The preacher hatred smiles at the cameras outside his bail at the hostel in North London today

Radical hatred preacher Anjem Choudary is expected to seek legal assistance before initiating a judicial battle against the terms of his release because "they violate his human rights."

Choudary, 51, was released from prison on Friday, October 19 after serving half of his five and a half year sentence for swearing allegiance to ISIS.

He now lives in a bailhouse in north London, which is believed to be the most stringent conditions imposed on a prisoner released in the United Kingdom.

Today they imagined him leaving the hostel with a relaxed appearance while grabbing a leather bag and smiling for the cameras.

Under the rules, you are prohibited from speaking to the media, preaching and will also be subject to electronic labeling.

However, Choudary, represented by the leading human rights law firm Birnberg Peirce, is expected to fight against his restrictions in court.

The preacher hatred smiles at the cameras outside his bail at the hostel in North London today

The preacher hatred smiles at the cameras outside his bail at the hostel in North London today

Choudary and his legal team are willing to argue that the conditions of his bail violate his human rights

Choudary and his legal team are willing to argue that the conditions of his bail violate his human rights

Choudary and his legal team are willing to argue that the conditions of his bail violate his human rights

The shelter in which he lives is a five-story building between an elementary school, offices and townhouses.

The shelter in which he lives is a five-story building between an elementary school, offices and townhouses.

The shelter in which he lives is a five-story building between an elementary school, offices and townhouses.

One source told The Daily Telegraph: "There was an expectation in the Ministry of Justice that Choudary was going to present a legal challenge."

"That's just what he does." No one is surprised.

Choudary and his legal team are willing to argue that the conditions violate their human rights because the conditions of the license are disproportionate to the crime for which he was convicted.

He was photographed today leaving the hostel looking relaxed while grabbing a leather bag

He was photographed today leaving the hostel looking relaxed while grabbing a leather bag

He was photographed today leaving the hostel looking relaxed while grabbing a leather bag

The 51-year-old man was transported in a car after leaving his shelter on bail surrounded by policemen.

The 51-year-old man was transported in a car after leaving his shelter on bail surrounded by policemen.

The 51-year-old man was transported in a car after leaving his shelter on bail surrounded by policemen.

Anjem Choudary is ready to use legal assistance to start a legal battle against the conditions imposed upon him after his release from prison.

Anjem Choudary is ready to use legal assistance to start a legal battle against the conditions imposed upon him after his release from prison.

Anjem Choudary is ready to use legal assistance to start a legal battle against the conditions imposed upon him after his release from prison.

He lives in a bailhouse in North London, in what is believed to be the most stringent conditions ever imposed on a prisoner released in the United Kingdom.

He lives in a bailhouse in North London, in what is believed to be the most stringent conditions ever imposed on a prisoner released in the United Kingdom.

He lives in a bailhouse in North London, in what is believed to be the most stringent conditions ever imposed on a prisoner released in the United Kingdom.

The shelter in which he lives is a five-story building located between an elementary school, offices and townhouses.

Choudary will face 25 license conditions. He is allowed a television in his room and a mobile phone, which he must give to the authorities that request it, but he will not have access to a computer.

It will be subject to electronic labeling; a night curfew; a travel ban outside the M25; a ban on talking to the media; a prohibition to preach; There is no unsupervised contact with children, among other restrictions.

Choudary, the most dangerous extremist in Britain, still has his long beard and adidas blue adidas.

Choudary, the most dangerous extremist in Britain, still has his long beard and adidas blue adidas.

It will be subject to electronic labeling; a night curfew; a travel ban outside the M25; a ban on talking to the media; a prohibition to preach; There is no unsupervised contact with children, among other restrictions.

It will be subject to electronic labeling; a night curfew; a travel ban outside the M25; a ban on talking to the media; a prohibition to preach; There is no unsupervised contact with children, among other restrictions.

Choudary, the most dangerous extremist in Britain, still has his long beard and adidas blue adidas.

