Today has gotten off to a great start for me. I awoke to the news that Anjem Choudary had been convicted on terrorism charges in a UK court. To make a long story short, Choudary pledged allegiance to ISIS and that same pledge directly led to his followers packing up to go join the evil organization. Evil is not a term I use lightly, but ISIS definitely qualifies (as does a regime like North Korea’s). Ol’ Anjem had been playing fast and loose with the law for years, but this is what finally got him caught up. He now faces 10 years or so in prison. In my opinion, he should be locked up for life and never released.

Here’s just a few of his terrorist ties…

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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37098751

The BBC has an excellent story on all this, different from the one linked above. I imagine home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani wrote it in advance of today’s verdict, because it is much too thorough to have been thrown together at the last moment. Of course, the verdict was actually delivered in late July. For legal reasons today was the earliest it could be reported. I imagine the BBC knew this was coming out for quite some time. Well, at least long enough to do this post

 

The scenes would change – but not the words.

The flag of Islam will fly over Downing Street, was his favourite prediction, followed by some kind of rhetorical flourish. “The Muslims are rising to establish the Sharia… Pakistan, Afghanistan and perhaps, my dear Muslims, Londonistan.”

He would greet the journalists with a smile, and some guile, dressed up as charm.

One day outside Regent’s Park Mosque (he was banned from ranting inside its premises) he told the crowd he was honoured that I had turned up to hear him speak. He liked playing games. It gave him a sense that he was winning.

Except it wasn’t a game. The evidence now shows that Anjem Choudary is one of the most dangerous men in Britain. Not a bomb-maker. Not a facilitator. But an ideologue, a thinker, who encouraged others not to stop and think for themselves before they turned to violence to implement their shared worldview.

Anyway, there’s a little background on all this in case you wanted to dig deeper. I’m actually here for a different reason, though. I wanted to bring you the best insults and trash talk from Twitter that I could find pot-verdict…

That one isn’t even a burn, but I think it’s a point to be considered. Although likely illegal, plenty of people echo this sentiment.

https://twitter.com/SteveBlogs1/status/765587729660964864

https://twitter.com/j_accuse89/status/765602319849357312

I saw a couple of those sort of tweets as well. I don’t think this is a free speech issue. The guy pledged allegiance to ISIS and in the process provided them material support in the form of fighters.  Yes, this was indirect, but his public and private actions were in clear violation of the law. After years of staying so assiduously within that law Choudary finally fell short.

I, for one, am very glad that he did.

10 comments
  1. Fuck locking him up for life. All terrorists deserve one single act of mercy … a single bullet to the back of the skull. What they don’t deserve are the resources we would have to spend to maintain their worthless, villainous lives while incarcerated.

    1. Death pentalty’s a touchy subject to many, but I agree that keeping them alive is only a waste of resources and law-abiding citizens’ tax dollars. Makes me wonder why more places don’t just use convicts as a form of slave labor. The economy would be helped dramatically.

  2. He will get on well with the class of Muslim that is found in prison, they are now an established gang in prisons who attack people to intimidate them into converting. I hope he doesn’t radicalise more people in prison. Every time somebody commits an act of terrorism, particularly the home-grown ‘lone-wolf’ syndrome, it always seems to be somebody who couldn’t reconcile their faith with the society they find themselves in. In the case of Choudary, he was known to drink and have sex outside of marriage at university. These things write themselves.

  3. That clown should be nowhere in Europe and should be in a shithole in the middle east somewhere fucking his goat virgins.

  4. The only problem though is that he could turn to radicalism in jail and bring forth other potential wanna be murderers and terrorists. Deport him to Syria or Iraq.

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