Even Choudary’s friends must have free speech

Source: spiked
by Candice Holdsworth

“A group of Anjem Choudary’s supporters have been imprisoned for talks they gave encouraging support for terrorism and ISIS. … Detective superintendent Glen Channer, from the Eastern Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit, made a statement after the men were sentenced at the Old Bailey: ‘This was a complex investigation which was launched to target those who seek to influence others with their poisonous rhetoric. This case is another example to show that we simply will not tolerate those who spread fear and hate in our communities and will continue to target, arrest and disrupt anyone with extreme views.’ Yes, these men are despicable, but the fact remains that they have been imprisoned not for what they did, or were planning to do, but for what they said.” (02/16/17)