Radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary now behind bars (Video)

Radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary now behind bars (Video)
Source: Young Conservatives

Anjem Choudary, 47, a radical British Muslim cleric, was swept up in a counter-terrorist raid this week, along with 8 other men, The Daily Mail reported Thursday.

The man who The Mail describes as “Britain’s most notorious Islamist hate preacher” got into an 11-minute shouting match late last month with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

The day before Choudary,s arrest, British Prime Minister David Cameron blasted what he called “Muslim preachers of hate,” as being the catalyst to Islamic extremism in general, and the rise of ISIS specifically, as reported here.

His arrest occurred on Thursday morning, shortly after he posted a series of nine tweets, all similar and including this one:

According to The Mail:

The show of force targeted the leadership of radical organisation Al-Muhajiroun, which he [Choudary] founded almost 20 years ago, and was later banned.

The arrests came on the eve of the first British air strikes on Islamic extremists waging war in Iraq and Syria.

Many of those held across London yesterday have been vocal cheerleaders of the bloodshed in the Middle East.

They included Choudary’s close friend, Trevor Brooks, who recently joined a wave of gloating by Islamists on social networks over the murders of hostages at the hands of the British terrorist known as Jihadi John.

Experts expressed amazement that it had taken so long for police to take action against the outspoken firebrand preacher.

Choudary’s debate with Hannity last month degenerated into a shouting match when the cleric refused to acknowledge the “convert to Islam or die” practice used by the terrorist group ISIS. Watch the exchange below.

(h/t: Young Conservatives)

Michael Dorstewitz

Michael Dorstewitz

Michael Dorstewitz is a recovering Michigan trial lawyer and former research vessel deck officer. He has written extensively for BizPac Review.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.