Wow, first the Brexit and now this.
The news is official, London's biggest Islamic Hate-meister and ISIS fanboi, who has been skirting the law for years has finally crossed over it.
Pictured here in happier days
And is now looking at potentially ten year sentence.
While few ever doubted that he privately swore the Bey'a to Al-Bhagdadi and thus voided his status as a subject of Her Majesty. I am rather amazed that he got caught at it. That was clumsy of him.
After every terrorist atrocity, promises have been made to gag, prosecute or deport the “preachers of hate”. However, this has been easier said than done in a free country governed by the rule of law and nowhere more so than in the case of Anjem Choudary.
For years this Islamist extremist was routinely trotted out on our TV screens as though he were somehow providing a balanced and thoughtful commentary on current affairs. As long ago as 2003, when two British Muslims carried out a suicide bomb attack in Israel, he told the BBC that Muslims had an obligation to support their fellow believers in jihad and the greatest sacrifice they could make was to lay down their own lives while taking those of others.
After the murder of Lee Rigby, he was again on television defending the indefensible. He should never have been given this platform: it was not as though broadcasters were unaware of his fanaticism. He was, after all, the leader of Al-Muhajiroun, a now-outlawed organisation preaching holy war and martyrdom.
At last – and many years too late – the law introduced to stop people urging support for terrorist groups such as Isil has finally caught up with Choudary. He has been convicted and faces a jail term along with two other extremists. Since many Islamists are radicalised in prison, he must not be allowed to carry on preaching his anti-Western bile to potential recruits while a guest of Her Majesty.