August 9, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On Wednesday, August 5 imam Anjem Choudary - a long-time UK supporter of Islamic terrorism – along with fellow jihadist Mahmoud Rahman, were charged with providing support to ISIS and jailed.
“We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman for inviting support for Isil, a proscribed terrorist organisation, between 29 June 2014 and 6 March this year. Each man is charged with one offence contrary to section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000. It is alleged that Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman invited support for Isis in individual lectures which were subsequently published online.” [source, Preacher Anjem Choudary charged with encouraging support for Islamic State , UK Guardian]
Choudary’s record of supporting jihad while availing himself of all the benefits [literally] of UK citizenship has been remarkable.
Since the late 1990s he has been involved in nearly every aspect of terror promotion, including operations which seem to have been within the network of Osama bin-Laden.
According to Discover the Networks:
"Choudary in 1999 was chief recruiter in Great Britain for the International Islamic Front (IIF), a group persuading and assisting young British Muslims to undergo “guns and live ammunition” combat training and then go overseas to fight Jihad (“Holy War”) in Chechnya and the Balkans. The head and chief sponsor of IIF in England was the founder of Al Muhajiroun,Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammad. Osama bin Laden in 1998 issued a fatwa that declared it a Muslim’s “individual duty” to kill Americans and he created a new organization called the International (or World) Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders. Sheikh Bakri Mohammad described himself as the head of the “political wing” of IIF with no “structural link” to bin Laden, according to the India newspaper Indian Express, but the Sheikh acknowledged that “the military wing of the International Islamic Front is run by Osama bin Laden.” [source, Anjem Choudary, Discover the Networks]
As the BBC reported in 2003:
“Anti-terrorist police officers have raided the headquarters of the radical Islamic group al-Muhajiroun. Other raids have taken place at the homes of the group's leaders, Omar Bakri Muhammad in Edmonton, north-east London, and Anjem Choudary in Tottenham, north London. Scotland Yard said search warrants to enter the properties in London and also Essex were executed under the Terrorism Act.” [source, Police raid Islamic grou: Scotland Yard said search warrants to enter the properties in London and also Essex were executed under the Terrorism Act , BBC]
Al Muhajiroun was subsequently banned as a terrorist organization in 2005 amd Omar Bakri fled Britain from which he is now barred from re-entry. The group resurfaced again under the guise of Islam4UK which has also been banned as a terrorist group.
Choudary is unapologetic, an anti-Semite and clearly a permanent terrorist threat to the security of the UK because of his open jihadism. If Britain still had a system of justice Choudary would have already had an appointment with a brick wall and be pushing up daisies somewhere from an un-marked grave.
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