Anjem Choudary

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Anjem Choudary is a British Muslim social and political activist. Anjem Choudary is a British Islamist and a social and political activist convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000 of inviting support for a proscribed organisation, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He was subsequently subject to sanctions by both the U.S. State Department and the U.N. Security Council freezing his assets. He was previously a solicitor and served as the chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers, and, until it was proscribed, as the spokesman for Islam4UK. A critic of the UK's involvement in the wars in Iraq (2003–11) and Afghanistan (2001–16), Choudary praised those responsible for the 11 September 2001 and 7 July 2005 attacks. He promotes the implementation of Sharia law throughout the UK, Poland and India. He marched in protest at the Jyllands-Posten cartoons controversy, following which he was prosecuted for organising an unlawful demonstration. During a protest outside Westminster Cathedral in 2006, Choudary told demonstrators that the Pope should be executed for insulting Islam.

On 6 September 2016, Choudary was sentenced to five years and six months in prison following conviction for inviting others to support the proscribed organisation ISIS. He was released automatically on licence in October 2018
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