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Why was Anjem Choudary allowed to stay at large for so long?

He is smart—which is why his imprisonment matters

By David Patrikarakos  

Anjem Choudary in une 2014 ©Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Well, it finally happened. After almost two decades of preaching divisive hate everywhere from shopping malls to embassies to the proverbial street corner, Anjem Choudary has been tried and found guilty of inviting support for a terrorist organisation.

Choudary, often described as a “radical preacher,” had, in actuality, no religious qualifications. He was a political activist who, together with Islamist militant leader, Omar Bakri Muhammad, co-founded the Salafi Wahabi organisation, al-Muhajiroun…

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