British radical preacher Anjem Choudary, who faces charges for inviting support for the Islamic State group through social media, returned to jail today after breaking his bail terms, according to court authorities.
The 48-year-old Choudary, who has been frequently interviewed by British and US media on his views on Islam and the Middle East, was arrested in August but was granted bail on 4 September, pending a trial to be held in January.
But London’s Westminster court revoked his bail after he was seen meeting a person he was “precluded from contacting”.
At an earlier hearing, Choudary, from east London, said he would plead not guilty.
Choudary and his co-accused, Mohammed Rahman, are charged with inviting support for the banned terror group between June 2014 and March 2015.