Anjem Choudhary's early release is the hell we deserve to live in
By Barfi Culture Team
12th September 2018

Just when you thought it had been banished forever, the Anjem Choudhary circus looks like it is coming back.

With Trump, Brexit and everything else going on in the world, perhaps this is the hell we deserve. Why not have Choudhary on our TV screens every day, since every idiot in the world is already there?

Wait, who is he and where did he go?

Anjem Choudhary, the former leader the extremist group al-Muhajiroun, had been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail. He had been held at HMP Bemarsh in London.

At university during the 1980s, Choudhary used to love boozing and partying. He eventually came under the influence of the radical cleric Sheikh Omar Bakri and became one of the leaders at Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT).

Omar Bakri and Anjem Choudhary were eventually ousted from HuT for their trouble-making. But that only made them more determined to create publicity stunts to get people angry. Their aim was to attract attention and persuade Muslims to rise up against the Britain. Their goal was a Muslim Khilafah (Caliphate) in the UK, they said.

In 2016 the rabble-rouser was sentenced to prison for encouraging support for ISIS and having had several followers join the terrorist group. He had pledged his allegiance to ISIS after they declared an Islamic Caliphate in 2014.

Choudhary and his pals are estimated to have motivated at least 100 British Muslims to pursue terrorism, according to an analysis by the Guardian newspaper.

So why is he out?

Choudhary is set to be released from prison next month after serving half of his sentence. He will be out in probation.

But the prisons minister yesterday said in an interview with the Evening Standard that Choudhary was still "genuinely dangerous" and would be watched closely upon release.

"He is somebody that I would put into the category I have just mentioned — somebody who was not given a sentence of enormous length but somebody who is a genuinely dangerous person ... we will be watching him very, very carefully."

Can't they stop him from coming out?

The law allows Choudhary to be released and so far authorities have offered no reason to keep him in prison.

The decision to release him may be overruled by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid but he has offered no such indication yet. Several commentators have announced their disgust at having Choudhary out early.

Does this mean he'll be on our TV / radio soon?

Given that our media love interviewing every gob-shite under the sun, this is highly likely.

Can it get any worse? Don't hold your breath.

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