I knew Anjem Choudary before he was radicalised - and he is now incapable of redemption


Anjem Choudary is to be released from prison in October from a sentence of five years and six months, following his conviction for inviting others to support Islamic State. It is a cause of concern that a man who has perhaps done more to encourage opportunist jihadists than anybody else in recent decades will soon be returning to his old habits. In the region of 18 per cent of jihadist convictions in Britain in the last decade have involved individuals with links to al-Muhajiroun and its successors, a jihadist group which Choudary has run since 2005