Under these conditions, Choudary is prohibited from speaking to the media, preaching and will also be subject to electronic labeling.

Under these conditions, Choudary is prohibited from speaking to the media, preaching and will also be subject to electronic labeling.

Under these conditions, Choudary is prohibited from speaking to the media, preaching and will also be subject to electronic labeling.

This is the bailhouse in North London, a few meters from a primary school where Choudary could live for six months

This is the bailhouse in North London, a few meters from a primary school where Choudary could live for six months

This is the bailhouse in North London, a few meters from a primary school where Choudary could live for six months

It is estimated that the cost to the taxpayer of the security surrounding Choudary will exceed 2 million pounds per year; It cost £ 50,000 to keep him in prison.

Previously, Choudary was seen enjoying his freedom aAfter being released from prison, he only served half of his sentence..

The hate preacher smiled and waved as he left the bail house in north London, after having seen his room and a tour of the building.

Parole board plan to prevent Anjem Choudary from spreading poison

Choudary will face 25 license conditions. Any breach could result in a return to custody. They were prepared by the security services, the police, the probation service and the Ministry of Justice, which include:

÷ Being forced to live in an approved shelter

Tagged electronic tag

÷ A night curfew.

÷ Keep in touch with your parole supervising officer

÷ Delivering your passport.

÷ Prohibition to travel outside the M25.

÷ You are only allowed to attend pre-approved mosques

÷ Only a mobile phone is allowed, which must be given to the authorities so that they can check it on request.

Ban A ban on contacting people he knows or believes have been accused or convicted of crimes related to extremists without prior approval

÷ No internet use unless with prior permission

÷ There is no unsupervised contact with children.

÷ He is not allowed to speak with the media

Ban A prohibition to preach

÷ You are not allowed to call meetings.

He is scheduled to receive free unsold food of the likes of Pret a Manger and Tesco in the shelter, which goes back to a private school of £ 15,000 a year, while the police supervise him in a security operation that will cost £ 2 million to the year.

The famous Islamist cleric was swept from Belmarsh prison in south-east London at 4 am in a vehicle carrying people in the dark, followed by a convoy of unmarked cars carrying police and MI5 .

Choudary, considered the most dangerous extremist in Britain, still has his long beard and wore blue Adidas sneakers and a long white robe.

The 51-year-old man, who seems older and thinner than before being imprisoned, was unusually silent due to the strict conditions of his release, which say he can not talk to the media.

The authorities are mounting a large security operation in an attempt to prevent it from radicalizing a new generation of local jihadist terrorists.

The Choudary hostel is a five-story building located between an elementary school, offices and townhouses, and locals are furious that they have put it there.

A neighbor told MailOnline: "I think it's disgusting that he's here and that he's been released as soon as he is responsible. It's disgusting to think that this man who inspired the terrorists now lives here.

A source at the Ministry of Justice described the shelter as a form of intermediate housing between the prison and the normal outside world.

The council's community guards were located outside the building on Friday, although they will not be stationed on the site in the long term.

Choudary's wife and children live about ten miles from the shelter.

A fellow resident of the shelter where Choudary lives told MailOnline that the cleric will have his own room with a double bed, dresser and closet.

Like other newly freed criminals, you will have to adhere to a strict curfew.

The hostel resident said that Choudary will spend his first day being informed by the staff that he will explain the rules of the premises.

Choudary hatred preacher has been photographed in London after his release from prison on Friday

Choudary hatred preacher has been photographed in London after his release from prison on Friday

Choudary hatred preacher has been photographed in London after his release from prison on Friday

The hate preacher will be offered the option of eating his meals in a communal area or in his own room.

Although you do not have cooking facilities in your room, you will have the use of a shared kitchen.

Choudary can also buy his own television for his room or can join the other 30 residents in a communal area. Mobile phones are allowed but you will not have access to a computer.

The resident, who has lived in the shelter for six weeks, said: "It depends on him if he wants to talk to us, he can stay in his room and be private, and nobody will bother him." All he has to do is close the door. his bedroom.

