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Radical UK cleric guilty of 'inviting' IS support

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>> Anjem Choudary silenced. One of the UK's most notorious radical clerics has been found guilty of terrorism related charges.>> They tortured this man, so-called Jihadi John, and then after they wonder who is radicalizing the muslims?>> The preacher reknowned for praising the 9/11 attackers and wanted to convert Buckingham Palace into a Mosque.
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He's now being convicted of inviting support for Islamic State. The court finding Choudary used online lectures and messages to encourage support for the banned group. Reuters UK correspondent Mike Holden says, until now he's alluded prosecution for some 20 years.>> Choudary studied law as a student, he knew where he could, and what he could and couldn't say, where he could and couldn't go that would get him in trouble with the police.
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He's been arrested on numerous times in the past but never charged with any criminal offense.>> Choudary's close associate Misnorraman also on the rack sheet. Both men were found guilty last month, but their convictions couldn't be reported due to legal restrictions. Choudary's has been a thorn in the UK state's side for some time.
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He once headed the now banned Al Muhajiroun. That group regarded as a breeding ground for militants, with police suspecting it for being a driving force behind the London bombings in 2007 and a long line of extremist links. It's estimated that around 20 to 25% of all of those are found guilty of terrorism offenses or involving terrorism plots in Britain have some link to Choudary or Al Muhajiroun.
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>> Both men have denied the charges, claiming the case was politically motivated. They are due to be sentenced in September and could face up to ten years behind bars.