FREED hate preacher Anjem Choudary is seen smirking amid fears he and seven disciples may form a “Hateful Eight”.
The radical cleric, 52, was seen wearing an electronic ankle tag on the way to a mosque.
Anjem Choudary, who drank and took drugs at university, was jailed in 2016 for inviting others to join ISIS[/caption]
The hate-preacher served only three years of a five and a half year sentence[/caption]
He was spotted yesterday strolling to a local mosque while wearing an electric tag[/caption]
Experts fear the hate-filled father of five’s return to home turf after serving three years for urging support for ISIS could galvanise his terror followers in and around Ilford, East London.
He helped radicalise London Bridge attack ringleader Khuram Butt, Fusilier Lee Rigby’s killers and members of banned terror group al-Muhajiroun.
A Hope Not Hate report this year claims ALM’s network is “starting to emerge again” with active cells across London.
Terror expert Dr Paul Stott said: “Choudary was Britain’s most famous jihadi and led a localised network of London extremists. His return to this hotspot fills those who remember the dark days of al-Muhajiroun with dread.
“He’ll be rubbing shoulders with ex-ALM members who’ve been released in recent years, spreading hate and fuelling extremism.”
The Sun Says: Clerical error
WHEN Anjem Choudary was jailed in 2016 for acting as a cheerleader for ISIS, we asked on this page why he’d been given such a pathetic sentence.
“Why, again and again, is our justice system so absurdly lenient on those bent on our slaughter?” we wondered.
Today, with this hate preacher out on the streets halfway through his five-and-a-half-year term, along with other extremists, we ask the same question.
As the inquest into the London Bridge attack begins, the consequences of going soft on terror should be on all our minds.
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Choudary is banned from meeting terror pals as a condition of his licence.
But Col Richard Kemp, retired Army officer and ex-Cobra chief, said: “He should not be out of prison.
“He’s known to facilitate and encourage terror and I’ve no doubt he’ll be back up to it again with the Hateful Eight and others.”
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Richard Dart, a 33-year-old from Acton, West London, got six years’ jail in 2013 for terror plot[/caption]
A Muslim convert, Abu Izzadeen 44, of Leyton, East London, was jailed in 2008 for inciting terrorism[/caption]
Mohammed Rahman was jailed with Choudary in 2016 over ISIS support – the 35-year-old is now an IS executioner[/caption]
Mohammed Shamsuddin, no2 in al-Muhajiroun was filmed praying with London Bridge plotter Khuram Butt[/caption]
Abu Uzair, aka Sajid Sharif, praised 9/11 as ‘magnificent’ and said ‘we don’t live in peace with you anymore’[/caption]
Abu Waleed, from Hounslow, West London, was a fanatic who says Christians must be forced to convert to Islam[/caption]
Anthony Small was a member of Choudary’s Islam4UK who converted in 2007, cleared of terror raps twice[/caption]
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