Hate preacher Anjem Choudary should have never even have been freed, given the clear danger he poses to the British public. If anyone is an enemy of the state, he is.
Even while in jail, Choudary’s influence was immense. Choudary and many fellow jihadis worked hard to turn UK prisons into jihad recruitment camps, with forced conversions and “vulnerable” infidel prisoners paying the jizya. These jihad terrorists are accorded high status in jails, and Choudary is hailed as a legend among them. The “Queen is the enemy of Islam and must die,” one Choudary follower preached from prison.
Although he is deemed to be the “most dangerous” jihad preacher, Choudary’s reputation and his links to the jihad murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby, as well as to other jihadis, weren’t enough to prevent his release in October 2018, or the lifting now of his ban on public speaking.
Some of Choudary’s more notorious statements:
“When Sharia law is implemented, maybe in 10 or 15 years’ time, she [the Queen] would be expected like all women in Britain to be covered from head to toe, only revealing her face and hands.”
“Thieves would have various warnings first, and only in cases where he has stolen more than £20 of non-perishable goods from a private house would his hand be chopped off.”
“Under Sharia and under the Koran the sale of alcohol is prohibited and if one were to also drink alcohol, that would be 40 lashes.”
“There will be no more pubs, no more gambling houses, no more national lottery.”
“All women would have to be covered up appropriately and wear the niqab or veil and so there will be no prostitution.”
“By 2050, Britain will be a majority Muslim country. It will be the end of freedom of democracy and submission to God.”
“We don’t believe in democracy, as soon as they have authority, Muslims should implement Sharia. This is what we’re trying to teach people.”
“Next time when your child is at school and the teacher says, ‘What do you want when you grow up? What is your ambition?’ they should say, ‘To dominate the whole world by Islam, including Britain – that is my ambition’.”
Choudary will be doing his best to make up for lost time once the ban on his preaching is lifted. It is, of course, highly unlikely that the ban lessened his influence in the first place, but now he will be more influential than ever.
“Ban on Anjem Choudary’s gospel of hatred is about to be lifted as security sources fear the notorious Islamic preacher will immediately resume his campaign to radicalise young Muslims,” by Abdul Taher, Mail On Sunday, January 30, 2021:
Britain’s most notorious Islamic preacher will soon be free to spread his gospel of hate again, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
After his release from prison two years ago, extremist Anjem Choudary was banned from speaking in public under one of the strictest licence conditions ever imposed by judges.
But those restrictions will be lifted towards the end of May – and now security sources fear that Choudary will immediately resume his campaign to radicalise young Muslims.
Last night, terrorism expert and author Michael Kenney said the 54-year-old hate cleric will have ‘street cred’ after serving time behind bars, adding: ‘He is no longer just a talker, but has served time for his cause, so he has greater credibility.’
Choudary, leader of the banned Al-Muhajiroun group, was jailed for five-and-a-half years after inviting support for Islamic State.
He was released less than halfway through his sentence and has since been living at his family home in Ilford, East London, where his conditions include a night-time curfew and a ban on using the internet or preaching in public.
Before being jailed, he helped to radicalise Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby in South-East London in 2013; and Khuram Butt, the ringleader of the London Bridge attacks of 2017.
Dozens of Choudary’s followers joined Islamic State in Syria, including Siddhartha Dhar, also known as Jihadi Sid, who featured in a video showing him executing a victim.
Mohammed Reza Haque, Choudary’s former bodyguard who became known as Jihadi Giant due to his 6ft 6in frame, beheaded a hostage in another propaganda recording.
Choudary, a father-of-five, is understood to have written an autobiography, although is unlikely to make any money from it because he is banned from having a bank account.
The Treasury would probably seek to freeze any income that he earned from the book.
A Home Office source last night said Choudary would continue to be monitored by police and MI5 after his current licence conditions ended.