Imam Who Recruited for ISIS in England is About to Get Released From Prison Early

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Posted: Sep 14, 2018 1:00 PM
Imam Who Recruited for ISIS in England is About to Get Released From Prison Early

In September 2016, infamous and dangerous Imam Anjem Choudary was sentenced to five years in prison for recruiting individuals to join ISIS and carry out jihad against "infidels" in the west. Before his loyalty to ISIS, Choudary praised Osama bin Laden for carrying out the September 11 attacks.

Next week Choudary will be released from prison early on a technicality. He's served less than half of his sentence and is still considered a serious threat. 

From the Telegraph:

Anjem Choudary, the notorious Islamist hate preacher, will be released from jail next month despite a chilling warning from the justice minister that he remained “genuinely dangerous”.

Choudary, 51, is due to be freed within weeks after serving half of a five-and-a-half-year prison sentence for encouraging Muslims to join Islamic State.

The Government admitted on Tuesday it was powerless to prevent Choudary from being released on licence. Rory Stewart, the prisons minister, said that the preacher was “a deeply pernicious, destabilising influence”.

Mr Stewart, in an interview, added: “He is... somebody who is a genuinely dangerous person. We will be watching him very carefully.”

At the time he was jailed in 2016, Choudary had been linked to 15 terror plots dating back almost 20 years and connections to hundreds of British jihadists who fled to Syria to fight.

Outrage over his release has already ensued.