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British preacher to be tried on terror charge

  • An alleged radical British preacher Anjem Choudary is to go on trial early next year on the charge that he encouraged support for the Islamic State terrorist group.

    The 48-year-old was accused of inviting support for the banned terror group on social media between June 29 last year and March 6 this year, contrary to section 12 of the British Terrorism Act 2000.

    Choudary, of Ilford, east London, was charged along with Mohammed Rahman, 32, of Whitechapel, east London, who was also accused of inviting support for the IS over the same dates. (Source: IANS)