British Police Charge Cleric with ‘Inviting Support’ for Islamic State


British police on Wednesday charged well-known radical cleric, Anjem Choudary, with `inviting support’ for Islamic State.

From June 2014 to March, Choudary, 48, had `invited support for a proscribed terrorist organisation [Islamic State]’ contrary to Britain’s Terrorism Act, the Metropolitan Police said.

A second man, Mohammed Rahman, 32, was charged with a similar offence, it said.

Choudary and Rahman were detained in custody and scheduled to appear at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court later Wednesday.

The police said both men had been released on police bail after they were among nine people arrested by counter-terrorism officers in September on suspicion of being members of the proscribed organisation.

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