Choudary looks thinner and more deteriorated than when he was imprisoned two years ago

Choudary looks thinner and more deteriorated than when he was imprisoned two years ago

Community guards were stationed outside the building today in the midst of local anger

Community guards were stationed outside the building today in the midst of local anger

Choudary looks thinner and more shattered than when he was imprisoned two years ago. Community Council guards were stationed outside the building on Friday amid local anger

Choudary leaving a probation hospital on Friday. A fellow resident of the shelter where Choudary lives told MailOnline that the cleric will have his own room with a double bed.

Choudary leaving a probation hospital on Friday. A fellow resident of the shelter where Choudary lives told MailOnline that the cleric will have his own room with a double bed.

Choudary leaving a probation hospital on Friday. A fellow resident of the shelter where Choudary lives told MailOnline that the cleric will have his own room with a double bed.

Prior to his release, he was transferred to Belmarsh after a stint at the HMP Frankland in Durham, where his fellow inmates included also extremist Michael Adebolajo, an acolyte of Choudary who murdered Lee Rigby in 2015.

Today he is a free man despite being "hardened" in jail and more determined than ever to spread his toxic Islamist propaganda.

While the hate preacher's militant views became "much more extreme and aggressive" while they were locked up, he now sees himself as a "martyr", according to those who found him in jail.

And it is supposedly conspiring to "circumvent" the stringent control orders aimed at preventing the spread of its message that has radicalized hundreds of disgruntled young Muslims and has helped incite dozens of murders.

However, he was automatically released after serving half his sentence in prison despite inspiring some 100 British jihadists to kill or join ISIS and spread hatred on the streets of Britain.

This is the time when Anjem Choudary was swept from Belmarsh prison in a dark car at 4 am

The hostel resident said that Choudary will spend his first day being informed by the staff that he will explain the rules of the premises.

The hostel resident said that Choudary will spend his first day being informed by the staff that he will explain the rules of the premises.

The hostel resident said that Choudary will spend his first day being informed by the staff that he will explain the rules of the premises.

He is starting his life in a bailhouse in north London, where monitoring will cost at least £ 2 million per year.

He is starting his life in a bailhouse in north London, where monitoring will cost at least £ 2 million per year.

He is starting his life in a bailhouse in north London, where monitoring will cost at least £ 2 million per year.

His transport of people in the dark was followed, presumably, by the police and perhaps even by MI5.

His transport of people in the dark was followed, presumably, by the police and perhaps even by MI5.

His transport of people in the dark was followed, presumably, by the police and perhaps even by MI5.

The former terror chief says that the preacher is a "pathetic hairdresser", not a genius

A former head of the anti-terrorist police has insisted that Choudary is not "a kind of evil genius."

Sir Mark Rowley (pictured), who retired from the police earlier this year, told the BBC Radio 4 Today program: "It was a significant arrest and it was good to put him in jail."

"But I think we have to be careful not to exaggerate its importance.

& # 39; At the end of the day, he is a pathetic hairdresser of others.

That's what he's done in the past. He is not an evil genius we should all fear.

& # 39; We have to recognize that radicalizers seek to generate a profile, seek to attack the vulnerable.

"We have to be careful about how we report on their activity."

The hate preacher who marks the most dangerous man in Britain will live on the property under the strictest conditions ever imposed on a freed prisoner.

The hate preacher will remain in the shelter after serving half his sentence of five and a half years for swearing allegiance to ISIS.

One local, who asked not to be identified, said: "It's disgusting to know you're so close.

& # 39; They should find another place for him away from the community. Everyone has heard about him. If he hates this country so much, he should be deported.

Another trader who installed a stand selling T-shirts and articles for tourists nearby, added: "I know that people should have a second chance, but not for this man." He has done too much damage.

The government launched a campaign to discredit his influence and ridicule him, and Whitehall sources called him a "shameless coward," who was "too scared" to go to war and encouraged vulnerable youth to go.

