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CRT News Coverage
September 6, 2016

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary jailed for five years

by
Henry Jackson Society
and
Hannah Stuart

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for inviting support for the so-called Islamic State group.

The 49-year-old was convicted at the Old Bailey after backing the group in an oath of allegiance published online.

Hannah Stuart, research fellow at The Henry Jackson Society – a think tank which aims to combat extremism – said Choudary and Rahman will continue to pose a threat even in prison, due to their “low likelihood of rehabilitation”.

“It is key that their internet access be restricted and that staff are able to identify their efforts to influence communal environments, such as Friday prayers or informal social settings,” she said.

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Hannah Stuart

About Hannah Stuart

Hannah Stuart is a Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society and has authored reports on extremism, terrorism and jihadist ideology as well as religious law and the role of religion in the public sphere. Hannah has a strong research record and her work has informed UK government policy. She gave testimony to the UK Home Affairs Select Committee on radicalisation. She has written analysis for the Wall Street Journal, The Times, Foreign Policy, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, and the Guardian, among others. Hannah has a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy (with Distinction) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Bristol.

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