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9/6/16

Terrorism: UK court sentences Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary for supporting ′Islamic State′

British judge Timothy Holroyde on Monday announced a court decision to sentence Anjem Choudary, Britain's most well-known Islamist preacher, to five years and six months in prison for inviting support for the "Islamic State" militant group on social media.

Prosceutors claimed that Choudary used online lectures and messages to bolster support for the militant group, which rose to notoriety in 2014 when it seized large swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.

The preacher's name appeared on an oath declaring legitimacy for the "proclaimed Islamic Caliphate State," calling on Muslims to obey or provide support for its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, prosecutors said.

Note EU-Diges: a very weak sentence by the British judge.


Read more: UK court sentences Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary for supporting ′Islamic State′ | News | DW.COM | 06.09.2016

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