ISIS-backing hate preacher Anjem Choudary will remain behind bars after court rejects appeal

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who was jailed in Britain last year for encouraging support for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), has failed to have his conviction overturned. Three judges ruled the 49-year-old does not have “arguable” grounds for appeal.

Choudary, a notorious hate preacher, was jailed for five-and-a-half years in 2016 alongside Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 33, from Whitechapel, east London, for their public support of IS.

The father-of-five attempted to have his sentence quashed. However, Lady Justice Sharp and two others ruled his conviction was not “arguably unsafe.”

  • bob e

    good place for him to pray ..

  • Blind Druid

    The sad truth is, he is doing way more damage by Islamic recruitment in prison than he ever could out on the street.

    • Watchman

      I think there is already a solid jihadist islamist movement already in UK jails, one more won’t make that much difference. Let out he would be much more free to spread the word of jihad. I at least had some respect for the odious Choudary for his refusal to hide the message behind takkiya (religiously sanction lying to advance the cause of islam), we could point to him and say, “That is what islam teaches”, an since what he said is islamicist doctrine, no imam could say that he was lying as they would then be guilty of apostasy.

      • Brett_McS

        It is only because the west, especially in western Europe, is so unsure of the demonstrable superiority of its own cultural heritage that people like Choudary have to be locked up. In a more confident society they would be left free to talk – and be mercilessly ridiculed.

        • Yes, well said. However, I would be inclined to add after “mercilessly ridiculed”: “then thrown out” as being “not wanted on passage” as we used to say in my seagoing days.

          The problem with Western authorities is that they have insufficient courage to either ridicule him or deport him. Instead, they fartarse about minutely analysing the legal technicalities of every sub-sub-paragraph of what he says, in a desperate attempt to avoid having to face up to the sum of what he is, says, does and represents.

          They only locked him up because the increasing storm of public opinion was causing them more grief than he was.

          • Watchman

            The authorities use the, “Not all muslims are like that”, as an excuse to do nothing. They will tell us we can’t paint all muslims with the brush of terrorism, and yet refuse to examine islam and also refuse to criticise it as they believed it was true themselves.

  • Barrington Minge

    This piece of shit should be behind bars permanently….