The informant told the Telegraph: "Choudary is just a coward. He has never traveled anywhere to fight and, nevertheless, he has been glad to see the followers go abroad to pay for the jihad and die.

He does not care. He is happy to radicalize vulnerable youth and send them to fight. But he is too scared to go. He is not a martyr.

The neighbors are furious because Choudary lives next to an elementary school in his lodge on bail

The neighbors are furious because Choudary lives next to an elementary school in his lodge on bail

The neighbors are furious because Choudary lives next to an elementary school in his lodge on bail

Choudary, 51, married father of five children, is one of Britain's most famous firebrand clerics.

He was jailed for five and a half years for inviting support for ISIS, but was given automatic liberty after serving half of his sentence.

The judge who sent him to prison in 2016, Judge Holroyde, said he would be dangerous in jail and in freedom.

Anjem Choudary was released from prison after serving only half of his sentence of five and a half years.

Anjem Choudary was released from prison after serving only half of his sentence of five and a half years.

Anjem Choudary was released from prison after serving only half of his sentence of five and a half years.

He told the Old Bailey: "He does not show any remorse for anything he has said or done and I have no doubt he will continue to communicate his message whenever he can."

His unpopular release occurred as:

■ Activists said he remained the "most dangerous extremist in Britain" after investigations showed that he is already linked to more than 120 Islamist terrorists.

■ It was revealed that it is estimated that the enormous security surrounding him will cost the taxpayer more than £ 2 million per year, compared to £ 50,000 to keep him in prison.

■ An imam who met Choudary in jail suggested that he had used human rights laws to locate himself in a house halfway north of London, near where he used to preach, saying he had to be near his children .

The launch is a historic moment for the Government, which is still recovering from a series of atrocities that left more than 30 dead last year.

The preacher, who once led the forbidden group Al-Muhajiroun, was sentenced in 2016. Fiyaz Mughal, head of the anti-extremist group Faith Matters, has spoken with the imam who was taken to jail to try to de-radicalize him.

"Choudary put himself in a place of contention that prevents him from participating with other prisoners, but he also received pastoral care to see if they could communicate with him," he said. "I asked the boy who spoke to him if the deradicalization program had worked and he told me:" No, it has gotten worse. "He has hardened." He speaks in the mentality of the victim. as a martyr that the state tried to silence.

Anjem Choudary, hate preacher, photographed in the 1990s as a student drinking with friends who are reading Mayfair magazine.

Anjem Choudary, hate preacher, photographed in the 1990s as a student drinking with friends who are reading Mayfair magazine.

Anjem Choudary, hate preacher, photographed in the 1990s as a student drinking with friends who are reading Mayfair magazine.

"He said things like: & # 39; if someone wants to upload my videos, I will not stop them & # 39;".

Mr. Mughal added: "You should have served the full term. It is a terrible day for the victims of the attacks that it has helped to incite.

"We need a change in the law so that anyone named as an inciter in two terrorist attacks will automatically complete the entire sentence."

Dr. Michael Kenney of the University of Pittsburgh, who followed Al-Muhajiroun for five years for his research, said his supporters were "very enthusiastic" about his release.

They had been inactive after their arrest, but now they are expected to try to "rebuild and revitalize," he said.

And he warned that it was completely possible & # 39; that more of his followers resorted to terrorism, such as Khuram Butt, who was part of the terrorist attack on the London Bridge last year and the assassins of Lee Rigby Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.

The security expert, Professor Anthony Glees, of Buckingham University, said: "He is charismatic and a very talented speaker, he is the flutist of Jihad."

"Those who are vulnerable to their distorted messages will see him as a hero … who has gone through the prison fire."

Security sources say that Choudary's conviction has increased his credibility among fans. In the past, his desire not to go to jail and, what was seen in some sectors as his cowardice for not going to Syria, raised suspicions that he was a puppet for the security services.

