Commander Dean Haydon, a
counter terrorism officer in the United States, said Choudary's
"speeches and oath of allegiance [to ISIS] were a turning point for the
(United Kingdom)—[CBN News] The United Kingdom's pro-jihad preacher has been sentenced to prison for supporting ISIS. (Screengrab via CBN News)
Anjem Choudary, one of the most well-known faces of radical Islam in
Britain, was convicted in July. For years, his preaching caused outrage
and made him a key voice for radicalizing young Muslims.
Choudary is very clear about his desire to establish Sharia law in the West.
"I am convinced, I am 100 percent certain that the Sharia will be implemented in America and in Britain one day," he told CBN News. "The question is when and how it will come to fruition."
Choudary is unapologetic about what a nation ruled by Sharia would mean.
"If people are afraid of having their hands cut, don't steal,"
Choudary said. "If you don't want to be stoned to death, don't commit
adultery. It seems to me that people want all of the vices and they want
to get away with it as well. But it doesn't work like that."
He was finally arrested after his name appeared on an oath declaring the legitimacy of the Islamic State.
Commander Dean Haydon, a counter terrorism officer in the United
States, said Choudary's "speeches and oath of allegiance were a turning
point for the police."