Anjem Choudary

We Must Tackle Extremism Without Compromising Freedom of Speech

Deeyah Khan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Freedom of speech is a human right, and the foundation upon which democracy is built. Any restriction of freedom of speech is a restriction upon democracy. We must defend democracy using its own mechanisms, through explaining and exemplifying its merits rather than through the heavy-handed and arbitrary silencing of its critics.

Anjem Choudary Just Told Muslims They're Not Allowed To Vote

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK

Radical cleric Anjem Choudary told Muslims on Friday not to vote in the General Election on 7 May, claiming it is "strictly forbidden" in Islam. Th...

Tory MP's Aide Apologises For 'Vile' Tweet About Prophet Muhammad

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett & Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics

An aide to a Conservative MP has apologised for sending a tweet calling the Islamic Prophet Muhammad a "child abuser" and an "evil bastard". Mark C...

Theresa May Is Wrong About Extremism

John Sargeant | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

If we are really concerned about the likes of Anjem Choudary poisoning minds to take up violence to overthrow democracy, banning him from our television screens is the wrong way... We make much of the liberty to think and voice our opinions. The line that most free speech advocates draw is an incitement to kill. For which laws currently exist, along with counter terrorism legislation. The home secretary risks making Choudary a victim for Islamists to rally for with the new proposals. Young people, with radical religious notions of changing the world, will have an officially state stamped underground movement. How nice of us to signal that for them.

Anjem Choudary Released On Bail

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, one of 11 men held as part of an investigation into alleged support of banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun, has been...

Terror Arrests On The M6

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Counter-terror police have made more arrests during a motorway swoop as part of an investigation into alleged support of banned extremist group al-Muh...

Hardline Hate Preacher's 'Party Animal' Past As Student Called 'Andy'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Anjem Choudary became a household name for courting controversy as a preacher of hate, and now the 47-year-old is under arrest today as part of an inv...

Anjem Choudary Among Nine Arrested In London Anti-Terrorism Raid

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary is understood to be one of nine men arrested today as part of an investigation into Islamist terrorism. The men, wh...

Farage Tells Fox News How To Combat ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Paul vale | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Nigel Farage has called Britain a "Judeo-Christian country" that must "stand up" for its values if it is to counter the growing threat of ...

'Chillin' With My Homie Or What's Left Of Him'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

A British rapper who left his home in London to fight with ISIS in Syria has posted a picture of himself apparently holding aloft the severed head of ...

'Insidious' TV Debate Links Immigration To Lee Rigby Killing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, the leader of the now banned Islam4UK, said "there will be other Lee Rigbys" during a heated debate on immigration. ...

Muslim Vigilante Who Terrorised East London Given Asbo

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

A Muslim convert who took part in vigilante patrols around the capital and called for 'Sharia state' in the UK has been barred from preaching in publi...

BBC Defends Anjem Choudary Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK

The BBC is standing firm over its controversial decision to invite extremist Anjem Choudary onto the Today programme in the aftermath of the Woolwich ...

The Pantomime Villain: Anjem Choudary Invited on BBC Radio 4 Today

Imran Awan | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

Terrorism is a disease and we need to find a cure for it, but we need to start this process by engaging with serious people who can make a difference to the counter extremist narrative and not invite the likes of Choudary or organisations such as Quilliam who do not speak for British Muslims.

Backlash After Hate Preacher Given Prime Today Programme Slot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The BBC is facing a backlash after handing hate preacher Anjem Choudary the prime interview slot on the flagship Today programme. The former leader...

Muslim Group Plans London March Against Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

A group of Muslim extremists plan to hold an anti-alcohol demonstration has been dismissed as a stunt. Members of The Shariah Project, believed to ...

Asbos For Extremists

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK

The government has been warned against "stigmatising" Muslims after announcing a new crackdown on extremism. Ministers want to hand out asbos to da...

Jessica Elgot

'Stop Laughing At Anjem Choudary'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The bellicose Muslim extremist Anjem Choudary, whose outrageous demonstrations and pronouncements often earn him more than his due in the media, is no...

An Open Letter to The Sun Over Ramadan

Sunder Katwala | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK
Sunder Katwala

Dear David Dinsmore, congratulations on your recent appointment as editor of The Sun. I wish you success in leading a newspaper which has such an important voice in our national public debates. I am writing to you about a factual error in The Sun's front-page story "Ramadan a Ding-Dong".

Call To Overturn US 'Anti-Islam Hate' Bloggers Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

More than 2,000 people have signed a petition to overturn the Home Secretary's ban on two "anti-Muslim hate group" leaders who had intended to fly fro...

Banned Preacher Backs New Muslim Protection Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary has lent his support to a new Muslim protection group, the Islamic Emergency Defence, with an emergency phoneline to...

Radical Cleric Under Constant Observation, Says Met Police

PA | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Scotland Yard is closely watching radical cleric Anjem Choudary to see if his proclamations break the law, one of the force's most senior officers has...

Time for an Honest Conversation

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

Anjem Choudary does not have a job, receives state benefits to support his family, and spends his time spouting all sorts of rubbish including his hatred for this country, his desire to take money from the non-Muslims, his declaration of global Jihad against everyone, and his glorification of violence and death. Why is Anjem Choudary still freely walking our streets?

Nick Clegg: Banning Extremists From TV Would Make Them 'Heroes'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Politics

Banning extremists from television would only and increase their influence, Nick Clegg has said. "If you try and brush people under the carpet what...

Mehdi Hasan

Plans To Tackle Extremism Are A 'Waste Of Time'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics

One of the world's leading terrorism experts has branded the government's proposals to muzzle Islamist hate preachers and crack down on violent extrem...