Anjem Choudary, a radical British preacher, was recently taken into custody and been charged with inviting support for the terrorist organization ISIS. He and another suspect, Mohammed Rahman, were brought to the Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where the residing judge later suggested to media that the two men intend to plead not guilty.
From the BBC:
Both men have each been charged with one offence under section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000, alleged to have taken place between 29 June 2014 and 6 March this year.
They were arrested on September 25, 2014 after police were lead to believe they may be linked to the Islamic State.
Sue Hemming, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “It is alleged that Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman invited support for Isis [also known as IS] in individual lectures which were subsequently published online.”
Mr Choudary is the former UK head of Islamist group al-Muhajiroun – also known as Islam4UK – which was banned in 2010.
Choudary has created quite the following on social media, which is where his alleged ISIS-related messages were sent to an approximately 32,000 Facebook followers.
He’s finally getting what he deserves!
Found at Young Cons