What are British officials going to do when they discover that Choudary’s “hate” and “extremist views” are far more mainstream among Muslims, and within Islamic tradition, than they had realized?
If they ever discover this, by then it will likely be far, far too late.
Notorious UK Islamist cleric Anjem Choudary has been moved into isolation at a high-security jail after he failed to stop preaching his extremist views despite warnings from prison authorities, the Sunday Times reports.
Choudary is reportedly the first known Islamist to be moved to the specially-created unit at HMP Frankland, however the Ministry of Justice has refused to identify the prisoners held in the unit.
Choudary was jailed for five-and-a-half years in September 2016 for encouraging support for the Islamic State militant group. He and co-defendant Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 33, used a series of talks posted on YouTube to invite backing for the group, and pledged their allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Choudary is the former head in Britain of Islam4UK or al-Muhajiroun, a now banned group co-founded by Omar Bakri Muhammad that called for Islamic law in Britain.
But for two decades the former lawyer, who is of Pakistani descent, managed to stay on the right side of the law….
That’s a vivid illustration of just how supine and compromised British authorities really are.