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.”