Radical preacher Anjem Choudary jailed for five years


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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