How Choudary corrupted the minds of children: He inspired boy, 5, to shout ‘shame’ at women not wearing burkas, his brother, 12, to defend Charlie Hebdo killers and their sister, 9, to dream of going to Syria

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For nearly 20 years, Anjem Choudary thought he was untouchable. The Islamic hate preacher stood on street corners with a microphone spewing out vile anti-British propaganda condemning Western lifestyles and promising that Islamic flags would soon fly over Downing Street.

He called for the Queen to wear a burka, drunks to receive 40 lashes, and told his increasingly fanatical Muslim disciples — some just children — that it was their duty to claim State benefits (or ‘jihadseeker’s allowance’, as he called it) to impoverish this country.

Research by the Henry Jackson Society, a UK-based think-tank on security, shows that almost a quarter of Islamic-linked terror offenders in the UK since 1999 have been inspired by Choudary or his close associates.

Remarkably, it says one in ten had a personal relationship with him.

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