Born: 18 January 1967;
Place of Birth: Welling, Southeast London, UK; alt. North London, UK;
Citizen: United Kingdom;
Religion: Islam (Salafi);
Address: United Kingdom;
Choudary, known as Abu Luqman, is a radical British Islamist preacher who was jailed in 2016 for pledging allegiance to ISIS. He than said he’d continue recruiting for ISIS in the British prison.
On 6 September 2016, Choudary was sentenced to five years and six months in prison for his encouraging support of ISIS.
Choudary would tell his recruits that those who opposed ISIS, were not true Muslims.
His supporters shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ in the courtroom, when he was taken to jail.
He had previously stated his support for Sharia Law in the United Kingdom. He is the leader and a former member of the dissolved militant group al-Muhajiroun.
This group organised several anti-Western demonstrations, including a banned protest march in London for which Choudary was summoned to appear in court.
The UK government banned Al-Muhajiroun and Choudary was present at the launch of its intended successor, Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah.
He later helped form Al Ghurabaa, which was also banned. Choudary then became the spokesman for Islam4UK.
He is a critic of the UK’s involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and praised those responsible for the 11 September 2001 and 7 July 2005 attacks. Choudary supports the implementation of Sharia law throughout the UK and Poland.
He also marched in protest at the Jyllands-Posten cartoons controversy, following which he was prosecuted for organising an unlawful demonstration. Also, he was investigated for his comments in 2006 regarding Pope Benedict XVI, but not charged.
In 1999, when The Sunday Telegraph identified him as having been involved in the recruitment of Muslim trainees leaving Britain to fight abroad. He told the newspaper “before they go abroad to fight for organisations like the IIF, the volunteers are trained in Britain. Some of the training does involve guns and live ammunition.”
Choudary developed his views under the influence of hate preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed.
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