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who inspired some of Britain's most famous terrorists, will be freed on Friday and transferred to a bailhouse

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who inspired some of Britain's most famous terrorists, will be freed on Friday and transferred to a bailhouse

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who inspired some of Britain's most famous terrorists, will be freed on Friday and transferred to a bailhouse

The Hope not Hate campaign group discovered that it has been directly or indirectly linked to at least 123 Islamist terrorists.

"Anjem Choudary will remain the most dangerous extremist in Britain today," said Nick Lowles, executive director. & # 39; This is a man who has inspired dozens to commit acts of violence & # 39;

The security operation will include surveillance equipment, monitoring devices and demands for Choudary to comply with up to 25 rules. It also faces being subject to UN sanctions to freeze its assets, prevent it from traveling and even apply "arms embargo provisions".

Theresa May insisted yesterday that there was room to protect people from him.

Hate Network: how Anjem Choudary's sermons inspired a generation of terrorists and local radicals

The circle full of hatred around Anjem Choudary was a breeding ground for Islamic extremism that hit Britain in the last two decades.

Former law student Choudary, who previously called for adulterers to be stoned and labeled "cowards" by UK troops, always hid behind the rules of free speech when the authorities challenged them.

But the group he helped establish was linked to a series of terrorist attacks, as the young men of easy influence were inspired by their twisted vision of jihad.

The best known of his disciples was the Muslim convert Michael Adebolajo, who, along with Michael Adebowale, attacked Fusilier Lee Rigby with a meat knife in Woolwich in 2013 in a murder that shocked the country.

Anjem Choudary was at the center of a network of extremists operating in London.

Anjem Choudary was at the center of a network of extremists operating in London.

Anjem Choudary was at the center of a network of extremists operating in London.

Adebolajo was a supporter of Choudary's al-Muhajiroun group and was photographed standing behind the hate preacher in 2007.

After the incident, Choudary said that Adebolajo was "a practicing Muslim and a family man" of whom he was "proud".

But he denied encouraging the killer to carry out the attack, and insisted that he was "channeling the youth's energy through demonstrations and processions."

London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt also joined one of Choudary's rallies, this time at College Green outside the Palace of Westminster in 2013.

There, Butt & # 39; assaulted verbally & # 39; to a moderate Muslim leader who had opposed Choudary's extremist rhetoric.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Reza Haque, considered Choudary's bodyguard, disappeared from Britain in 2014.

The attacker of the London Bridge Kharum Butt

The attacker of the London Bridge Kharum Butt

Westminster attacker Khalid Masood

Westminster attacker Khalid Masood

London Bridge attacker Kharum Butt (left) and Westminster attacker Khalid Masood (right)

A photograph taken in Syria showed him wearing a balaclava and camouflage clothing, brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle and since then he is suspected of being a tall figure in the horrible execution films of ISIS.

Siddhartha Dhar, who once directed Choudary's media operation, was also seen posing in a military-style coat and boots, brandishing an assault rifle and holding his newborn baby in Syria, labeling the image "Khilafah Generation".

In December 2014, two other close associates were discovered in the back of a truck in Dover when they were trying to leave the country.

Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was also linked to Choudary through Ibrahim Anderson, an al-Muhajiroun activist convicted of inviting support for ISIS in 2016.

Could it be that this fanatic described as despicable by his fellow Muslims will provoke a new wave of terror? Question NEIL TWEEDIE.

He laughs openly at the camera on the other side of a bar table full of half-full beer glasses and cider cans, while a friend sitting next to him holds a copy of a soft-porn magazine. When he was young, a failed medical student turned aspiring lawyer, Anjem Choudary liked pornography, casual sex, alcohol and stoning.

Now, at the age of 51, he prefers that others be stoned, but not drugs. "For people who have committed adultery against them, people who have taken their wives, many will say:" I think stoning is appropriate, "he said.

Welcome to the twisted, medieval world of Britain's most virulent Islamist hate preacher who, after his planned release today, is back in circulation, albeit due to the draconian restrictions on his freedom.

