ISIS Supporter Anjem Choudary Finally Jailed
Followers of Anjem Choudary have been linked to numerous plots around the world yet the known terrorist and ISIS agent was only sentenced to five years and six months in prison.
Choudary had been convicted previously by a jury at London’s Old Bailey court of using online lectures and messages to encourage support of ISIS.
Prosecutors said that in postings on social media, Choudary had pledged allegiance to the “caliphate” declared by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and said Muslims had a duty to obey or provide support to him.
Choudary became infamous for praising the men responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the United States and saying he wanted to convert Buckingham Palace into a mosque.
A critic of the UK’s involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Choudary praised those responsible for the 11 September 2001 and 7 July 2005 attacks. He supports the implementation of Sharia law throughout the UK and marched in protest at the Jyllands-Posten cartoons controversy, following which he was prosecuted for organising an unlawful demonstration. He was investigated, but not charged, for his comments in 2006 regarding Pope Benedict XVI.