Anjem Choudary has been jailed for five-and-a-half years in the UK for inviting others to support the Islamic State militant group, but his influence stretched all the way to the US.


Choudary dreamed of turning Buckingham Palace into a mosque and imposing Sharia Law in the UK


The Old Bailey's Court Two filling up for the sentence of hate preacher Anjem Choudary. His supporters were outnumbered by police outside


Govermnet has said on 22nd August - Extremist prisoners who "seek to poison the minds of others" will be put in special units in English and Welsh jails.


For 20 years Anjem Choudary stood on street corners, in shopping precincts, outside mosques, embassies and police stations and used his megaphone to drive a wedge between Muslims and the rest of Britain. Now he has been convicted of inviting others to support the Islamic State militant group.


Britain's most notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary is finally behind bars after being convicted of inviting his followers to support Islamic State terrorists. While IS terrorists were executing innocent prisoners, Choudary and Rahman were posting YouTube videos of extremist lectures and used social media to urge others to follow.


The 49-year-old lawyer turned radical cleric has for two decades been the spiritual guide for UK extremists including Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebolajo, Isis executioner Siddhartha Dhar, and hate preacher Abu Hamza.


Anjem Choudary went on trial (Tues) charged with a terror offence relating to posting speeches on YouTube. The 49-year-old is on trial with Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, were arrested on 25 September 2014, re-bailed on 27 January last year, then charged with terror offences on 5 August 2015. The charges are based on speeches published on the video sharing website YouTube. Choudary, of Hampton Road, Ilford, Essex and Rahman, of Newbold Cottages, Sidney Street.


U.K. citizens don't have the First Amendment protection Americans enjoy. The government just bans groups it perceives as hate groups, which it calls “proscribing.” Choudary went on to form several similar groups, such as al Ghurabaa (“the believers”), Islam4UK, and al-Muhajiroun (“those who migrated in the cause of Allah”), all of which were banned too.


Choudary isn’t banned from television however, which is a good thing, as it's important that people are exposed to his vicious extremism. Commenting on BBC television on the 2013 murder of Lee Rigby, the British soldier who jihadist and Choudary disciple Michael Adebolajo tried to behead, the self-proclaimed “Sharia scholar” refused to say he was “horrified” by it, preferring to shift the conversation to the “right” things the murderer said, with the bloody meat cleaver still in his hand, about British foreign policy.


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