Anti-terror experts fear the conviction of Britain’s most prolific jihadi recruiter could lead to a spike in people being influenced by his social media presence.
Anjem Choudary is facing up to a decade behind bars after he was found guilty of terror offences.
The extremist cleric has been convicted of inviting support for terror group Islamic State in a series of lectures released on YouTube.
Experts fear his conviction could have a knock-on effect with many more people viewing his social media postings for the first time.
I still maintain that Choudary, if not directly working for the state was purposely granted a long leash to conduct his activities.
I’ll be very curious to see what sentence is imposed come September.