Anjem Choudary Want To Live In Islamis State – But The CPS Won’t Let Him
WITH Abu Hamza was arrested and Omar Bakri, the Tottenham Taliban, gone, the media looked for another gurning loon to represent the authentic face of extreme Islam. It ended up with Anjem Choudary, a man who lacks the horror of Hamza and the ridiculouslness of Bakri. He’s bit, well, meh.
Mr Choudary now says he’s ready to leave the UK. He tells the Times that he would have already travelled to territory in Syria or Iraq controlled by the jihadists if the police had returned his passport.
“I believe the world belongs to God and that one day, hopefully, the UK will be part of an Islamic State. Why shouldn’t I be free to travel to the khilafah [caliphate] and see what life is like under the Sharia? The passport . . . is a basic human right and I don’t see why I should have to give it up or have my movement restricted. I want to know from the Home Office and the crown prosecution service if it is illegal for me to travel to live in the Islamic State if I have no intention of carrying out acts of terrorism.”
It all belogns to God, save for his papers which are in the hands of the Home Office. Curses!
The Times adds:
Mr Choudary, 47, reiterated his support for the implementation of Sharia and said that he supports the cutting off of hands and public executions for criminals or anyone who insults the Prophet Muhammad.
In total he has founded ten groups that have been proscribed under anti-terrorism legislation, the most recent called Need 4 Khilafah.
Ten. Can you name any. Go on. Try.
He claims that his arrest was politically motivated as it came the day before a parliamentary vote on military intervention in Iraq. His bail conditions bar him from travelling abroad, associating with nine friends who were also arrested, preaching and leafleting in public and engaging in acts of terrorism, he said.
He denied being in contact with anyone living under Islamic State (Isis) rule but called on the CPS to “make themselves clear” about whether there is a risk of prosecution to people who travel to Syria and Iraq.
ISIS v CPS. There can be only one winner.
Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Commons home affairs select committee, said last night: “If he wants to go, he should be allowed to go. I think that would be a much better scenario than having him stay. Why should the Home Office or anyone else give him safe passage? He must take the consequences if he is propagating the views of Isis, then he is putting himself at risk of prosecution. I think people would like to see the back of him.”
But what then for agressive Islamisim in the UK? All the big names have left.