The radical Muslim hate preacher Anjem Choudary finally faces jail time after being convicted of supporting the Islamic state.
Choudary, who has ties to Lee Rigby’s killers, urged followers to support ISIS in a series of YouTube videos.
According to The Guardian, Choudary and his co-defendant, Mohammed Rahman, told their supporters to obey Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader, as well as travel to Syria to support ISIS.
They now face up to 10 years in jail and will be sentenced on September 6.
“These men have stayed just within the law for many years, but there is no one within the counter-terrorism world that has any doubts of the influence that they have had, the hate they have spread and the people that they have encouraged to join terrorist organisations,” Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command, said.
“Over and over again we have seen people on trial for the most serious offences who have attended lectures or speeches given by these men. The oath of allegiance was a turning point for the police – at last we had the evidence that they had stepped over the line and we could prove they supported ISIS,” he added.