Choudary, who was raised in Kent by Pakistani immigrant parents, is a man consumed by hatred for the liberal society that cared for him, and a believer in the relentless rule of sharia law. In your universe, for every human weakness there is a brutally appropriate punishment, including the crucifixion, and for every infidel a place in hell.

The hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who inspired some of Britain's most famous terrorists, will be freed on Friday and transferred to a bailhouse that includes Michael Adebolajo (left), who beheaded Fusilier Lee Rigby in 2013

The hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who inspired some of Britain's most famous terrorists, will be freed on Friday and transferred to a bailhouse that includes Michael Adebolajo (left), who beheaded Fusilier Lee Rigby in 2013

The hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who inspired some of Britain's most famous terrorists, will be freed on Friday and transferred to a bailhouse that includes Michael Adebolajo (left), who beheaded Fusilier Lee Rigby in 2013

This so-called cleric, who is not a recognized religious scholar, has inspired some of Britain's most famous Islamist terrorists, including Khuram Butt, leader of the London Bridge attacks in June last year, and Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, murderers of Fusilier Lee. Rigby who was hacked to death in Woolwich in 2013.

It is believed that more than 100 terrorists owe him some loyalty, and many more acolytes have gone to Syria to take part in the jihad. Choudary, a qualified lawyer who used his skills to stay on the right side of the law for two decades of exaltation of extremism, was brought to justice after being caught expressing support for the banned Islamic State terrorist sect.

Imprisoned for five and a half years at the Old Bailey in August 2016, he is now free of license after serving half his sentence, to the frustration of those who understand the danger it represents.

"I would describe him as a hardened terrorist, someone who has had a great influence on the extremist Islamist scene in this country for many years," says Richard Walton, former head of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist command. "I think we are underestimating the power and danger of radicalizers who do not carry knives, weapons and openly plan terrorist attacks, but who pollute the minds of young Muslims."

During a debate in the House of Lords over this month's anti-terrorism and border security bill, Lord Anderson, a former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said that a quarter of the jihadists sentenced in Great Britain between 2001 and 2015 were "associated" with Choudary, compared to a tenth linked to Al Qaeda and one in 20 related to the Islamic State.

Describiendo a Choudary como un "extremista fanático muy peligroso", el ministro de prisiones Rory Stewart prometió que estará sujeto a vigilancia las 24 horas del día.

Según los términos de su liberación anticipada, que no se puede evitar según la ley actual, estará alojado en un albergue de libertad condicional en Londres durante seis meses, lejos de su hogar familiar en Ilford, al este de la ciudad, y debe permanecer dentro del área Limitado por la autopista M25.

Hay temores que Choudary, quien antes se burlaba de una foto del Palacio de Buckingham como una mezquita, podría volver a radicalizar a los jóvenes después de su liberación esta semana.

Hay temores que Choudary, quien antes se burlaba de una foto del Palacio de Buckingham como una mezquita, podría volver a radicalizar a los jóvenes después de su liberación esta semana.

Hay temores que Choudary, quien antes se burlaba de una foto del Palacio de Buckingham como una mezquita, podría volver a radicalizar a los jóvenes después de su liberación esta semana.

Estará etiquetado electrónicamente, sujeto a un toque de queda, se le prohibirá predicar y asistir a ciertas mezquitas, se le permitirá asociarse solo con personas "aprobadas" y se le prohibirá el uso de Internet. Se permite un solo teléfono móvil, pero está sujeto a examen en cualquier momento. Además, los activos de Choudary se han congelado y estará sujeto a límites estrictos sobre la actividad financiera.

El MI5 y la agencia de inteligencia GCHQ participarán en la operación de vigilancia dirigida al predicador, pero la presión sobre los recursos hace que sea menos probable la vigilancia física continua. Con 23,000 extremistas potenciales en libertad, tienen sus manos llenas.

Choudary pasó la mayor parte de su sentencia en la prisión de alta seguridad de Frankland en el condado de Durham. Es una de las tres instituciones en Gran Bretaña equipadas con una unidad de separación, una "prisión dentro de una prisión" destinada a aislar a los terroristas de los reclusos comunes.

