Terror preacher faces jail

Two men have been convicted of encouraging support for the proscribed terrorist organisation Islamic State.

Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 4:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 5:20 pm

Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman were found guilty on 28 July following a trial at the Old Bailey.

Reporting restrictions were put in place in relation to these convictions - restrictions were lifted today.

Choudary, 49 of Hampton Road, Ilford and Rahman, 33 of North Circular Road, Palmers Green were both found guilty of between 29 June 2014 and 6 March 2015 invited support for a proscribed terrorist organisation, namely ISIL, also known as ISIS or the Islamic State, contrary to section 12 Terrorism Act 2000..

They will be sentenced on September 6.

Choudray has been a regular controversial visitor to Luton and helped to form the now banned Al-Muhajiroun group.