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Britain’s most hated man Anjem Choudary goes to Jail for supporting ISIS

The moniker, the "most hated man." was given by Britain's tabloid newspapers.Choudary, a former lawyer, has avoided prosecution for decades, as there was no proof he actually incited violence

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Anjem Choudary, a British Muslim social and political activist and spokesman for Islamist group, Islam4UK, speaks following prayers at the Central London Mosque in Regent's Park, London, April 3, 2015 (VOA)

Sept 07, 2016: The most hated man as called by Britain has been jailed for 5 1/2 years since he urged support for ISIS.

Anjem Choudhary has been  the most hated man and he has always been a controversial person. Choudary was sentenced at the Old Bailey in London after his conviction in July of urging Muslims to support Isis in a series of talks posted on YouTube. He was convicted alongside his acolyte Mohammed Rahman, 33, who was also sentenced to five years and six months in prison. Choudary’s supporters in the public gallery shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) as the judge finished sentencing.His supporters in the public gallery shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as he was led out of the courtroom after the sentencing. Counting time served in custody, he could be out by early 2019.

Choudary and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 33, were found guilty on July 28 of inviting support for the Islamic State between June 29, 2014, and March 6, 2015. Rahman received the same sentence after the four-week trial.

Justice Timothy Holroyde said”You are both mature men and intelligent men who knew throughout exactly what you were doing. You are both fluent and persuasive speakers,” And also called Rahman a “hothead” and Choudary more “calculating” and more experienced.

Sue Hemming, head of counter-terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service”Those who invite others to support such organizations will be prosecuted and jailed for their crimes.”

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The moniker, the “most hated man.” was given by  Britain’s tabloid newspapers.Choudary, a former lawyer, has avoided prosecution for decades, as there was no proof he actually incited violence.

Cmdr. Dean Haydon of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, told CNN. after the conviction “These men have stayed just within the law for many years,” But there is no one within the counter-terrorism world that has any doubts of the influence that they have had, the hate they have spread and the people that they have encouraged to join terrorist organizations.”

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Choudary told CNN in 2014: “I don’t pose a threat to anyone in this country. I pose an ideological or political threat, definitely.”

Police had enough evidence to arrest Choudary on Aug. 5, 2015 when they discovered material online in which he praised the Islamic State regime and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014. (VOA)

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Here’s How the World Has Reacted to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Being Tested Positive for COVID-19

Reaction to News UK's Johnson Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves for Buckingham Palace after winning the 2019 General Election in Downing Street, London, England, UK on 13th December 2019. VOA

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus and was in self-isolation at his Downing Street office.

Here is reaction to the news.

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of UK’s Opposition Labor Party 

“I wish the Prime Minister a speedy recovery and hope his family are safe and healthy. Coronavirus can and does affect anyone. Everyone be safe. Our own health depends on everybody else.”

Indain Prime Minister Narendra Modi 

“You’re a fighter and you will overcome this challenge as well. Prayers for your good health and best wishes in ensuring a healthy UK.”

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Indain Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “You’re a fighter and you will overcome this challenge as well.” Wikimedia Commons

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster 

“Best wishes to the PM and Carrie (Symonds, Johnson’s fiancee). No one is immune. Let’s all follow the guidelines.”

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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon 

“I send my very best wishes to Boris Johnson and his family. I don’t underestimate for anybody how difficult it is to be positive for this virus so I certainly send my best wishes to him for a very speedy recovery.” (VOA)