London – Muslim Cleric Anjem Choudary Arrested for Terrorism

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choudry1LONDON — One of Britain’s most notorious radical preachers has been charged with generating support for ISIS, police said Wednesday.

Anjem Choudary, 48, was initially arrested and bailed in September 2014 on suspicion of membership in ISIS.

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Scotland Yard said Wednesday Choudary had been charged and brought into custody under Britain’s Terrorism Act.

Choudary allegedly “invited support for a proscribed terrorist organization … known as ISIS,” the force said in a statement. A second man, Mohammed Rahman, is facing the same charge. “Proscribed” means banned in the U.K.

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service said that the charges related to the period between June 29, 2014 and March 6 of this year.

It is alleged that Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman invited support for ISIS in individual lectures which were subsequently published online,” it said in a statement.

The two men were due to appear in a London court later Wednesday.

Choudary, a known Islamist firebrand, has been accused in the past of spreading hate. He recently was in the headlines for blaming the U.S. for radicalizing “Jihadi John,” the masked executioner seen in propaganda videos of ISIS beheadings.



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5 Responses to London – Muslim Cleric Anjem Choudary Arrested for Terrorism

  1. J. Soden says:

    The Brits must’ve had to have a LOT of evidence to charge him, ’cause in England you are guilty ’till proven innocent.
    Guess his days of being a spokesman for ISIS are on the wane . . . .

  2. Tina says:

    I wonder what the penalty is if they’re guilty as charged? The way things are going lately a slap on the wrist wouldn’t surprise me.

  3. Pie Guevara says:

    About time. Are Brits finally getting a backbone?

  4. Peggy says:

    Don’t know if the Brits have a backbone, but the Netherlands sure did.

    The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism:

    “The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.

    A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: “The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society.”

  5. Chris says:

    Peggy, not only is that an old story–Post Scripts had an article on it a month ago, and the bill is actually from 2011–the site you got it from, American Renaissance is a white supremacist site.

    You have linked to it before, and I have told you this.

    Jack and Tina have also previously linked to this hate site within the past year, and I have informed them of its white supremacist bent as well.

    This is a disturbing pattern. Why do so many conservatives link to this white supremacist site so often? How are you finding it? Is it commonly linked to on other right wing blogs?

    How close are the links between the regular right wing blogosphere and white supremacist blogs?

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