Free Anjem Choudary

He’s repulsive, but he shouldn’t be sent to prison.

In Britain in 2016, a man faces jail for what he thinks. For what he says. His crime was not to harm another person or damage property, but to subscribe to a warped ideological view of the world. That is, he committed a thoughtcrime, and he’s being punished for it. His name is Anjem Choudary, the infamous imam, finger-wagger extraordinaire at what he sees as the sinful West and its decadent kuffar inhabitants, and however much it sticks in our craw we must demand that he not be sent to jail, and that his conviction be overturned. Not so much for his benefit as for ours, and for the hard fought-for principle that individuals should never — but never — be punished by the state for what they think and say.

I am not inclined to agree with the author, however head to the comments in this article, they are good fun.

  • canminuteman

    I am inclined to agree with the author, but would he say the same thing about native Britons in jail for thought crimes?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      They got OJ for something other than murder.

    • Uncommunist

      Not too many pieces (if any) calling for the release of wasp thoughtcrime victims.

  • andycanuck

    They would deport him, but the courts have said they can’t because he’d probably be killed/executed back home so locking him up sounds a good compromise to me.

    • Minicapt

      He was born in the UK; deportation is not an immediate option.


      • andycanuck

        Must be another guy I was remembering.

        So, charge him with treason and behead the f#cker after a stay in the Tower. If anyone complains, say he’s getting the same treatment as Charles I so it’s not “racist”.

  • Spatchcocked

    Free Djilas !
    That was a joke once….Allen Ginsburg made it.

  • ismiselemeas

    In essence yes, he is correct. However, if a conspiracy can be proven, he’s wrong. Choudary is part of a wider connect the dots scheme of which he is fairly and squarely in the centre. Known associates have committed murder, assault, coercion, perjury and multiple other offences. One does not have to commit the crime in order to be guilty of the crime via conspiracy. Most western jurisdictions allow for this. Canada’s criminal code is clear:
    465. (1) Except where otherwise expressly provided by law, the following provisions apply in respect of conspiracy:
    (a) every one who conspires with any one to commit murder or to cause another person to be murdered, whether in Canada or not, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a maximum term of imprisonment for life;