Hate preacher Anjem Choudary pictured in London
Credit: Daily Mail
United Kingdom: Experts fear that Anjem Choudary’s return to home turf after serving three years for urging support for Islamic State could galvanise his terror followers in and around Ilford, East London.
Anjem Choudary walks along the road close to his home in East London today after being released from his bail hostel following his release from jail six months ago Credit: Daily Mail
He was spotted yesterday strolling to a local mosque while wearing an electric tag Credit: The Sun
He helped radicalise London Bridge attack ringleader Khuram Butt, Fusilier Lee Rigby’s killers and members of banned terror group al-Muhajiroun.
While talking to ITCT Newsdesk, ITCT Executive Director Noor Dahri said, “Anjem Choudary is a very dangerous man. He’s not only a threat to non-Muslims in UK but also to the Muslim community. No one has damaged the Muslim community more in last decade or more than Anjem Choudary and his radical minions. This man does not belong on the streets of our beautiful country. He belongs in a 6×4 cell for the rest of his life so that he’s unable to harm any living being ever again.”
A Hope Not Hate report this year claims al-Muhajiroun’s network is “starting to emerge again” with active cells across London.
“He’ll be rubbing shoulders with ex-ALM members who’ve been released in recent years, spreading hate and fuelling extremism,” terror expert Dr Paul Stott said.
Choudary is banned from meeting terror pals as a condition of his licence.
But Col Richard Kemp, retired Army officer and ex-Cobra chief, was quoted by The Sun as saying: “He should not be out of prison.”
“He’s known to facilitate and encourage terror and I’ve no doubt he’ll be back up to it again with the Hateful Eight and others.”
The Choudary-led extremist group al-Muhajiroun was outlawed by the Government following the 2005 7/7 attacks on London but it has continued to operate under a number of different images.