Anjem Choudary Isis conviction 'long overdue' says anti-extremism expert

'Long overdue' - Quilliam Foundation researcher explains Anjem Choudary's conviction

Anjem Choudary faces up to ten years in prison for inviting support for terrorism

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The conviction of islamist preacher Anjem Choudary is "long overdue," an anti-extremism expert has told talkRADIO. 

Choudary was convicted of inviting support for a terrorist organisation yesterday (Tuesday). He now faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in September. 

Hasan, a researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, told Paul Ross that the conviction is 'long overdue."

"Choudary has been one of the most dangerous men in Britain for the last 20 years," he said. "Hundreds of people linked to him have become terrorists or have gone off to Syria to join Isis and Al-Qaeda. 

"His networks are responsible for the murder of hundreds of people around the world. We're talking about the 7/7 bombings, the Paris attacks...

"All of the perpetrators were linked to him. Anyone who spoke out against him received violence and death threats."