Where was Anjem Choudary born and raised?
Born in London on 18 January 1967, Anjem Choudary is the son of a Welling market trader and is of Punjabi-Pakistani descent.
Why was Jamey Choudary sentenced to five years in prison?
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.
How is the chairman of the commune elected?
The Chairman of the Commune is elected directly by the citizens and confirmed in their appointment by the Comité de Salut Public (rejection by the Comité demands a new election be held).
When was Anjem Choudary expelled from the UK?
The UK government had investigated expelling Bakri even before the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, and in July 2003 the headquarters of al-Muhajiroun, and the homes of Bakri and Choudary, were raided by the police. The following year, under new anti-terrorist legislation, the government announced…
How did Anjem Choudary get involved with Islam?
Choudary embraced Islamism and, with the Islamist militant leader Omar Bakri Muhammed, co-founded al-Muhajiroun, a Salafi Wahabi organisation. The two men had met at a local mosque, where Bakri was giving a tafsir (an interpretation of the Qur’an).
When did Anjem Choudary get out of jail?
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.
What did Anjem Choudary say about 9 / 11?
Choudary referred to the 11 September 2001 terrorists as “magnificent martyrs”. In 2003 he said that al-Muhajiroun would “encourage people to fulfil their Islamic duties and responsibilities”, although he also said that the group was a political movement and not responsible for individual actions.