Anyone who encourages terrorism should be thrown in jail, says Muslim group chief

'I support any initiative to put those who glorify terrorism behind bars', says chief executive of Muslim group

A terrorist attack took place in London

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Those who glorify terrorism and celebrate the killing of innocent people should be put behind bars, according to the chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation.

Mohammed Shafiq spoke to talkRADIO as the fallout continues from Saturday's terror attack on London Bridge, which left seven people dead and dozens injured.

Shafiq recalled that he saw hate preacher Anjem Choudary in College Green the day after the death of Lee Rigby in May 2013, and Khuram Butt, one of the men who attacked London Bridge on Saturday, was alongside Choudary.

Shafiq told Julia Hartley-Brewer that he's surprised people who openly encourage terrorist atrocities are able to freely roam our streets and there is a fine line between expressing unusual views and glorifying terrorism.

He said that he would support any initiative to put those kind of people behind bars and he makes no apology for that.

Shafiq believes a review must be conducted by the Government on dealing with these issues and whilst he salutes the police and intelligence agencies, they must investigate what they knew before the London terror attack and what they did with that information.

Listen to the full interview above