Extremist Choudary is guilty
BRITISH-born radical preacher Anjem Choudary, who has spent the past 20 years spreading extremist views, is facing jail after being found guilty of drumming up support for ISIS.
The 49-year-old Muslim encouraged backing for the terrorist group in a series of talks posted on YouTube, the Old Bailey heard.
Despite being a leader figure in the banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun, Choudary stayed on the right side of the law for two decades.
He now faces 10 years in prison, although judge admitted: “There is very little in the way of precedent in the way of sentencing.”
Choudary and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 33, were found guilty of inviting support for ISIS between June 29 2014 and March 6 2015.
Police pounced after Choudary, along with three other influential radicals, lent their names to an oath of allegiance to ISIS.
The trial heard the preacher’s supporters included the murderers of soldier Lee Rigby.
Choudary, of Ilford, and Rahman, of Whitechapel, east London, will be sentenced next month.