Radical preacher Anjem Choudary is facing prison after being found guilty of inviting support for ISIS.The 49-year-old and his co-defendant Mohammed Mizanur Rahman pledged allegiance to Isis during its brutal advance through Syria and Iraq in 2014 and used videos to support the terrorist group’s cause, police said.
Security sources now believe Choudary has links to as many as 500 jihadis who have left Britain to join Isis in Syria and Iraq. Police described his conviction as a “significant” victory in the fight against extremism.
He and Rahman were found guilty on 28 July following a trial at the Old Bailey. Choudary has been jailed today for five-and-a-half years.