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Islamist subversive in England could go to gaol for a frightfully long time

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Britain’s leading Islamofascist agitator Anjem Choudary could go to prison for a decade because he has been convicted of supporting Islamic State (a.k.a. Daesh, ISIS, ISIL).

Unfortunately the United Kingdom abolished the death penalty in 1998.

Breitbart News reports

Choudary was convicted at the Old Bailey after jurors heard that he had sworn allegiance to the terrorist group, and urged his followers to do the same in a series of videos broadcast via YouTube.

Both Choudary and his co-defendant, Mohammed Rahman, 33, urged their supporters to obey Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and to travel to Syria to support Islamic State, also referred to as “the caliphate”, the court heard.

The pair were convicted in July but details of the court case, including the verdict, could not be reported until today. They both face up to ten years in jail for inviting support for a proscribed organisation, and will be sentenced in September.

Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC said: “The prosecution case is that whichever name is used, the evidence is quite clear: when these defendants were inviting support for an Islamic state or caliphate they were referring to the one declared in Syria and its environs by Ibrahim [Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi at the end of June 2014.

“Terrorist organisations thrive and grow because people support them and that is what this case is about. Do not confuse that with the right of people to follow the religion of their choice or to proclaim support for a caliphate.”

Choudary denied the charges, claiming merely to be a “lecturer in sharia law” giving “the Islamic perspective”.  As part of the evidence jurors were shown a YouTube video lasting one hour and six minutes, uploaded to Choudary’s YouTube channel on 9 September 2014, titled How Muslims Assess the Legitimacy of the Caliphate. The video consisted of a speech by Choudary, played over the image of a map of northern Africa, the Middle East, north-west Asia and southern Europe. […]

No one should be surprised that Choudary is an enemy of Western civilization.

In 2015 Choudary said, International Business Times reports, that he “would love to go and live” in the Islamic State, “if the British government would give back my passport. People are flocking to the Islamic State, […] people are loving it there. You can see the parties in the streets in Raqqa and Ramadi.”

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Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum writes and speaks widely on ACORN and other…