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Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary Arrested for Terror Offense

Anjem Choudary, a notorious hate preacher, is currently undergoing questioning by the police following his arrest on suspicion of a terrorism offense. The 56-year-old Choudary’s residence in Ilford was raided by detectives at approximately 5:40 am on Monday.

In a subsequent development, counter-terrorism officers from Scotland Yard apprehended a 28-year-old Canadian national upon his arrival at Heathrow Airport, seven hours later.

Both Choudary and the Canadian national were detained on suspicion of being members of a banned organization, which contravenes the provisions of the Terrorism Act 2000.

The investigation led to their interrogation at a police station in west London, while the authorities conducted searches at three properties situated in east London.

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Anjem Choudary, who was a trained lawyer, held the position of the UK’s most prominent Islamic extremist for many years. He headed various groups, including al-Muhajiroun, which were banned under the counter-terrorism legislation enacted following the 9/11 terror attacks in New York and the 7/7 suicide bombings in London in 2005. Notably, al-Muhajiroun praised the 9/11 terrorists as “magnificent martyrs.”

The Metropolitan Police issued a statement confirming the arrests, stating, “Counter-terrorism detectives have arrested two men as part of an investigation into suspected terrorism offenses. The officers arrested a 56-year-old man from east London at approximately 5:40 am in the area. They arrested a 28-year-old Canadian national at Heathrow airport at approximately 12:35 pm after he arrived on a flight from Canada. Both were arrested on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organization, contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The men are currently being held under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 at a west London police station.”

“Police searches of three addresses in east London are ongoing.”

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