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Police in London arrest nine in anti-terrorism raid

  • Police in London have arrested nine people, including radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary in an anti-terrorism raid, according to media reports. 

    The men were detained on suspicion of belonging to proscribed groups or supporting such groups, and encouraging terrorism.

    Choudary, 47, is a former member of the banned radical group al-Muhajiroun. The group, however, reinvented itself using different names, authorities say, and these were also banned.

    Choudary has always dismissed allegations that he incites terror acts in any way.

     

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