London court commits Islamist preacher to jail
Radical British Islamist preacher Anjeb Choudary, who for two decades touted sharia law for Britain, was handed a five and-a-half year sentence by a London court for supporting ISIS and encouraging young Muslims to join jihad. His follower Mohammed Mizanur Rahman was found guilty of the same charges and given the same sentence. For many years, Choudary escaped the long arm of British law, even when known to be the driving force behind the 7/7 London transport attacks and the murderers of the British solider Lee Rigby. But his 2014 pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State and “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the turning point that enabled the police to nail him for adhering to a proscribed terrorist group.