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.”