For 20 years Anjem Choudary stood on street corners, in shopping precincts, outside mosques, embassies and police stations and used his megaphone to drive a wedge between Muslims and the rest of Britain. Now he has been convicted of inviting others to support the Islamic State militant group.
Being trained as a lawyer he knew how to turn people gullible evough around to his ideas. But in his simplicity of neutrality that he presented at first lurked the lethal blow from the tail of a crocodile. Many had fallen to his appeal that they were Muslim and that they should represent those ideas that ‘fitted with his handlers (IS)’. Many such were sent to their untimely death. He lived in London fully exploiting the free handout. Such was his belief that as a Muslim it was his right to exploit the ‘godless’ Britain whatever way he can. Once he quipped: “Not that I am not on jobseeker’s allowance. I’m on jihad seeker’s allowance.”
Jihad? I have heard this spoken in one way and in another by the terrorists who in most cases graduated from criminality to far worse things. The Prophet’s words have been debased by clerics who themselves do not agree with one another. It was the task of ‘criminals’ who without ever sullying their hands in cold blood murder destroyed, in most cases those who never did any harm to them. Anjem Chouhary was one such. Too cowardly to stand up and fight, indifferent to the lives of those who were led to deaths and servile to those rascals who claim themselves as Caliph or Commander of Allah etc.,
Police arrested and later bailed him as they began months of trawling social media for precise evidence that could meet the prosecution test.
And so as his trial approached, he began to look nervous. Not quite broken – but not the Anjem of old,-cool propagandist.
He tried in vain to get the Supreme Court to stop the prosecution. He asked some journalists if they would act as character witnesses.
(His ploy was no different from old Bolsheviks who cajoled and wheedled to achieve their end since ‘end justifies the means’ was their mantra. In what ways are these religious nuts like Anjem Choudary different from the Reds?. They must be serving some Caliph from Hell.)
Instead, when the guilty verdict came, he said nothing.
Anjem Choudary’s mouth had finally shut.