Anjem Choudary, the radical British Islamic cleric of Pakistan descent who has often appeared on American and British television, was convicted late last month for swearing allegiance to the ISIS terror organization, a UK judge revealed on Tuesday.
Choudary, founder of the al-Muhajiroun (ALM) terror group and the Islam4UK movement, which served as a front for the ALM, was first exposed as a radical supporter of Islamic terrorism in an interview with Israel’s Channel 10, declaring his vision of a united Islamic caliphate armed and capable of recapturing those parts of Europe once held by Islam.
In the Channel 10 special Choudary also revealed his involvement in plots “to overthrow the regimes” across the West. He also admitted his intentions “to radicalize the [Islamic] youth”.
The British cleric also praised the 2001 9/11 attackers as “magnificent martyrs”, and called for the Queen of England to be “tried for the crimes she committed”.
Choudary both advocated and predicated the Muslim takeover of the West, suggesting that Sharia law would be implemented “maybe in 10 or 15 years’ time… in Britain”.
“By 2050, Britain will be a majority Muslim country. It will be the end of freedom of democracy and submission to God.”
But it was Choudary’s active support of the ISIS terror group that led to his conviction last month. Security officials believe Choudary was instrumental in recruiting hundreds of young Brits to fight on behalf of the Islamic State in Syria.
Choudary could spend up to 10 years in prison.