How British Muslims reacted to Anjem Choudary's conviction

British Muslim’s collectively respond to the news with a huge sigh of relief

Thursday 18 August 2016 07:29
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Anjem Choudhary leaving a press conference in Millbank Studios
Anjem Choudhary leaving a press conference in Millbank Studios

Radical hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been found guilty of inviting support for Isis.

Muslims and Muslim organisations around the country have come out in support of the verdict, with many saying they have been waiting years for Choudary to be locked away.

Choudary denied the charges but was convicted over a series of lectures put on YouTube between June 2014 and March last year.

Sara Khan, Director of Inspire, a counter-extremism and human rights organisation, said: “This conviction serves as a reminder of the reality of Islamist extremists promoting their hatred and violence in the UK.

“Although these men are no longer on the streets, we must recognise there are other extremists in Britain aggressively promoting an Islamist extreme worldview often on campus, communities and social media.

“We all have a responsibility in challenging this perverse ideology whether in mosques, universities or online. There is no place for such extremism in our society.”

British Muslim’s took to Twitter to collectively respond to the news with a huge sigh of relief:

Mohammed Shafiq the Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation spoke to The Independent about the news:

“I think it’s great news he has been finally convicted. We are very glad that someone who has been so dangerous has been locked up.

“This actually tells you the current legislation is sufficient to hold those people to account.

“We have been watching him radicalise people on a regular basis and the media have been given him ample airtime to pedal his hatred.

“We won’t celebrate too much because there are other likeminded people who still pose a threat and we must confront them.”

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