sympathy for extremism and links to some of Britain’s most notorious terrorists, Choudary was convicted at the Old Bailey after jurors heard he had sworn an oath of allegiance to Isis.

The 49-year-old, who has links to one of Lee Rigby’s killers, Michael Adebolajo, and the Islamist militant Omar Bakri Muhammad, also urged followers to support Isis in a series of talks broadcast on YouTube.

Choudary and his co-defendant, Mohammed Rahman, 33, told their supporters to obey Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Isis leader, who is also known as a caliph, and travel to Syria to support Isis or “the caliphate”, the court heard.

They were convicted in July but details of the trial, including the verdict, could not be reported until now.

Choudary and Rahman face up to 10 years in jail for inviting support for a proscribed organisation. They will be sentenced on 6 September at the Old Bailey.

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command, said: “These men have stayed just within the law for many years, but there is no one within the counter-terrorism world that has any doubts of the influence that they have had, the hate they have spread and the people that they have encouraged to join terrorist organisations.

“Over and over again we have seen people on trial for the most serious offences who have attended lectures or speeches given by these men. The oath of allegiance was a turning point for the police – at last we had the evidence that they had stepped over the line and we could prove they supported Isis.”
-Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/aug/16/anjem-choudary-convicted-of-supporting-islamic-state
 

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one of those people i would have been glad to see 'disappeer' years ago..............prefrably out the back of a C130 in mid atlantic
 

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How has it taken over 20 years to get this scumbag locked up? Let's hope he's kept in solitary so his vile preaching is kept away from the rest of the prison population.
 

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How has it taken over 20 years to get this scumbag locked up? Let's hope he's kept in solitary so his vile preaching is kept away from the rest of the prison population.
By staying just on the safe side of the law; in American terms, South, he was treading the line between free speech and inciting violence (I know the standards in the US and the UK are different, but still...).

That said, you get enough circumstantial evidence agst him and it eventually becomes too much not to ignore from a criminal justice standpoint.
 

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i think for his own safety he should be put in Colchester Military Prison ;)
 
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