Choudary no puede ponerse en contacto con su compañero en el crimen Mohammed Mizanur Rahman

Choudary no puede ponerse en contacto con su compañero en el crimen Mohammed Mizanur Rahman

Choudary no puede ponerse en contacto con su compañero en el crimen Mohammed Mizanur Rahman

Choudary, cuya fecha de liberación toma en cuenta el tiempo dedicado al toque de queda y a la prisión preventiva antes de su juicio, se le permitió asociarse solo con un puñado de presos similares y someterse a asesoramiento psicológico y espiritual con un imán aprobado.

Le hizo mucho bien: se dice que es más extremo que nunca y ha escrito un libro en el que relata su "martirio". "Choudary puede no haber entrenado a los terroristas suicidas directamente", dice David Videcette, un ex oficial de contraterrorismo, "pero él es el calibre de la persona que haría algo así. "Una persona que está pensando en sacrificarse por Allah, en Siria o en cualquier otro lugar, buscará la aprobación de este hombre, y tiene los contactos para hacer realidad esta ambición".

Ahora se espera que pise con mucho cuidado, sin dar a las autoridades ninguna excusa para enviarlo de vuelta a la cárcel.

"Es consciente de lo que la ley le permite decir y de lo que no debe decir, y rara vez pasa por encima de la línea", agrega el Sr. Videcette. "Él sabe cómo no meterse en problemas. Tuvimos mucha suerte de encontrar algo de material que muestra que está promoviendo el IS que nos permitió alejarlo". Sigue siendo un peligro para cualquier persona con quien entre en contacto, aquellos que son vulnerables e impresionables ".

Choudary estudió medicina en la Universidad de Southampton, pero suspendió sus exámenes de primer año y comenzó a estudiar leyes. Como estudiante universitario, se le conocía como Andy, un "animal de la fiesta" que se complacía en su apetito por el alcohol, el cannabis y las mujeres.

El alejamiento de la sociedad británica comenzó con su incapacidad para obtener un empleo en un importante bufete de abogados y comenzó a gravitar hacia el extremismo, convirtiéndose en un discípulo del predicador islamista nacido en Siria Omar Bakri Muhammad. Together, the men founded al-Muhajiroun (ALM), a shadowy organisation promoting a hardline version of Islam.

All the time, he and his equally radical wife, and their children, were sustained by benefits from the state they both profess to loathe – totalling some £20,000 a year in child benefit, housing benefit and tax credits.

An incubator for terrorism, al-Muhajiroun was proscribed in 2010 but re-emerged under a series of new names such as Muslims Against Crusades. Bakri had left the UK in 2005, leaving Choudary as the guiding light of the Islamist movement here.

A narcissist with a taste for the limelight, he was adept at courting media attention. In his vision of the future, the black flag of the caliphate will fly over Buckingham Palace and Downing Street, and the Queen will be forced to cover her face, he repeatedly told journalists. In 2010, he led a protest in the Wiltshire market town of Wootton Bassett, through which the coffins of British servicemen killed in action in Afghanistan were paraded and honoured after being flown in to nearby RAF Lyneham.

‘Goading is part of his strategy,’ says Mr Videcette. ‘He wants to drive a wedge between the Muslim community and the secular community. Terrorism is about polarising views – Muslims are left alone by the main population and that allows extremists to thrive within that community.

‘Choudary is one of the few public faces of Islamist extremism. There are not many people with his public persona, but several hundred who behind closed doors share his views. He is at the top of a hierarchical structure that at its base has about 20,000 people who are known to have contact with these hundreds of advisers.’

As a young man, Adam Deen was seduced by the simplistic ‘Muslims against the rest’ message of ALM and joined the group. Now a director of the anti-extremist organisation Quilliam, he warns that the impending release of Islamist leaders like Choudary from prison could re-energise groups whose ranks have been thinned by deaths in Syria and other causes.

‘Restrictions are not going to stop Anjem’s act,’ says Mr Deen. ‘Be it middle-men or whoever, he will find a way to make an impact. I would be very surprised if he has in any way been reformed by prison. He has too much invested in his image. Some think he doesn’t mean what he says, but he does. It’s the scariest thing about him.’

The new counter-terrorism bill should reduce the legal threshold for incitement, making it easier to prosecute the Choudarys of this world

The new counter-terrorism bill should reduce the legal threshold for incitement, making it easier to prosecute the Choudarys of this world

The new counter-terrorism bill should reduce the legal threshold for incitement, making it easier to prosecute the Choudarys of this world

Sentences for most Islamist extremists in the UK have been relatively short due to the effective tactic of convicting them for conventional crimes. About half of known extremists were found guilty of other forms of criminality.

This approach resulted in a spate of arrests but now many of those offenders are coming up for release, presenting the already stretched

security services with a fresh headache. A BBC Newsnight report this week cited Akbar Dad Khan, a moderate Muslim councillor in Luton, who warns that al-Muhajiroun is far from a spent force and that ‘thousands’ of Muslims continue to support its aims.

Imprisonment has failed to dent the enthusiasm of many extremists, and Britain’s embattled penal system has, if anything, served as a breeding ground for radicalism. Separation units are not billed as a punishment but as a precaution. So Islamist extremists enjoy access to television, participate in Friday prayers and are entitled to a halal diet.

The separation unit at Frankland has been described as ‘successful’ but ‘claustrophobic’ by prison monitors. The three separation units in the country can hold just 28 prisoners in total.

Before he tripped himself up over endorsing IS, Choudary was happy to exploit his country’s protection of free speech while rubbishing the freedom that allowed him to exercise it. ‘You see, we don’t believe in the concepts of freedom and democracy,’ he told an interviewer. ‘We believe sovereignty belongs to God.’

Extolling the dystopian horror that was the so-called caliphate established by IS in Syria and Iraq, he went on: ‘They don’t see in the public arena things like alcohol, drugs, gambling, these kinds of vices. They’ve been completely wiped out.

‘In many respects it’s the kind of society I’d love to live in with my family.’

Radicalism is certainly a feature of the Choudary household. In 1996, Anjem married Rubana Akhtar, then 22. She proved to be every bit as extreme as her husband, being secretly filmed in 2016 speaking in favour of IS, making light of the burning to death in a cage of a captured Jordanian fighter pilot and predicting the destruction of the non-Muslim population of Britain.

Their daughter, Hediya Mehraj, appears to have followed in her parents’ footsteps. In 2013, the then 16-year-old used Twitter to urge Muslims to wage holy war in Syria.

The new counter-terrorism bill should reduce the legal threshold for incitement, making it easier to prosecute the Choudarys of this world. But the hate preacher of Ilford will be on his guard.

‘Choudary was hard to catch in the first place and will be harder to catch in future,’ says Mr Videcette. ‘These people become skilled at countering electronic surveillance. They leave their phones in separate rooms and conduct business in open spaces. Messages will be passed by hand, and important contacts made through third parties.

‘Our best bet is to make him as paranoid as possible. We will be looking to feed agents into his circle – people who will be recording him. Yes, we are going to bug his phone; yes, we are going to break into his house and bug it; and yes, we are going to install bugs in his car. Yes, every single person he talks to could be an agent.

‘But we need to be at the top of our game. We are going to be stuck with him for some time.’

Understandably, moderate Muslims are alarmed at the prospect of Choudary’s release. Miqdaad Versi of the Muslim Council of Britain says: ‘Mr Anjem Choudary has long been condemned by Muslim organisations and Muslims across the country, who consider him and his support for Daesh (IS) to be despicable.

‘Many Muslims have long been puzzled why this man was regularly approached by the media to give outrageous statements that inflamed Islamophobia.’

Surely the best thing to do – when once again Anjem Choudary attempts to spread his own special brand of hatred – is to ignore him.

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